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    ePortfolios by Digging Out of a Digital Hole

    Online 6 - Course V - Final Project submission ePortfolios in Your Classroom by Digging Out of a Digital Hole Sit back and enjoy, thank you for joining me on this journey. Full video can be found on the Digging Out of a Digital Hole blog As par
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    A moment to reflect.

    Self-reflection. I make my kids do it. I try to do it. I sometimes postpone it. I sometimes don't do it. I sometimes revisit reflections I've done. My position in this program, as I mentioned in the post with my final project, b
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    End scene.

    The end of a course is always bittersweet.  The timing of this is really incredible as well.  It is the end of a school year.  In the international circuit, the amount of goodbyes said, or the more optimistic see-ya-laters, is plentiful.  And for
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    Beacon for Community Ch..Ch..Changes

    [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="223"] Communities craft common conceptions in collaboration.[/caption] The time has come to reflect on my level of community engagement during Digging Out of a Digital Hole’s ePortfolio Task Force. My  st
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    ePortfolio Prompts

    While researching the current application of ePortfolios in our schools a number of resources have been created by me and shared by others. Please feel free to add your own or use the ones available in your own classrooms. Prompt Cards: Below you
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    ePortfolios in Your Classroom: Results & Analysis

    Results & Analysis of the ePortfolio experience of Educators around the world. The ePortfolios in Your Classroom survey contains current information about the actual application and integration of ePortfolios in our Schools. Thank you all for y
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    Left to their own devices.

    When I was in primary school, here are the only devices the were available to the teacher and students: [caption id="attachment_131" align="alignnone" width="300"] Image taken from: http://chrisacorns.computinghistory.org.uk/Computers/BBCBDE.html[
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    Communities Come Congealed

    [caption id="attachment_344" align="alignright" width="244"] During the ePortfolio journey thought bubbles come together to form clearer ideas and solidify understanding.[/caption] In progress conversations: These are some suggestions and question
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    Bullying: No More, No Less... Just More Visible

    A lot of the articles I read in preparation for this post were about the negative side of digital citizenship: online bullying. I touched briefly on digital citizenship and online safety in an earlier blog post, but I will now take the opportunity to
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    In a pickle.

    This project started with grand plans.  Bringing technology into the 1300s.  Sounds great. Romeo and Juliet is one of my favorite texts to teach, and if I am being honest, it’s one that I can do pretty off the cuff.  I use a lot from the
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    Exciting Things Coming...and a #COETAIL Favor

    COETAIL has a lot of exciting things happening this summer! We’re starting our first summer cohort, Online 8. Online 8 will also be our first cohort that participants will be able to receive both the COETAIL certificate AND become a Googl
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    Looking Forward Hopefully . Sort of...

    There's no way that I can start a blog about how classrooms will change over next decade or so without this clip... [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK0BMaUMmGw[/youtube] In talking about how I hope teaching and classrooms will evolve i
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    For more information, see Coetail.com

    [caption id="attachment_328" align="aligncenter" width="800"] S.VERMEULIN, May 2017[/caption] Kim’s step-by-step guide to global collaborations which aims at helping teachers collaborate on learning projects, not surprisingly shares many com
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    ePortfolio Attitudes

    Hello Digging Out of a Digital Hole Community! A quick update on ePortfolios in classrooms around the world. I focused on the feedback disseminated from the in class portfolio experience of my digital community. To see with whom and from where I h
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    Flipping Games in the Classroom!?

    Created by Knewton For non-Brits amongst the readership 'flipping' is a slang/polite/kid friendly version of f@#k. I guess that the sign of a bad pun in my title is the need to explain it... Kicking off this week with a look at the flipped
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    Technology Integration Evaluation

    I'm lucky enough to be in that age group that grew up with technology. I don't mean with an iPad in my hand. I mean technology and I grew up together. I remember when we got our first VCR, home gaming console (ColecoVision), Computer (Thank you PCjr)
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    Time to Sow NOT to Harvest

    At the beginning of course 5, I thought this would be the easiest part of the course. Talking to people? Learning? Piece of cake! [caption id="attachment_327" align="alignright" width="202"] Creative Commons, Pixabay.com[/caption] You can tel
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    Do you Technigrate?

