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    More Ninja than Cookie

    cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo shared by Derek This blogpost is a crosspost from the Coetail Coaches Blog. As I cruise through some of the first blog posts of our new Coetailers, there is a common theme running through many of them. Pe
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    Here a Mooc, there a Mooc, here a Tweet, there a Tweet...

      Coetail Course 4 Week 4: Connectivism Learning Theory Assignment 4:  Will education as we know it change because of technology? Where and how will you be teaching in 5, 10, 15 years time?  How does connectivism apply in your cla
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    Digital management: or, How I learned to stop worrying and love the device

    Let me see, some way for teachers to ensure that digital devices are being properly used, monitored, and managed in classrooms? Hmmmm, Dr. Strangelove, do we have anything like that in the works? cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo shared by F
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    eBooks and Avatars T Minus 4

    [youtube]http://youtu.be/39G0dqCpuq0[/youtube] If you have been reading my prior blogs, you might be concerned that I have left out reading as a core library focus. Rest assured books and literature will remain as the cornerstone in this innovatio
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    Playing in the Classroom

    I have to say, among the many 'tech in ed' jargons I have heard in Coetail, 'gamification' is one that I have not heard used a lot before reading all those articles.  So here's how I understand gamification in education. How I understand gami
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    The Early Elementary McTwist

    [caption id="attachment_239" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Photo Credit: Hani Amir via Compfight cc[/caption] A McTwist is a snowboard, skateboarding move where the rider does a 540 (one and a half turns) while upside down. This picture does n
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    Need another reason for why tech education is important?

    * s i g h * After THIS inane debacle -- by the country that is host to some of the most sophisticated technology and successful tech companies in the world -- we may never really need to make much of an argument for the need for technology in educ
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    Starting to put it all together

    cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Alexander Henning Drachmann What am I going to do this school year -- in terms of technology -- that will help my art students to learn and grow? In terms of education generally, we hope we've move
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    COETAIL Coaches Idea

    During the Learnign2 COETAIL Meet Up we asked those that attended how we can improve COETAIL. Marcello Mongardi from Oman along with others asked “What’s next”? It was a great questions that Kim and I weren’t really thinking about but now are
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    Fear, Courage, Creativity and Learning

    One of the last acts of Learning 2.013 in Singapore was Jeff Utecht's talk about taking on something seemingly impossible in your learning environment. What is your Moon Shot? he asked. I felt pretty comfortable running through the options in my mind
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    Re-visualizing myself

    cc licensed ( BY ND ) flickr photo shared by David Blackwell. COETAIL course 3 comes to a close. I'm not sure why I'm drawn to this opening semi-apocalyptic image at this point.  But I can think of two possibilities: one, it's easily the mos
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    "Back to School Night" Presentation Makeover Using Zen Design Principles

    As suggested by Jeff Utech at the beginning of the course, I tried to use my new skills to rework the back-to-school night presentation with the hope that it would save me some time at the beginning of the school year next year. By combining betwe
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    Collaborative Remix

    Remix and Fair Use:    In his article : “On the Freedoms of Remix Creators”, Lawrence Lessig responds to some of the critics who argued on his 5 to 10 minutes short opening speech, on a panel at Vimeo’s Festival+Awards. The title of the panel
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    Remix culture has long been a staple in art class

    When making artwork, where do students' ideas come from? Often they come from the things they know and like. Kids know a lot about dinosaurs, so they draw dinosaurs. Kids love princesses and Transformers, so kids make princesses and Transformers. And
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    Feel the Fear...and then what?

    [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240"] Some rights reserved by anguila40[/caption] I have never believed in fear.  Or regret.  I still don’t believe in regret; it’s a useless emotion that often leads to guilt.  That doesn’t mean I
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    Zen Presentation

    This is a presentation I started for an international festival the school was to be attending. When we were talking about what we were going to display, I suggested that we put out iPads with a photo slide show. The idea was for people to come up and
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    The right track

    In an earlier post, I mentioned that the teachers at my school have been working with NoTosh to incorporate Design Thinking into our school curriculum. During our professional development workshops in August we learned more about what Design Thinki
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    BIFF: Busan International Film Festival: A Digital Story

    As I have promised in my previous post on digital story telling Fly, Fly Away….with Digital Storytelling I am adding a movie which I created using iMovie. I will not spend much time writing about it- I hope that you enjoy it. The movie is about 
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    Cource 3 Final Project: The HEISZ NATION Science Experience

      It's done. For this Digital Storytelling project, I decided to create a video highlighting what my science program is all about. I've collected a huge amount of photos and video from all kinds of activities from every course over the yea
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    I remixed a remix, it was back to normal

