Time for an upgrade!

For my final project for Course 3, I chose to redesign one of my presentations for my class. I talked a bit about this particular presentation back in my blog post: Presenting with Design in...

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Teaching Digital Literacy through Infographics

Infographics are “a visual presentation of information in the form of a chart, graph, or other image accompanied by minimal text, intended to give an easily understood overview, often of a complex subject.” Dictionary.com As an adult learner,...

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From Learners to Storytellers

Digital Storytelling is really the crux of learning in the Web 2.0 world, isn’t it? Children are the creators and curators of content- and their presentation allows them to weave together all of the...

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Presenting with Design in Mind

Our focus this week is on best practices in presenting. I’d never really considered myself a presenter, in my mind that category is reserved for people who get up in large conference rooms to...

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Do you see what I see?

This week, this quote from David Gray is really making me think. We spend (and rightfully so) over 80% of our school day on the three R’s, reading, writing and arithmetic. But are we doing...

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Investigating CRAP

Wow- was I out of my depth this week. Up until now in COETAIL I’ve felt relatively confident- I understand the writing part of blogging, of course the teaching part of teaching, and the...

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Change 2.0

One of my writing units to do with third grade is Lucy Calkin’s Changing the World: Persuasive Speeches and Petitions. I love this unit not only because it is well planned out and gives...

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Teaching Copyright in Elementary

This week’s topic is an interesting one- teaching copyright and usage rights. Before this week, the last time I thought seriously about copyright issues when in college, a record company sent a friend of...

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