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Copyright and Me

  Copyright is a word that often causes many a teacher to groan inwardly and breathe deeply when attempting to explain it to students. It is a topic that one needs an advanced law degree and the backing of a team of highly trained lawyers to navigate. At some point it is a topic that…

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Course 1 Final Project

For my final project in course 1 I chose to work on digital portfolios. Every year we produce a paper portfolio of collected works and photos for each student in our class. However,  over the past couple years  we have really moved away from product and have focused more on process, that is what was…

Cody's first GameBoy

Teaching my son to read with a GameBoy

      I am a proponent of 1:1  technology for students to have access to their own device in the classroom. Many of my reasons come from my own personal learning experiences with digital technology. Being able to set my device up my way, have access to the apps I enjoy exploring, adding and…

Me, Myself and 3 Billion Other People

  The term ‘online privacy’ seems so contradictory to me. If you are online in my mind you are utilizing a public venue, whether it’s a social sight,  for shopping  or  a weather check you are employing a very public platform to perform these activities. To me online privacy is like going out on the…

Digital Footprint: one size does not fit all

The whole concept of having a digital footprint is not something I can honestly say I ever gave thought to, until a couple of years ago when I was finishing my master’s degree.  I took a course in using technology with EAL students to enhance language acquisition when I first came across the terms ‘digital…

Tweeting without Wings

After 10 very long weeks at school, we just had our first break of the year. A whole week away from early morning alarms, attendance taking, recess duty, lunch duty, literacy lessons, math problems, recess duty, lunch duty, coats on, coats off and lunch duty again! Many of my colleagues headed off to sunnier climes…

The blog with no photos continues

Here we are at the end of course 1 and I still find myself running to catch up! But I have decided not to panic or stress out….just yet. Why? because I took the time to really think about the reasons why I decided to sign up for CoETaIL to begin with and with those…

Procrastination…the CoETaIL Way

So here it is the end of week 3, beginning of week 4 of CoETaIL and I am really feeling the stress. I am still having to go back (repeatedly!) to information given in week 1 to maneuver my way around the site, rereading and watching the videos of week 2 and attempting to process…

This is a Blog With No Pictures……

  This picture popped up in my Facebook feed recently and it really resonated with me especially now just starting out with COETaIL.  I remember my highschool math teacher making this exact statement in my university prep math class repeatedly during my highschool career. This was her signature statement especially when introducing new formulations that…