    An option to use remixing in a class for me would be to present students with classic product design like the following eames lounge chair. Their task is to remix or redesign the product to reflect their own design aesthetic. This would be done with
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    presentation aesthetic

    Design technology hopefully encourages students to develop their own design aesthetic which will continually evolve with exposure to new designs and styles. I use presentations to outline sections of design portfolios and my presentations similarly e
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    A New Way of Looking At Things

    Sometimes ya just need a fresh perspective. I've been reading up on the "Remix Culture" that is becoming more and more mainstream as I write. The basic idea is that you take an existing piece of work and break it up, overlay it, underlay it, chunk
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    An Infographic on Infographic

    When I read the title, Course 3 Week 5: Infographics and Data Visualization, I casually presumed “infographics as visuals and graphs that present information.” Wikipedia defines “Information graphics or infographics as graphic visual representa
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    angolan clips

    I used the video floating around my iphoto to put together a short clip in imovie. Great fun stitching shots of friends together. This is the first time I have used imovie and the interface is brilliantly intuitive. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com
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    Pie charts in art class??

    cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo shared by Kevin Trotman The opportunity to create an infographic for art class is a good thing. It actually would help me get across a point to students (and adults alike) that I struggle to make at times. 
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    Stepping out collaboratively ...

    What I find interesting about many of the new technologies are that they are intentionally collaborative. We are constantly bombarded with how to be, and the importance of being, collaborative. So much so that it is considered a 21st skill by the Cen
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    #GoodbyeBreakingBad

    Did you watch it?  The finale of all finales?... ... ... Do you even know what I'm talking about?  If you don't, it's cool.  It's only a matter of time before you decide to binge-watch all 5 seasons of the best TV show in television history, Break
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    Digital storytelling in art class

    In art class we often discuss the idea of non-verbal (i.e. visual) communication. We ask "Can you communicate visually?", "Can you tell a story without words?". [caption id="attachment_183" align="alignleft" width="1000"] Chalk-storybook-cover-by-
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    Course 2 Final Project

    With three colleagues across the two primary campuses of our school in Ho Chi Minh City  we have discussed and wrote an AUP for our school. We will present this to the SLT in the hope that they will adopt it across the school. It is not meant to be
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    Visual Imagery

    According to the article written by John Medina about Brain Rules, “We are incredible at remembering pictures. Hear a piece of information, and three days later you’ll remember 10% of it. Add a picture and you’ll remember 65%.” Visual imager
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    Visual Chart

    This tool is super cool, bubbl.us.  You can click on the bubbles to expand the information.  This function enables the presenter the ability to open discussion one step at a time without overloading the audience. Very easy to use and embed i
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    Presentation 101

    This is such an awesome article on presentation.  And I agree with the author when he says that, it is really difficult to judge the quality of a presentation without any knowledge of the context.  It is almost like teaching.  Depending on ho
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    Cyberbullying

    After attending the first class of the 2nd COETAIL course, I really started thinking about the magnitude of cyberbullying. Cyberbullying happens when a minor is harassing another minor through the use of electronic devices. In this digital age, we ar
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    Realizing the Power of Remix

    Remix culture gives me a topic in which I can explore a broader concept with my students.   I love having conversations with freshmen about connections.  Students consistently ask why we study math or history or science and it opens up a dialog tha
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    Racing from Complacency

    Man, am I one lucky teacher.  And I'm not just writing that because I'm riding out a four day weekend for the Moon Festival in Taiwan.  I'm lucky for lots of reasons:  the kids in my school are unbelievably motivated, I have small class sizes, my
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    Tools for the networked classroom

    I've just read the New Bloom's taxonomy- wikispaces page by A. Churches http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Bloom%27s+and+ICT+tools This is an amazing resource page where Churches list many tech tools to practice the different thinking skills, like a
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    An exploratory digital story

    The main focus of today's COETAIL class was learning about digital storytelling and then creating one of our own. I explored Alan Levine's site 50 Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story here, and watched his video of the same name: So, I chose to try
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    Remix Culture in Advertising

    You Tube is a treasure trove of remix videos. The video that I have embedded below was posted in 2008, and has been reused by many others since then. It combines a number of features present in successful advertising videos - it is short, contains so
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    Sidenote: Let's Mess Around

    Doing these blog posts that are up for public searches and views made me think about something I often struggle with: Copyright. I wanted to just use and upload images that I find on Google Image, but I started thinking about how do I cite my reso
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    Coetail Blog Redesign + My Classroom Website