    According to my Humanities teacher husband, everything we do is technology. When I use sidewalk chalk in teaching Venn Diagrams or ropes to teach linear equations or even good old-fashioned pencil and paper in the teaching of math, I am integrat
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    In conclusion....

    I feel that my final course 5 project on Digital Essays has been a success! When I first started brainstorming where to start, I was a little overwhelmed. So, needless to say I am thrilled that I was able to pull it off! One of my biggest concerns wa
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    Thoughts on Project, Problem and Challenge Based Learning.

    This week, I am going to share my thoughts on the three different approaches to learning and hopefully give some examples of my own classroom practice. Project Based Learning This is the approach that I have been trying to include in my classro
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    Tech me to the river...

      via GIPHY I couldn't think of a title for the first blog post of Course 4, so decided on a bad pun. Try not to judge me too harshly... There have been many occasions during the Coetail course when I have been introduced to brand n
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    Course 3 Final Project

    I've learned so much in course 3! I've been using presentations and infographics with my students, but this project gave me the opportunity to pay close attention to the visual elements of my slides and create my own infographic to accompany the slid
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    Over the Hills and Far Away?

    [caption id="attachment_316" align="aligncenter" width="805"] Categories and Tags help you navigate the mountains of information, just follow the footsteps....[/caption] One of the big focuses for my Digital Portfolio Task Force is to examine the
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    Marvelous Mythological March Madness

    [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="540"] by mocomiani. From Visually.[/caption] March in 4C is an exciting time! The tulips are popping up all over the Netherlands and our students are working away at writing their very own myths.
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    Copyright: What's the Big Deal?

    You wouldn't... would you? I'm sure the above video will solicit a lot of memories. Back when films first started appearing online and suddenly, we were led to believe that everyone and their mother were downloading pirated films. Really, what
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    Digital Storytelling

    I've been experimenting with digital storytelling quite a bit with my students this year. With the launch of our 1:1 iPad program, using technology with my students has never been easier or more accessible. So far this year, my students (and I) have
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    PLN Journey

    Creating my own PLN has definitely been a journey for me! It feels like it comes so naturally to so many people but to me, it felt like an arduous task .When Coetail first started, I began by commenting on others’ blog posts. Honestly though, it wa
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    A Question of Privacy and Hypocrisy

    [caption id="attachment_63" align="alignright" width="240"] Online Privacy by Blogtrepreneur[/caption] I am conflicted on the matter of online privacy. Generally speaking, I've always been quiet and shy, though once you get to know me, I do come o
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    Navigating the World Wide Web

    A digital footprint? What's that? Recently, I was on my personal Facebook page, and the "On This Day" feature proudly displayed that it was my 10 year anniversary on Facebook. I have been a member of the social network for 10 years. Taking a look at
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    Eduro Learning: Coaching for School-Wide Change

    In preparation for the final project, this week I wanted to think about how I can apply what I have learned over the past 5 weeks to an existing model of coaching at my school, namely the Leaders Of Learning teacher development programme. Again, I fo
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    Course 3 Final Project

    [caption id="attachment_107" align="alignnone" width="300"] Photo credit:https://www.flickr.com/photos/119903731@N02/[/caption] So, here we are at the end of Course three and it has certainly been the one that I have found most demanding so far. N
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    Cranking Up the Machine

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lStKGU3NNaA[/youtube] It’s time to kickoff the Digital Portfolio Task Force. Over the next five weeks 2ag and a team of educators will completely change the way Grade Two students engage with their ePortf
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    Week 4 Eduro Learning: How Do Coaches Work?

    I was in a bit of a panic about this week's task to observe a lesson as my chosen colleague has been out of school for the past week and I was worried I would fall behind. But as it happens, our LOL programme started up again just last week which was
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    Infowhatphics???

