Course 1

Persuasive Essay UBD Unit

These past few weeks have been a marathon. With reading week, ordering, progress reports, goal setting meetings, basketball tournaments and CoETaIL projects, I’m being pushed to the limit. I forget to remind myself, though, how gratifying it is to make…

Nothing but NETS

I coach the elementary girls basketball team at our school. For a few weeks, we shared a gym with the boys team. We shared the basketballs, pennies, court space. When we finally did have a full court scrimmage, it was…

Daily Digital Supplements

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXxYgpQhsrU&feature=player_embedded I just find the dialogue about this original video so interesting. It mimics some discussions ricocheting around our school right now. Someone will send out an email about some great iPad apps for helping struggling readers, then someone else…

PLN

I have been a Prezi geek lately, so when we were asked to make a visual of our personal learning network, I went to work with a Prezi template. I learn so SO much from following #edchat and #edtech on…

Popular Opinion

I just finished reading this N Y Times article about how the technology in schools is a questionable investment since the scores of the standardized tests the students take do not seem to improve when technology is implemented in the…

Connectivism

Being of a certain age and just having graduated from university, I felt moderately schooled in the different learning theories and how they relate to the students in my classroom. But even in the four years I was studying, educational…

Student-Centered Learning

The vision for my own classroom is one where every student has every available tool to help ¬†her learn to the best of her ability. In that classroom, every student has a computer or access to one along with access…

Am I literate?

With technology, I’m like the kid that devours the SpongeBob books and doesn’t even touch a book that doesn’t ¬†feature an illustration. I have a lovely relationship with my iPad. It provides me access to all of my favorite blogs.…

Introducing….

Hello. My name is Rachel. I teach grade 5 at an international school in Vietnam. I’m taking a CoETaIL course because I want to teach with tech. I want to talk to others who teach with tech. I want to…