    For our first assignment in our third course, we were asked to redesign our blog and reflect on the changes made.  I was a little bit stuck on where to begin, because I had already put work into my design and was happy with the aesthetic. When I
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    Digital Try Outs

    An original iMotion HD movie I made while geeking around with cool props that were made for my first year in Japan.  The video has been remixed during our second face to face for course three, coetail. Lots of research, investigation and the
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    Wisely In Touch

    While reading the article, “Teaching Media Literacy: Yo! Are you Hip to This?” by Renee Hobbs (a prolific writer, speaker, researcher and curriculum designer in the field of media literacy education; a director of Media Education Lab at Temple Un
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    Transforming Curriculum

    Curriculum design is never an easy process. It requires much discussion, collaboration within and across grade levels, and constant review along the way towards a package that endeavors to provide the resources for delivering material that is engagin
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    Tech Integration- The African Way

    This blog began life as a test. You see, I needed to check why my new blog theme was not working the way I thought it should, based on the theme layout. So I created this title as a TEST...and then while working on it the power went out at my house.
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    Branding Troubles

    Northern Ireland's modern civil conflict - a 30 year conflict fought amongst only 1.5 million people in a region of only 5,345 square miles, and which left more 3,500 people dead - was known euphemistically throughout its duration as 'The Trouble
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    Thinking creatively in TOK

    [caption id="attachment_98" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo Credit: ~Alia~ via Compfight cc[/caption] In my search for a picture to use in this weeks blog I was drawn to this one - I think it has potential as a catalyst for discussion about
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    LIS Reads - LIS Lê: Books & Images!

    Combining Text and Imagery We're doing a year of reading at LIS, and the primary librarian and I recently held our LIS Reads kick-off celebration to start the year off. Since we're reading Wonder as a whole school (with alternatives for both our you
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    The uncommonly creative use of Creative Commons

    The use of imagery in a visual art class is, perhaps obviously, a key component.  Last year I created and used 34 individual slideshows -- each with a specific function tied to a particular unit of study -- in my classes. I also created over 30 inst
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    Less is More is Me

    [caption id="attachment_91" align="alignnone" width="300"] http://jakndaxta.deviantart.com/[/caption] I've always tried to preach and practice this throughout my career and life. Well, maybe not the younger part of my life; that was a bit excessiv
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    At the risk of talking too much

    Repetition  Repetition  Repetition  Repetition Repetition Repetition  Repetition  Repetition  Repetition  Repetition Repetition  Repetition  Repetition  Repetition REPETITION REPETITION  REPETITION  REPETITION  REPETITION Can help ma
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    When is it appropriate for students to develop an organized presentation of their work?

    @yiskp on Instagram Reflection helps us ponder our past, present and future intentions, challenging us to suspend judgement and an assumption that there is a ‘right’ way of achieving. I would invite the children to discuss their pieces. T
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    A Rose by Any Other Name...

    According to Juliet, had Romeo had any other name, he "would smell as sweet", meaning, no matter what Romeo called himself, she would still love him... aaawww.  But Shakespeare didn't live in the digital age, no sir.  The dude wrote stories that ha
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    Fighting my own prejudices

    “We live in a screen age, and to say to a kid, ‘I’d love for you to look at a book but I hate it when you look at the screen’ is just bizarre. It reflects our own prejudices and comfort zone.”     ~Mark Prensky, Education and Technology W
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    Silence is Golden

     Or so they say. It certainly didn't do Buster Keaton, Chaplin or Harold Lloyd any harm... [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fwls7oS-MHI[/youtube] Or Mion Sasaki for that matter. What? Don't remember her as a female icon of the silent film e
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    Tags Bring Us Together

    One of the most exciting updates to the new COETAIL site (for me anyway) is our new tags page. You can find it on the home page here: What this new link does is pull together all the tags used by all the users across the COETAIl site and creates a
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    "Are you tired of the same old UGLY blog posts?"

    cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo shared by Nemo's great uncle "Well, then look no further! Welcome to Japan's first Aesthetically Pleasing Blog Post Helper!" (cue calliope/circus music)... Obviously, I watch enough television that I have
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    Add a Google Plus Widget to Your Sidebar

    One of the readings in the first week the third course talks about how many people look for information about the author of a blog in the upper right corner. I am not sure about how much I agree with that, but I do like when I read a blog and see rig
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    The first hurdle

    Ok, so just sorting out the online grade sheet was challenge enough for me so I am slightly anxious about the technological journey I am going to experience over the next few months. However I am ready to embrace! After spending an hour trying to res
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    New year, new image

