Author Archives: Rachella Simon

Course 5 final project

Start. Stop. Start. At the end of Course 4, I had high hopes for the Course 5 final project.  From Course 4, I found a set of science teachers who were eager and open to working with me.  I am … Continue reading

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Course 4 Final Project

It’s just a happy coincidence that the final project for course 4 is gathering thoughts for unit re-design and 2 science teachers approached me last week to re-work a unit together.  Two of are us are new to the school.  The … Continue reading

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Management

In the beginning…(it was not so great) My first experience in the classroom was as an elementary computer teacher.  I was completely untrained, had no idea what I was doing and the school was ahem “in transition“.  Really not the … Continue reading

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Flipped

Ahhhh, so that’s what it is…. I’ve heard of “reverse instruction/flipped classroom” but I never really looked too deeply into it (or at all, to be honest).  I had actually thought it was sort of like an Understanding by Design (UBD) … Continue reading

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Technology integration defined

Defined My definition of technology integration is using technology in meaningful ways to support the goals of the curriculum.  The curriculum is the most important thing, not the technology.  As discussed by David Warlick (in one of my favorite readings … Continue reading

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Teaching NETS

Who’s job is it to teach the NETS to students? This is an interesting question and I think the answer depends on where one’s school is in the technology road.  Ideally, it is everyone‘s job to teach NETS to students in … Continue reading

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That’s a wrap!

From panic to not so much panic I know I’m not the only one that felt a bit weak-kneed upon finding out that the Final Project for Course 3 was a movie.  And I’m owning up to the fact that … Continue reading

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Presentation redo

Far and few between I haven’t had to give many presentations in my life – for which I am eternally grateful.  However, last year I was asked to give a presentation to new and returning staff during orientation week; A … Continue reading

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Incorporation and attribution (or stop the agony and simply begin)

In the beginning, there was Jane… Jane Austen is one of my favorite authors and I’ve loved her and her characters since I was in grade school.  So, the first time I saw the mashup Pride and Prejudice and Zombies I was … Continue reading

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From the first moment…

Love & future epic-ness I have LOVED infographics like nobody’s business.  Most of my required comments are probably going to be on fellow CoETaILer’s infographics.  I am super excited to create my own – probably on note-taking or research.  However, … Continue reading

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