    As I have said numerous times during this course, it is time told hold up my hands and confess. This week I have been introduced to yet another term for the first time. Infographics I skipped across the tabs at the top of this week's course
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    Make Iceland Beautiful Again

    I have so enjoyed Course 3 of the COETAIL program. Though it definitely got way more time out of me than the other courses, I think the results have been the most rewarding. I got so excited, I basically completed five final projects: 3 units and the
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    Tellin' Stories

    [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Image from: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wackystuff/[/caption] 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
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    COETAIL featuring Google for Education Certified Trainer

    Can't tell you how excited I am that our program COETAIL (Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy) has joined forces with the Google for Education team to offer educators the ability to complete both your COETAIL micro-credenti
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    PreZENtation Design

    This year our math curriculum is currently under review. We have been using Everyday Math up until this point. A program I am familiar with, but do not love (Sorry EDM)! The benefits to having used EDM for years is that I know it well enough to foll
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    A Picture Paints a Thousand Words

    Visual imagery is a powerful tool, especially in today's digital age. But how can I make the images I use with my students stand out from the hundreds, or possibly thousands of images my students see on a daily basis? People are more likely to remem
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    Venez faire un tour dans ma ville...

    Here it is, finally, my reflective and final project project blog post. These past few months have been an absolute whirlwind and I'm in utter denial about where and how the time has flown by. At this stage- better late than never, is my go-to phrase
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    Eduro Learning: Coaching as Leadership

    I know pretty much straight away who at my school would be a good candidate for me to coach during the next few weeks (and beyond). I chose a new member of our Year 3 team Sara. She is new to teaching PYP and since joining our school in September has
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    Getting my Zen on.

    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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    Add New Post?

    [caption id="attachment_310" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Afraid and excited to begin again. (Kundel 2017)[/caption] I thought my COETAIL journey was over after the Course 4 final project. I know I didn't tell you, dear cyberspace reader, but I
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    Time to step up to the plate!

    [caption id="attachment_85" align="alignnone" width="300"] https://cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2013/03/11/03/02/baseball-92382_960_720.jpg[/caption] I have really been enjoying working my way through the Coetail course. I have found so many resources th
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    CARPe DIEM- Seize the Design!

    [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="313"] http://www.wix.com/website/templates[/caption] During course one, I had a little go at revamping my blog. I wish I had some screenshots of the very original site, but alas, I did not have that much for
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    Off we go again...

    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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    Implementing Digital Portfolios in Grade Two

    For the CoETaIL final project, I will be detailing the implementation of Digital Portfolios in Grade Two. Grade Two students will be taking on the challenge of establishing digital portfolios to highlight and archive ongoing learning. As our school t
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    Course 2 - Final Project

      My COETAIL journey. 2 courses down, 3 to go. So where am I with my new learnings and discoveries? I enjoy the art of blogging and reading and responding to the insightful ideas and perspectives of people in our cohort and my new and in
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    Shakespeare's on Social Media: A Course 4 Final Project

    Methinks the kids will struggle to see / That this story pulled from history / Still has themes that ring so true / In present day for all of them too. A poet I’m not but the bard is the best—there’ll be love, there’ll be death,  and scat
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    Plugged in.

    All of my students have laptops.  Those who forget, or have tech issues, or forget a charger, or (insert miscellaneous excuse here) are able to check one out of the library for the day.  It’s a system that works. In an article about a lapt
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    Course 2 Final Project

    [caption id="attachment_80" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Image from: https://pixabay.com/[/caption] 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
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    Facing the future

    Will education change? Yes. It has to. It's already changing. Times have changed.  The kids of today are not the same as the kids of my generation.  I was so different from my parents generation.  People move forward. Things come in
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    My class got flipped-turned-upside-down.

