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    Curate better questions: construct stronger communities

    Why has the portfolio persisted as a powerful tool in today's classroom? Teachers and students have been blogging/using digital portfolios for over a decade now.  So why does it continue to feature at conferences, as a topic of online discussion,
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    Sharing...a teachers imperative

    We are able to share thoughts and ideas about anything and everything with the click of a button. It is so easy to share these days and we all do it. We share our thoughts about a variety of subject areas from the weather, the food we are eating, mus
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    The ball was in our court...but we had to find the players

    [caption id="attachment_199" align="aligncenter" width="657"] credit: Stéphane Vermeulin, adapted from CC geralt[/caption]   I used to think I could connect easily with my peers. It was presumptuous. Now, I think that I was blinded by
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    A Checklist for Bloggers

    [caption id="attachment_486" align="alignnone" width="500"] trung1145Kite #5Via Flickr[/caption] Ready for five steps to better blogging? ONE: From the top Make sure you have an engaging title for your post. Also make sure your title isn't too lon
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    Sowing ideas one post at a time

    [caption id="attachment_480" align="alignnone" width="640"] abbyladybugPomegranate Seedsvia Flickr[/caption] How can we use blogs as fertile fields for ideation? I do believe that my thinking helps to push that of others.  Sometimes in the way the
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    The time I realised I was actually creating my own network...

      At first you meet. Then you start working together...even eventually sometimes you even become friends. Soon everybody leaves to another country... and you start keeping touch. This is our story, right? I'm sure I'm not the only teacher
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    Stop lurking and start learning...

    Technology Integration at my small school (under 400 students) is something new. The administration decided to change the name from ICT Teacher to Technology Integrator because they had a vision (and so did I) to include technology into daily practic
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    Curiosity Saves.

    [caption id="attachment_379" align="alignnone" width="632"] MattPreparing For Descent[/caption]   A few weeks ago I asked my fantastic grade 9 class to give me a prompt for my blog.  They quickly constructed a bank of provocative ideas fo
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    Course 4 Final Project: Tuning In

    Having spent some time looking at the use of blogs in Grade 5 Exhibition, I'd like to extend this in Course 5 to developing e-portfolios. Blogging and e-portfolios - what's the difference My current understanding: A blog is written to share
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    Our Collective Imagination

    @johndalesio I believe in you, John. If anyone has something to say, it's you. — Valerie Koch (@valerie_koch) May 24, 2016 On one cloudy Tuesday afternoon, six teachers skipped lunch, and instead had some thought for food.  Using Sonya ter
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    Blogging Part 3: Analysis

    In my last blog, I noted my observations of the G5 student blogs. In this blog, I will reflect on my observations. Questions that lead to positive analysis and reflection. (From the Association  of American Schools in South America) The first
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    Blogging Part 2: SAMR and Data Driven Dialogue

    A supportive community I've just been reading the comments on the student blogs. What a wonderful, supportive community they have created. Here are some of them: Click on the forward arrow to advance the slides Before I look further thoug
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    Final Project Ideas

    Project #1 Idea RVIS-Hosted Student TEDTalks One area students are not proficient at RVIS is public speaking/presentations. They tend to not practice, they rely on their notes, they umm and ahh all over the place, they speak with little to no infle
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    Course 2 Final Project: Global Collaboration

    I had many different ideas and thoughts about what I wanted to do for the final project. I decided another unit plan was the best option for me, but then I needed to figure out who to collaborate with. I know from reading many of their blogs that Hol
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    Grade 5 Exhibition - The data

    There are four parts to this post: Part 1: Links Links to my posts where I've discussed the Grade 5 Exhibition Part 2: Slides Slides containing extracts from Grade 5 student Exhibition blogs Part 3: Photos Part 4: Thanks Part 1:
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    G5 Exhibition

    Excitement, and thanks Over the next few weeks I'll be visiting G5 to see how technology is being used to support the the IB Primary Years Program Exhibition. Many thanks to Grade 5 for welcoming me. First attempt at Visual Notetaking, using IN
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    COETAIL Final Project - Digital Story Telling and Kidblog Fun!

    Well folks....I am finished with my COETAIL course 5 project and here it is! I decided to work with my Grade 3 class on Digital Storytelling with a focus on imagined narratives about our Solar System. It fit perfectly with my current Unit of Inqui
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    Global Book Clubs - Redefinition

    Just as we use student data to inform our instruction in the classroom, the same is true for our own learning journey.  The last five years have been a steep learning curve with respect to the use of technology in the classroom.  I’ve moved to a
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    Dividends on an Investment.

    “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” ― Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol [caption id="attachment_229" align="aligncenter" width="550"] "GotCredit" by Invest[/caption] When I fi
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    Where are you?

    Schools are talking a lot of talk about digital citizenship.  Leaders are drafting a lot of policy, middle managers are meeting again, discussing once more, how we can establish norms of healthy and effective online behaviors. So, where are you?
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    What's The Weather? Final project for Course 1

    It took me a long time to figure out what to do for my final project. I have embarked on a lot of new technology features (a lot meaning two, but that is a lot for me to handle) and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do a writing unit or science unit si
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    Shush myself.

    Last week I asked my incredible grade 9 MYP Language and Literature class to provide me with a few good blog prompts.  They have been working from my #March2C (March To Collaborate) blogging menu this month, and I thought it was about time we swappe
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    Let's give them something to blog about.

    [caption id="attachment_183" align="alignnone" width="600"] Via Flickr Creative Commons: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/[/caption]   This March, join a movement to collaborate and create. If you are willing and interested in ne
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    Out with the old, in with the new. It Ain't Easy

    I have spent the better part of my teaching career just “dabbing” in technology. As of three weeks ago, most of my technology use was simple. Marc Prensky explained it well in his article, Shaping Tech for the Classroom: We use it mostly to pass
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    My Mag Article: The Maker Movement is Transforming Education

    [caption id="attachment_1257" align="aligncenter" width="473"] Made the cover![/caption]   This is my 125th blogpost.  It's been an incredible experience writing for a public audience in a blogging format.  Despite my affinity for many t
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    Visual Literacy is Not About ME

    I think that I have always viewed COETAIL a little differently than it was intended to be. I joined COETAIL for myself to become more knowledgeable of the application of technology in my classroom, to become more well-rounded as a teacher of language