    A new school year and a new look for this blog site.  The header image had been irritating me for a while as it didn't really reflect me or the ideas in the blog and did little more than remind me of my time in Japan. I have put off changing it a
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    Overview of “Twenty Things I Learned about Browsers and the Web"

        Every day we use the internet to explore the web and to teach, but how much do we or our students actually know about the nuts and bolts that allow the internet to function so smoothly for us at home and school? The Google Chrome
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    Space & Design in the Nick of Time

    [caption id="" align="alignright" width="240"] Photo Credit: AlaskaGM via Compfight cc[/caption] As I was watching Jeff's Introductory video on Visual Literacy I could easily agree that all the many school presentations which we know so well ca
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    Making the message clear

    During back to school night, my traditional role is to be in the lobby meeting parents, answering questions, helping them find their way and just being present.  However, the past couple of years I have had my own session as I teach a class.  I hav
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    The eportfolio as a tool for collective reflection and storytelling.

    Student led conference, 2013 from Zoe Page on Vimeo. Example of  sharing and reflection with parents. How does reflection fit into the portfolio development process? Why is it important?  Dr Barretts describes reflection as the heart and so
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    Who is involved in the implementation of eportfolio's and how will you inform them?

    Identifying stakeholders in the portfolio implementation process and developing an initial communication plan for each stakeholder group. An example of student self-documentation chosen for the class blog, which could go in an eportfolio. K
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    Visual Literacy- Improving Parent Communication

      Improve my Weekly Class Newsletters                                                                                          -For three years, I have been weekly class newsletters on a wordpress site.
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    What You See Is What You Learn

    I completely agree with the authors of this week's readings that visual literacy is a critical competency in our increasingly aesthetically-minded education universe.  The proliferation of 1 to 1 programs that move the process of learning from teach
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    What are the benefits of an eportfolio?

    How can we share information-Kyle's idea. from Zoe Page on Vimeo. Child self-generated documentation on how to share information. In my opinion a portfolio is a merit-based celebration of learning. An eportfolio offers young children the oppor
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    Noli Timere: "Don't be afraid"

    The Poet Seamus Heaney died this week and his last words were  "Noli Timere" (his beloved Latin) texted to his Wife minutes before he died.  So in recognition of a great poet, in acknowledgement of modern technology (he texted his last words) and w
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    What's your vision for eportfolios?

    Happy Hula-Hooper from Zoe Page on Vimeo. Example of the social process of documentation by all stakeholders We have been asked to write a vision statement about eportfolios. I found Dr Barrett's Google presentation  on drafting vision sta
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    Communication Lesson with Media Literacy

    I have been re-learning what I know and believe about visual literacy.  So I thought I would combine my updated knowledge with this week's lesson plan.  We are practicing communication and conversation.  Students were given a list of "tips" for ho
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    Stop Consuming and Start Producing

    After thinking about issues like copyright and pornography, I feel the need to think about more optimistic topics. While not exactly a feel-good video, PressPausePlay does make me feel excited and energized about the future. [youtube]http://www.yout
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    Welcome to Course 3

    WOW....how time flies. Feels like just yesterday we were wrapping up course 2, creating AUPs and looking at ways to keep kids safe online. I have had a pretty good summer of wine tasting, travel and of course baseball. I hope you all had a restful
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    Copyright: A Must

    cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo shared by Nancy Sims One of the most powerful videos that I have ever watched while taking this COETAIL course is What is the Future of Learning. It completely blew my mind with its message on what we should be
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    Iceberg of Assumption

    [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240"] Some rights reserved by Rita Willaert[/caption] In my early days of teaching, I studied several theories of language acquisition that have influenced my practice over the years.  One of these was the
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    New from Apple iEau

    Apple fans please don't take offense, I love Apple products, but couldn't resist posting this spoof when I spotted it on wastetoomuchtime.com This name works well in Singapore as the expression Aiyoh is one of unpleasant surprise.  
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    Are we communicating fully?

    As I promised in my fall trends post...here are some of my additional thoughts on communication. What if everything we did came back to understanding fundamentals of communication and teaching our students how to communicate?  Math no longer is j
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    Fall Trends

    It's that time of year... fall fashion is hitting the stores and school is starting.  I Love fall fashion time!  It's not only my favorite time of year...fall clothes are my favorite to wear.  Bring on the boots! [caption id="attachment_119" al
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    Hello Chennai!