    The picture above has hung on the door to every classroom I have ever had.  Perhaps in the discussion of a flipped classroom, it's time to turn it on it's head. Flipping an English classroom is different than flipping a math class.  I
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    Presenting the Past to the Future

    You know, it is that season again.  One of the drawbacks amongst the many perks of ex-pat living.  The job search is on for many, and soon we will need to part ways with the people we have grown fond of as colleagues, as neighbors, as friends. h
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    Course 5 Final COETAIL Project: Digital Poetry Unit

    My Final Video My grade seven classes have finished their free verse poetry unit, capping the experience off by creating digital poems.  This was inspired by the digital storytelling materials studied in Course 3 of COETAIL.  Please enjoy my vi
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    At the finishing line…

    Phew!!! It’s that time! We’re done! What a journey! Change is good For myself it has been quite a transformation. If you had asked me at the beginning of this course if I could do all that I am able to do now, I would have had a hearty laugh
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    Always Look on the Bright Side...

    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
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    The Culture of Copyright

    [caption id="attachment_82" align="alignnone" width="300"] Photo Credit: MikeBlogs Flickr via Compfight cc[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_81" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo Credit: _chrisUK Flickr via Compfight cc[/caption]
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    Scare 'Em Straight! Or Maybe Not...

    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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    Is There Privacy in the Internet Age?

      [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="885"] Some rights reserved. https://www.flickr.com/photos/111692634@N04/18528198069[/caption] Explicitly teaching students about the importance and the intricacies of privacy online is as importan
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    Course 5 Final Project

    Well, its hard to believe I am writing my last COETAIL post. Not my last blog post ever thanks to my COETAIL experience!  What a journey it has been over the past year and a half. I have learned so much which has enhanced my teaching; its hard to kn
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    Course 5 Final Project

    I would like to begin by saying thank you to the COETAIL community for this experience! I have learned so much on this journey and I could not have done it without you all. [caption id="attachment_282" align="aligncenter" width="300"] flickr photo
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    Final, finally.

    Finally done - whew! Fellow Online 5 Course 5 members - let me congratulate you in a job well done! This part of our amazing learning journey is finishing, while a new journey as harbingers of educational technology and information literacy begins
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    Poets Who Didn't Know It: Laying the Foundation for Digital Poetry

    [caption id="attachment_422" align="alignleft" width="309"] Image by Greg Jardin[/caption] Where Did the Time Go? Students have completed the bulk of the poetry unit leading up to the final Digital Poetry assignment.  They have learned how to:
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    @msabbysclass1 Global Connections

    [caption id="attachment_197" align="alignnone" width="300"] https://www.pexels.com/photo/man-person-people-hand-73805/CC0 License[/caption] The past couple of years I have worked hard to get myself connected to other educators on Twitter. This sch
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    Oh! Now I get it!

    I will be honest, when I began this COETAIL journey I really didn’t understand the whole community engagement piece. One of the first things I had to do was get a twitter account and post something?? Yikes! I was 45, and considered myself to be qui
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    My Coetail Journey of Things Done and Those Yet to Come...

    flickr photo shared by Yogendra174 under a Creative Commons ( BY ) license As much as the it was difficult for me to start the Coetail process for Course 5, once I got into it, it was so much fun!  I partnered with Lauren for our final project,
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    Old dog, new tricks

    You can teach an old dog new tricks, or in this case - an old teacher can be taught new technology! [caption id="attachment_260" align="aligncenter" width="300"] flickr photo by derekGavey https://flickr.com/photos/derekgavey/4190468784 shared u
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    It Takes a Village

    [caption id="attachment_297" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Personal photo taken in the village of Cusco, Peru[/caption]   To be honest I started #coetail because of my PLN.  There were people I respected and followed that were former C
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    Copyright Infringer - Who Me..?

      [embed]https://spiritualmusclehead.wordpress.com/2014/06/27/han-solo-hubris-and-humility/han-solo-who-me/[/embed] Image taken from: Spiritual Musclehead So.  The part of Course 2 that I had been dreading the most. Copyright usage and
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    Same old, SAMR?

    https://flic.kr/p/pHz5vF One thing I keep coming back to is the name of this course.  Technology:  A Catalyst for Learning. Allow me to do just what I so often tell my students not to, as I examine the definition of catalyst—Something caus
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    The end of this journey begins the next one.

