Author Archives: Mary Fish

Putting Learning into Practice – Looking Ahead to the Final Project

I have certainly learned a lot this past ten months about technology and education. As the COETAIL program has progressed, I have been applying my new knowledge by making small changes to what i am doing in the classroom. I … Continue reading

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Connectiwhat?

I’ll admit it. I’m scared. Lately, I have been reading a lot about how technology is affecting our world, and truthfully, it scares me. Now, I know that that might sound a little strange. After all, what is there to … Continue reading

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Flipping Out – Reflections on the Flipped Classroom

If you are an educator who pays attention to current trends in education, you will most certainly have heard the term “Flipped Classroom” being thrown around a lot lately. I myself heard about it last March at the EARCOS annual … Continue reading

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Technology Integration – What does it really mean?

The term “technology integration” is on a lot of lips these days, but what does it really mean? Is it as simple as having a bunch of computers in a school or is it more than that? If you head … Continue reading

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A Long Road Ahead….

Let me start by saying that I love the NET standards. They are a set of standards developed by ISTE to “help students prepare to work, live, and contribute to the social and civic fabric of their communities”. I have … Continue reading

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Visual Literacy: My Reflections

Recently, I have been studying the topic of visual literacy, and the readings and assignments that I have completed have impacted my teaching in real and tangible ways. Over the last few weeks, I have made some drastic improvements in … Continue reading

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Digital Storytelling

Over the last few weeks, my blog posts have been focused on visual literacy, and this one will be no exception. I recently read The Visual Literacy White Paper, which was written by Dr. Anne Bamford and commissioned Abode Systems … Continue reading

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Killing My Students Softly…. with PowerPoint

“Death by PowerPoint”. Have you experienced it? Better yet, have you committed it? Comedy is a reflection of society, and therefore, I find it extremely telling that you can find a myriad of comedy acts on Youtube just by typing … Continue reading

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“Reading” Pictures…. Examining Visual Literacy

My last post was all about media literacy, and the opinions I expressed on the topic have lead to some rather impassioned conversations amongst some of my colleagues. It seems that many of us have slightly differing views on what … Continue reading

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You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby

Although I am less than half way through the CoETaIL program, I am already noticing a difference in my teaching. I now spend a lot more time thinking about technology and how I can apply it in the classroom. Although … Continue reading

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