    Welcome back to school and a new year of learning!  We will kick off the new school year by starting a CoETaIL cohort in Chennai at the American International School.  This Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy (CoETaIL) is
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    ReDesigning My Blog

    From our readings this first week of course 3, this quote from Understanding Visual Hierarchy in Web Design, by Brandon Jones struck me as important and well-put: ...as web designers, our task is to break down that raw information into delicious lit
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    Meeting Point Europe Competitive Section

    Under the auspices of the International Federation of the Film Critics FIPRESCI  The competitive section is a profiling part of each and every film festival. Cinematik comes with a unique and original concept of the main competition. In the main
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    Alain Resnais: Cinema of the Brain at Cinematik

    Cinematik IFF is holding a retrospective dedicated to Alain Resnais, one of the finest auteurs in the history of world cinema.  Cinematik-goers will have an opportunity to see 10 features, 6 short films and an omnibus film in which Resnais took part
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    Welcome to Course 3

    WOW....how time flies. Feels like just yesterday we were wrapping up course 2, creating AUPs and looking at ways to keep kids safe online. I have had a pretty good summer of wine tasting, travel and of course baseball. I hope you all had a restful
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    Program Begins February 3rd

    Starting February 3rd, Jeff Utecht will start a fully online COETAIL Cohort. We have had a lot of interest in this is cohort. So it is important that if you sign up for this Cohort you are committed to seeing it through to the end. Here's what yo
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    Course Begins September 9th

    Starting September 9th, Kim Cofino will start a fully online COETAIL Cohort. We have had a lot of interest in this, our first ever September start, and space is limited to 25 participants. So it is important that if you sign up for this Cohort you a
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    Social networking and eportfolio development, how are the two connected?

    Skype-Dance Skype1 from Zoe Page on Vimeo. Example of linking social media Twitter buddies become Skype buddies. Which social networks do you use? What do you think are the similarities and differences between the social networking processes
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    Running with Technology

    I’m not a runner. My runner friends run marathons, halves, not just one but multiple ones per year. They run before work. They run daily. Some of them can just wake up one morning and decide, “I think I’ll run a marathon today” and just do
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    Revisiting Digital Citizenship

    With heavy tech use and technology integration being the order at AES, it calls for a sound help system that directs and guides students through the best use of technology. Technology use calls for a lot of introspection on part of the educational
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    Course 2 Final Project

    [caption id="attachment_95" align="alignright" width="300"] My 11th graders during a class debate[/caption] Personal Learnings For me, the benefit of the Course 2 Project has really been more on the conversational level. Although Christian Acad
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    Final Project- Digital Footprint

    Working in collaboration with Clare our final project introduces the concept of digital footprint and the ability to use words and pictures to represent yourself.  Students are already aware that they are on the internet, mostly from school projects
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    Branding Procrastination

    Some would say I spent the day, updating and branding myself but seriously I think it was procrastination.  It just goes to show that I can update my facebook profile, check my twitter feed, skype my family, book part of my summer holiday
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    Focus on Literacy

    As mentioned in my previous post, my school will be getting a set of Windows 8 tablets to use in our elementary next year. Here are my reviews of 5 apps I found focused on reading and literacy. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"] cc
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    Why Trust Matters When Schools Move Forward

    Imagine I walk up to you at the Outback Steakhouse and I have a name tag on that says ‘Steak Expert.’  You might ask me what I recommend (which is the Porterhouse w/mushrooms of course) and then order. But instead of what I recommended, you go a
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    Creating Homework Tutorials (flipped classroom light) on youtube

    A month ago the renowned educational technology guru, Alan November, came to speak at my school in Tokyo. Though he was only visiting Seisen for a day, he pitched several ideas and encouraged us to choose a few that resonated and experiment with them
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    Learning about making a book in the 21st Century

    Self starter programs help get projects from ideas into reality.  Take for example the Kickstarter website.  Where creative projects are independently created and people pledge funds for the projects to become reality.  Earlier this year I receiv
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    You may die of a misprint

    “Be careful about reading health books.                                You may die of a misprint.”  ― Mark Twain His example may be a bit extreme but let's draw a connection from the above quote to the importance of what
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    Magazine articles

    I have been fortunate enough to appear in three of the school magazines recently. The Banner (top) is a publication aimed at students, parents and alumni. The second is from the Tech Crewsaders (bottom) which is a High School publication focused on t
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    Cyber Bullying

    [caption id="attachment_51" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo Credit: Moh Tj via Compfight cc[/caption] Cyber bullying is something that comes up fairly regularly in discussion in teacher training and within the classroom. In fact, my team
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    Course 5 Final Project: Blogging Seniors

    Sarah Leonardis and her seniors takes us through their blogging project. Please click here to fill out the feedback form for Sarah
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    Course Two Final Project

    While the complexities of developing / revising an AUP were alluring as a final project for course two, creating a lesson about one the topics we studied in this course seemed to fit better with the needs of my school and students. A large part of
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    To THINK is just common sense.