    As I wrap up my final few weeks on this COETAIL journey, I am really thinking about how I want this final project to be AMAZING! I am planning on taking a topic that I honestly am very bored with and making it way better! [caption id="attachmen
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    Your Digital Footprint - Create With Care

      [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="498"] Some rights reserved Photo Credit: kyteacher Flickr via Compfight cc[/caption] Having a digital footprint is (arguably) unavoidable in today's day and age. As digital consumers & transi
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    My Business is None of Your Business (or is it...)

    A quick aside before I start this blog on matters of privacy. Looking at this weeks reading I clicked on the very first link: Job Hunting: Take a look at your Facebook page. A message popped up 'Safari can't verify the website... ...personal and conf
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    A Shout Out To My People (Being in touch in the final days of COETAIL...)

    (Disclaimer - if you're even remotely considering ever trying out badging as a project with your learners, you will be hard pressed to find as much inspiration as the links and shoutouts in this post will give. I give mad and total props to all my pe
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    A new way of saying Less is More: "Single-Tasking"

    Our high school is 1-to-1, as mentioned in previous blogs. Using laptops and technology--for the most part--is second-nature. This was not always the case In October 2012 I wrote about the process of going paperless, and some of the challenges. I
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    PLN: Professional Lurker Now what?

    My venture into developing a professional learning network was tentative to say the least. I joined Twitter first in 2013 and promptly forgot about having an account until I started Coetail and in 2015 I was forced out of my comfort zone and into, w
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    GoFormative and Prosper?

    The end of COETAIL is fast approaching and the due date for the final project is ever looming...I have so enjoyed every part of the experience but I must admit I lost that loving feeling a little when I found out that course 5 couldn't be used for cr
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    Zenification of a Presentation

    In September of this year I was invited to present at the AppsEvents European Summit regarding Google Sites. In fact, I had two presentations: The Basics of Google Sites which I presented with my colleague Jags Myanger and Advanced Google Sites w
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    Hand in Hand: Procrastinating and Learning

    In a nod to Lisa's procrastination post, I feel I need to own up to that as well. School got busy, life got busy, and the precarious balance I thought I had worked out, crumbled. I fell behind on reading and blogging, and had a moment of "How am I g
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    Final Project Course 1

    For my final project, my teaching partner-in-crime and fellow Coetailer, Lydnsay Janzen, chose to revamp our Grade 4 Social Studies unit on Conflict and Resolution. One of the reasons we chose this unit is because (for a variety of reason) we di
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    Course 1 Final Project

    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
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    Course 3 Final Project: CV Revisited

      I am contentedly staying in Yangon for the time being, and I chose the resume redesign option for this final project.  It will be immensely helpful to play with different ideas between now and the time I decide to look again.  Also, I
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    For Better or For Worse?

    There's not a doubt in my mind that education has changed, is changing, and will continue to change as a result of technology. From traditional online course, MOOCs, and programs like COETAIL, it's obvious that technology is changing the way we learn
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    Everyone has a story.

    Every once in a while we stumble upon something that reminds us that the internet is just so darn cool.  Thru You Mother of all Funk Chords was exactly the fun I needed to get me going on this late morning Wednesday.  So cool. What a nice respite
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    Mingalarbar: presentation evaluation

    A few posts ago I bragged about my Powerpoint prowess.  And here I am, looking at imperfect presentations so I can apply Zen practices. The thing about Powerpoint, or in my case Keynote, is that educators can produce them relatively quickly a
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    Think Locally Connect Globally

    With technology providing information at our fingertips, teaching and learning are undergoing a transformation. The role of the teacher is changing from instructor to facilitator. Technology has the potential to completely shift what learning lo
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    Me (Dan) and the (maths) Masters of the Universe

    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... ; )
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    A face to the name.

