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What to do about the ABOUT page?

When I started to design SPELTAC, I looked for themes that appealed to me. I wanted it to communicate professionalism and know-how. I wanted it to be easy to navigate and image rich with...

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The power of connections: SPELTAC

For my course 2 final project, I am using what I am working on at school, setting up PD for language learning across the curriculum. My plan was to have a multisite up and running...

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Teaching Remix

What is our obligation as educators to teach students that they need others’ influence to form new ideas?   I think the idea behind Everything is a Remix is a powerful one and one we...

Power of the web trumps feelings of privacy 3

Power of the web trumps feelings of privacy

My reflection on my own feelings of privacy for this post coincided with some work my co-teachers were doing with the grade 5s on digital safety. In our planning meeting we talked about the plans...

Opening or closing doors 1

Opening or closing doors

A digital footprint in the international school world is increasingly important. I believe a digital presence can open doors. It has the potential to make visible who you are as an educator: what you do and how...

SPELTAC: changing the learning landscape for supporting ELLs 2

SPELTAC: changing the learning landscape for supporting ELLs

How is technology changing the learning landscape and global education? Here’s how I used the changing landscape to my school’s advantage in a recent project I have started. Last weekend, I presented at the...

Final Project Course One: Annotexting 4

Final Project Course One: Annotexting

As EAL teacher in grade 5 at my school, I collaborate with teachers to provide language instruction. My grade 5 team does Literature Circles with their students and we had started some walk-throughs in each...

A change for the better 2

A change for the better

My teaching has changed.  Here are three examples of how my teaching has changed as a result of using technology (cross-posted from my class blog) and online connections I have made: USING BLOGS In EAL...