    When asked, "What do you remember about the AUP, the document that you all signed at the beginning of the year?" my students responded with one of two options: "What is AUP?" or "Are you sure we signed it?"  (Some of the responses of my students wer
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    "Thou shalt not..." (Course 2 - Final Project)

    [caption id="attachment_48" align="aligncenter" width="772"] Retrieved from http://mrobertson7.weebly.com/1/post/2011/7/copyright-and-fair-use-guidelinesacceptable-use-policy-toondoo.html May 19, 2013[/caption] Being a fledgling school and trying
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    Course 2 Final Project - A Technology AUP for Grades K-6

    The school I am working at just recently updated the school's AUP. When I saw it, I felt like it was missing something, something besides easy-to-understand language for the elementary students. The school's AUP needed some positive language in it.
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    Course 2 Final Project

    Props required. For my Course 2 Project I worked with the wonderful Kelsey Giroux (@kels_giroux) and Lissa Layman (@mmelayman). They were fantastic collaborators and it reminded me how fun it is to work with like-minded colleagues. The Goods. H
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    The Art of Blogging

    "The fuss is not about how blogs work       but what people like you do with them" -Lee LeFever "Web logs" or 'blogs' started in the late 90s but have changed the way we are influenced by information. More than ever before the voice of the i
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    Alisa Scudamore wrote a tagged post :

    AUP for the Family

    For our Course 2 Final project, I attempted an AUP for the home. Here's what I came up with: I made an infographic to accompany the Family AUP. It was a fun time-suck, and I can highly recommend Piktochart. I titled the infographic "Acceptable
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    Esther Russell wrote a tagged post :

    The allure of the hyperlink

    I am on an a website about the Louvre museum looking for fun facts which will grab my class' attention. I see a link that looks interesting. I click on that. I read that for bit. Oh look another link. This happens several times and before you know it
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    Theingi Myaing wrote a tagged post :

    Course 2 Final Project: Collaborative AUP

    In our COETAIL Course 2, we explored the current issues the 21st Century learner had to face as regards to new technology, access to wide ranging global communication, and the overabundance of information.  In the current technological world, we, as
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    Internet Safety for Children is a Shared Responsibility

    [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] Photo Credit: Fairywren via Compfight cc[/caption] Dealing with internet safety issue, Scott McLoud in his blog 26 Internet safety talking points brings up a very good point, such as: “Whatever ot
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    Too much of a Goog thing?

    You can have too much of a good thing the saying goes. I'm not so sure. I've never been a great one for self-discipline at the best of times, but having finally discovered Google Sites, I can't see it going back in the packet anytime soon. image
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    Jeff Utecht wrote a tagged post :

    Course 5 Final Project: Infographic Presentations

    Sarah Cornelius teachers about Fair Use and has her computer graphics class create and present infographics. Please click here to fill out the feedback form for Sarah
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    I wasn't HYPER – until now:

    [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="160"] Some rights reserved by Rubin 110[/caption] While reading my RSS feed this week, I came across  Chez Vivian’s post on the tangled webs we weave. I was extremely curious to see what my “tangled web
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    Katy Jean Vance wrote a tagged post :

    Eyes Wide Shut: Research and the Invisible Web

    Of course, teaching our students about how the Internet works is important. If they DON'T link, like, tag and share, their creations will end up being lonely islands, isolated in a sea of half-started blogs and untended tumblrs. If they DO link, li
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    Theingi Myaing wrote a tagged post :

    Polychrome Webbing

    [caption id="attachment_85" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo Credit: moriza via Compfight cc[/caption] When I first created my gmail account, I used the internet connection for chatting and for emailing purposes basically, and was quite exit
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    Marion Statton wrote a tagged post :

    Peer mentoring - Get the cool kids to step-up!

    [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="336"] Chris Kasurak[/caption] Social Networking - just another way to be rejected by women.....a one liner from a comedy series which had the desired effect of getting a laugh. But what does social network
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    Save ALL the animals!

