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,
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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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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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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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
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
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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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
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
@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
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)
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:
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Before I look further thoug
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
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
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
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
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
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
“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
― Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol
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When I fi
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?
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
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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This March, join a movement to collaborate and create.
If you are willing and interested in ne
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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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
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