    There's something about faces. If it weren't rude to stare, I would spend more time looking at people. Sometimes it's the way light catches the eyes. Sometimes it's a freckle, or a dimple. Sometimes it's a wrinkle, like the one I have in
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    Resurfacing after a Dive in the Deep

    Resurfacing. End of school, start of school with a glorious summer bridging the gap. Time off to think a little more holistically. A bird's eye view. Oh thank goodness. Just like so many projects that I start, even with the best of intentions and
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    Too Many Apps for that!

    There are currently over 80,000 Educational Apps on the iTunes store. 80,000+ AMAZING, INTIMIDATING, DIFFERENT, SIMILAR, DAUNTING APPS to choose from and more are coming every day! Part of me wants to run out, explore and go for it. The other pa
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    Course 5 Final Project: E-Portfolios and Seesaw

    Well, I hope all my fellow Coetailers had a great summer break and a great start to the new school year! As ever with the start of each Coetail course during this whole experience (which I have loved), I have found post 1 of Course 5 difficult to wr
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    Untangling Technology in my Classroom

    This (last) week's reading included some preparation for a professional development opportunity in just over a week. Ron Ritchhart will be coming for a weekend workshop (which I unfortunately cannot attend) and will spend three subsequent days workin
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    Goodbye Quiet Time. Hello Genius Time!

    Self-Directed Learning is something I have wanted to implement into my classroom for a while now, but I've never been able to make the leap. Since time will always be an issue, I've decided to engage my growth mindset, do some rejigging and dive in a
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    Changing Rooms

    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. La
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    Expanding Thoughts and a Mystery Image

    To continue the theme in my previous post, as a digital native, I don't believe my thoughts are changing so much as they are evolving, developing, and becoming more tangible. Taking the image of a mind-map, I feel like new bubbles are appearing and s
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    Time for Tinkering, Messing & Innovation!

    Student Choice + Student Engagement = Authentic learning  Sounds so simple, right? But how do we actually do this as educators? (Isn't there an app for that?) [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="414"] How Course Design Puts the Focus on L
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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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    Blogging and Tweeting and RSS Feeds! Oh, my!

    As I begin my COETAIL journey, my head is spinning with information overload! Up until now, social media has been something I use to connect with my friends and family around the world. My facebook posts include the standard snapshots from my t
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    Finding a groove.

    We’ve all been there.        Crowded room.                  Absence of temperature control.                             Dull Powerpoint slides, laser pointer.                                   (Am I t
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    Procrastination Complete

    Greetings fellow COETAILers! If you are anything like me you are feeling excited about this course and can't wait to connect with members of our cohort from around the globe. With that excitement comes anxiety, fear, and worry. Will I really have tim
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    5 Reasons Why I Didn't Complete the Orientation Course Earlier

    It's the first official week of COETAIL and I'm catching up on the Orientation course material. As I'm trying to not get overwhelmed, I thought I'd share for my first post (and Week 3 "assignment") what I think are my top five reasons why I didn't ge
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    Connecting the Dots

    Much has been written about networks and connectivity lately. New research indicates that trees in a forest are connected through a network of bacteria and fungal strands, and that when you dig down to this level it is difficult to tell where one org
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    Course 4 Final Project

    For my Course 4 Final Project, I am planning on using a new approach next year when I teach about the Phases of Matter to my 8th grade Physical Science students for the Course 5 Project. [caption id="attachment_249" align="aligncenter" width="300"
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    How Am I REALLY Doing?

    Since I am part of the technology pilot in our district which has been involved in determining the devices, learning management systems, and policies our district will use starting next year, I will get to help teachers move forward with the integrat
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    I hope to go Back To The Future!

    Classroom of the Future Pilot [caption id="attachment_246" align="aligncenter" width="452"] Mrs. Lewis' Classroom of the Future[/caption] About seven years ago, I took part in a pilot in my district with Steelcase (a local furniture company) ca
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    Tech Break/Brake

    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
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    Badge Envy

    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
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    Course 4 Final Project: Decisions, decisions

    There have been so many different ideas that I have considered for my final project and I am still not sure which one I will go with so while I was tempted to use the UbD planner to reinvent a recent unit I am instead going to reflect on a couple of