    For the last five weeks, we've been in endangered animal mode in grade five. We've been crusaders for the environment, for animal rights, for the dwindling populations of species unique to South East Asia. And man, can I tell you, it's rewarding bu
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    Sexting and Cyber Bullying

    I love it this topic and I have a good reason for that, let me tell you why.  Both cases, Sexting and Cyber Bullying, I have had to deal with as a student and as Tech Director. [caption id="attachment_79" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Bang Wit
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    Mariko Jungnitsch wrote a tagged post :

    The Peril of Promising Algorithms

    I’ve often wondered how prices seem to hike every time I return to an online shopping site whether buying plane tickets or booking hotels. Is it linked to the number of times I’ve visited or how many clicks it had received from customers?
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    mendyb wrote a tagged post :

    Course 1 Final Thoughts and Final Project

    After dabbling with blogs, RSS, hyperlinks, widgets, and the like, I now pronounce myself a full-fledged digital immigrant.  Like any migrant, I still constantly find myself lost in the dark alleys of the virtual world.  Nevertheless, the reward
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    Yes there is a Copyright law in Angola!

    [caption id="attachment_71" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Some rights reserved by Oscar Megía[/caption]   As Jeff Utech asked us in this lesson to reflect on how we teach about copyright laws in Africa, I found myself asking the quest
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    Digital Footprint

    [caption id="attachment_81" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Some rights reserved by Jax60[/caption] After reading all the recommended readings, Your Online Reputation Can Hurt Your Job Search, Calculate your Digital Footprint, Companies Using Soc
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    A Beautiful and Unique Snowflake

    Featured Image: JanneM via Compfight cc The other week, I left for school one morning and walked to the bus stop. While I was waiting there, a parade of college girls passed by. One at a time, sometimes two or three at a time. Some passed by o
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    Elizabeth Cho-Young wrote a tagged post :

    Digital Patriotism

    I appreciate Valerie Strauss’s reposting of John Merrow’s article which argues this: While our kids may be digital natives, we must teach them how to be responsible digital citizens.  I couldn’t agree more. Cyber bullying is one aspect of
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    Angela Richel wrote a tagged post :

    Discerning Digital Citizens

    [caption id="attachment_58" align="alignleft" width="240"] Some rights reserved by ToGa Wanderings[/caption] "There's no bullying problem at my school," Boyd, 2010.  Well, actually there are a few issues with bullying.  However, due to the fact
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    Alisa Scudamore wrote a tagged post :

    Your Suggestions Appreciated

    [caption id="attachment_66" align="aligncenter" width="300"] berlin[/caption] In an effort to help families guide their children towards digital citizenship, what do you see as the key points to managing/encouraging connectedness in the home? I
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    I happened upon a book...

    [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="350"] Photo taken by Samuel Bavido[/caption] Today I happened upon a book in the library by the well-known medievalist and lay theologian C.S. Lewis who is more commonly known as the author of the celebrated
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    Juliana Bonilla Garcia wrote a tagged post :

    "know what you stand for, not just what you stand against"*

    I do not take the topic of bullying lightly.  To the contrary, I have cried over children whose names I didn’t know and faces I’ve never seen. Felicia Garcia- “On Staten Island, Relentless Bullying is Blamed for a Teenage Girl’s Suicide
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    Remix Common Sense to Remash Copyright

    'Everything old is new again,' (Peter Allen) [gallery columns="4" orderby="rand"] Common sense tells us that copyright is a good thing to protect the creator of new original ideas.  It also tells us that to have a new and original idea is ext
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    YouTube is the Bermuda Triangle.

    Down the rabbit hole. This week's assignment is to reflect on our personal use of the internet. If anyone tries to tell me that they haven't watched a video on YouTube, subsequently clicked on another video and then 30 minutes later realize they have
  • Avatar of Jeff Utecht

    Jeff Utecht wrote a tagged post :

    Course 5 Final Project: Creating Real Connections in Pre-K

    Aroma Pannu takes us inside her Pre-K classroom and how her students on a remote island in Indonesia find a way to make real connections. Student Blog Examples: http://isrrumbaikirin.blogspot.com/ http://isrrumbaiemily.blogspot.com/ Pleas
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    There Is No Privacy

    As I previously blogged, I was inspired to consider the issue of online privacy, especially as it relates to schools, after reading Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother. In my post, I questioned whether schools should employ regulatory policies or whethe
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    Are we Truly Newly Literate?

    Powerful readings this week that I strongly agree with and hope to be launching my students into.  New literacies of the 21st century. The ecology of society is in  flux!  Changing, and reforming at an incredible pace.  This pace is present wo
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    Course Two Begins

    Yet another round of sorting, analysing and postulating new technologies and the future.  We embark on the journey to YIS.  Readings read, opinions formed and learning ready to take place.  A full day session including classtime, videos (do these
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    Part 1 Final Project: VoiceThread Poetry Presentation

    For my Part 1 final project, I chose to have students create digital poetry presentations using the VoiceThread multimedia platform. VoiceThread is a cloud-based application that: “allows you to place collections of media like images, videos, d
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    Caitlin Munson wrote a tagged post :

    Kindness Matters

    I remember waaay way long ago my mom read me The Berenstain Bears and the Bully. I remember thinking that it was SO awful that the bully-Tuffy- could be so mean to Sister. (Then the book took a turn for the worst and Sister hits Tuffy and she winds
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    So many things to remember...it is almost like juggling.

