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Technology Integration Evaluation

I’m lucky enough to be in that age group that grew up with technology. I don’t mean with an iPad in my hand. I mean technology and I grew up together. I remember when we got our first VCR, home gaming console (ColecoVision), Computer (Thank you PCjr), Walkman, Discman, DVD, TeVo, Limewire, ITunes, Netflix etc.…

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Course 3 Final Project

I’ve learned so much in course 3! I’ve been using presentations and infographics with my students, but this project gave me the opportunity to pay close attention to the visual elements of my slides and create my own infographic to accompany the slide show. Some of the slides are still word heavy, but I think…

Marvelous Mythological March Madness

March in 4C is an exciting time! The tulips are popping up all over the Netherlands and our students are working away at writing their very own myths. As part of this unit, we review and introduce new types of figurative language, which is something I love teaching to students, especially international students because they…

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Digital Storytelling

I’ve been experimenting with digital storytelling quite a bit with my students this year. With the launch of our 1:1 iPad program, using technology with my students has never been easier or more accessible. So far this year, my students (and I) have learned how to use: BookCreator Notability Explain Everything Seesaw to share their…

PreZENtation Design

This year our math curriculum is currently under review. We have been using Everyday Math up until this point. A program I am familiar with, but do not love (Sorry EDM)! The benefits to having used EDM for years is that I know it well enough to follow the teaching points, but put my own, workshop,…

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A Picture Paints a Thousand Words

Visual imagery is a powerful tool, especially in today’s digital age. But how can I make the images I use with my students stand out from the hundreds, or possibly thousands of images my students see on a daily basis? People are more likely to remember your content in the form of  stories and examples,…

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CARPe DIEM- Seize the Design!

During course one, I had a little go at revamping my blog. I wish I had some screenshots of the very original site, but alas, I did not have that much forethought. These are some screenshots of what my blog looked like at the end of Course 2. Along with my self-reflection.      …

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Course 2 – Final Project

  My COETAIL journey. 2 courses down, 3 to go. So where am I with my new learnings and discoveries? I enjoy the art of blogging and reading and responding to the insightful ideas and perspectives of people in our cohort and my new and increasing PLN. Over the past 4 months, I have learned about…

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Power in the Palm of your Hand

I have learned so much over the past ten weeks of my COETAIL journey. The World Wide Web is a wonderful place where new and exciting things are happening every day. With information literally in the palm of our hands, the opportunities, roles, and responsibilities of teachers and students have changed drastically. Penpals have been…

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It Takes A Village… Raising Positive Digital Citizens

The responsibility of teaching students to be positive digital citizenship lies in all of us. In order to create responsible, digital, prosumers, teachers, and parents must join together to create and follow best practice in digital etiquette. Sounds easy, right? In fact, it’s getting harder and harder to do this every day. The Internet is growing…