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I spend much of my time gazing back to the past; my 'glorious' youth. Any opportunity to reminisce is gladly accepted. So, I couldn't th
This week I am getting my zen on and talking about making a presentation 'more zen'. I will be going into more depth at the end of Course 3 as I am going with Option 1 for my final project.
This week I just want to give some of my initial thoug
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I have really been enjoying working my way through the Coetail course. I have found so many resources th
Well - it seems like ages since I last blogged and it is a nice feeling to be starting up again.
I have been looking forward to Course 3 as it is one that I had a little bit of prior knowledge about. A friend of mine, who recently finished the Coe
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For my Course 2 Final project I have designed a unit of work for Key Stage Two children.
I contacted the teachers at a school in the UK. T
It feels like my blog posts throughout Course 2 have been leaning in a negative direction. In my first post I talked about my digital footprint, mainly how easy it is to create a negative one. I even talked about the issue of public shaming. Next I d
Thinking about how we teach children digital citizenship skills and in particular those regarding issues such as cyber-bullying, plagiarism, copyright infringement, digital footprint... I have been reminded of how I was taught about these kind of iss
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So. The part of Course 2 that I had been dreading the most. Copyright usage and
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The school I am currently at is just beginning to understand the position of Technology INTEGRATION. Previously, there was a sta
When I first started Course 1 I casually clicked through the different weeks to get an idea of what lay ahead. I looked at the final project and began thinking about what I might do for it. At this point in my Coetail journey I was convinced that the
First off; apologies for the terrible puns in the title of this blog. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Secondly.; I can't believe I actually found a title image with both He-Man and maths included! The Internet is truly life changing... ; )
Last week I was flicking through Twitter and I saw the image above. It is a school in The Netherlands who were combating a tuberculosis outbreak by setting up their classrooms outside. It reminded me of something that Shelley Wright had mentioned i
When I started looking into the Coetail course and exploring the possibility of actually doing it, I was under the impression that it would be entirely about technology. Specifically, how I do/don't use it and how I can use it more effectively.
I started off thinking that this week's blog post on how my thoughts are changing would predominantly be centered around how I use technology in my classroom and year group.
However, as I read the different articles such as Andrew Churches on Blo
To Tech Break or Tech Brake? THAT is the question.
A few weeks back, I mentioned that I was reading a book called Lit Up by David Denby. Actually, I think I waxed poetic about it and quoted the introduction several times (even though I had just
Every Wednesday afternoon, I walked a little slower than usual out of Jackson Elementary. The girls with teal uniforms crowded around a table in the library resource room. I wanted that sash. I needed that sash. Alas, it was not to be.
My mom woul
"Kids these days!!"
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Kids these days are the same as they ever were, annoying yes, frustrating, yes but amazingly creative, open minded and positive about
When my aunt asked me what I thought of her banning laptops, I scoffed.
"It's just that the students aren't listening," she justified.
Visibly annoyed I replied that if the college students in her literature class weren't going to listen to her
I nervously slipped into a chair across from my principal. As a teacher, getting called into the head's office is almost as nerve-wracking as when I was a student. I waited quietly for him to start, but my head was exploding with guesses and implausi