    [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300"] Some rights reserved by Robbie Veldwijk[/caption] This blog post is going to be a mishmash of everything going through my mind. It feels like my mind is juggling - and I don't know how to juggle. Liter
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    Tim Pettine wrote a tagged post :

    Agenda for Saturday

    Here is the agenda for Saturday's last face to face meeting for Course 1. Remember that I am asking that final project posts be finished by May 12, 2013.  Altogether, your grade sheet needs a minimum of four blog posts, four comments, and your final
  • Avatar of Dan Slaughter

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    It's not bullying, it's just life

    [caption id="attachment_47" align="aligncenter" width="150"] Photo Credit: > ange < via Compfight cc[/caption] Bullying is a serious issue facing students all over the world. When you ask adults if they were ever bullied,  many can bring back
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    Weathering the Storm

    Take a look at adult interactions and you will see a steady stream of bullying.  Politicians exploiting opponents' weaknesses, athletes pushing the other team's emotional hot buttons, talk show hosts belittling each other, colleagues stepping on co-
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    Final Project- Course 5

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL0LaLi0IDM[/youtube]
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    fast, cheap, and out of control

    Another movie title reference! I just can’t help myself! Am I violating copyright somehow? Does this count as a transformative interpretation? Oh the angst! In searching for the appropriate hyperlinks to reference this movie, I learned th
  • Avatar of Jennifer Zimbrick

    Jennifer Zimbrick wrote a tagged post :

    Shadows- are they safe? Is privacy real?

    [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="320"] Some rights reserved by Seth[/caption] The internet can take you anywhere at anytime. It is a like the sun shining through a window to the world sitting on your computer screen just waiting for you to
  • Avatar of Jeff Utecht

    Jeff Utecht wrote a tagged post :

    Course 5 Final Project: Flipping Trigonometry

    Dan Bentley shows us how he flipped is Trigonometry classroom and the outcomes that came from it. Please click here to fill out the feedback from for Dan
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    Rate my teacher

    [caption id="attachment_127" align="alignleft" width="150"] Photo Credit: clevercupcakes via Compfight cc[/caption] I like this Rate my Teacher thing - 2006 King Charles I School 5 *s some highlights: "she's great. she knows how to handle diff
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    Do Students Feel Like Chuck and Patty?

    If I knew then what I know now back when my son and daughter flew through the ages of 10 to 18, I would have tried to dance through it a little differently.  Being an educator well versed in child and adolescent development, who thought he was c
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    Jennifer Zimbrick wrote a tagged post :

    No more "Tip toe'ing" online

    [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Some rights reserved by Great Beyond[/caption] Should you have a digital footprint as an international educators? How would one help or hinder you if you go looking for a new job? After being "offline
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    Parents give a helpin hand!

    Most teachers and parents have mainly taken up the job of educating children. However, there are still many parents who leave their children at school and ask that the responsibility of teaching their children be put entirely on the teachers. The
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    Elizabeth Cho-Young wrote a tagged post :

    Real Time Teaching

    One of my students asked me if I knew of any good advertisement sites.  I told him I didn’t.  When I asked him why, he said, “I want to look for sexist advertisements and use those for my WT1, but I’m having a hard time finding them.” Th
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    Alisa Scudamore wrote a tagged post :

    step up

    [caption id="attachment_60" align="alignleft" width="225"] the many steps toward digital citizenship have to start somewhereimage credit: me[/caption] I was up way too late reading about various high profile cyberbulling cases that have ended in s
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    “It’s not where you take things from - it’s where you take them to.”

    “Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees,
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    iTunesU, I'm in love with you.

    I had the privilege of presenting for the ACAMIS EAL Conference that was held at our school last weekend, organized by my amazing friend and colleague Ceci Gomez and her EAL team. When she asked me to be a presenter for the high school level teach
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    Foster Learning & Creativity - Don't Kill it for a Buck

    I've learned a lot in the last couple of days about copyright and creativity.  I can't say that I'm completely informed but I do have a definite feeling that once again our society (and by "society" I mean our global society) has unfortunately once
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    Soup Dumplings

    [caption id="attachment_81" align="alignnone" width="500"] Photo Credit: goodiesfirst via Compfight cc[/caption] Behold my first photo with credits!  Mmh I'm starting to get the hang of this!... And hungry ;