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    PBL-CBL-PBL The Acronyms to Creating 21-Century Livelong Learning

    Ah... the acronym! Education's favorite jargon tool! But what is the difference between Project, Problem, and Challenge based learning? They all share commonalities and they each strive to enable a student-centered, collaborative approach to learni
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    My PLN: an on-going labour of love

    A post about my community/online engagement of PLN cannot be written strictly from a course 5 perspective.  If I were to focus only on my engagement with my PLN during the narrow time of a few months, it wouldn’t be telling the whole story (This
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    Include, Inquire, Inspire

    Include, Inquire, Inspire. The Learning 2 Europe conference hashtag and catchphrase have been running through my mind since it finished two days ago.  The conference may have ended, but the ideas generated and connections made will hopefully last b
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    Connected

    Connecting with a PLN was a new and daunting task when I began my Coetail journey. Being very much a taker rather than a sharer, I felt uncomfortable with the idea of putting myself out there. I really had to push myself to join discussions, share my
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    Empowering student voice

    “Get out of their way and let them be amazing.” Scott McLeod at TEDxDesMoines This quote from Scott McLeod in his TEDX talk on Extracurricular empowerment stood out for me. There are so many examples of students who have great ideas and are t
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    My PLN, Approaching Proficiency.

    [caption id="attachment_457" align="alignleft" width="121"] Tracks by Eirik Refsdal @ Flickr CC-BY[/caption] I tried to find another set of words that would better translate my PLN acronym and I finally got it when giving the title to this Blog.
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    Travelling Tales -A COETAIL Course 5 Final Project

    Travelling Tales When creating this video, I thought it would be challenging to make 10 minutes’ worth of video content. As it is the video is over 10 minutes and there is still things that I did not put in! How did that happen? I think my proje
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    Slowing down to Travel with a Tale...the plan

    The end is near to this wonderful COETAIL experience. I am trying to put the finishing touches to my Video. I just published 2 more Travelling Tales ( that is 4 now )  when suddenly I realised I have not published my plan! Doh! My plan was not se
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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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    Whoops...I'm not perfect

    I think it is increasingly obvious that "online privacy" may be a bit of an oxymoron. While I embrace the possibilities of the internet and technology and a more networked and globalized world, there is always the specter of my loss of privacy and so
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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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    Using technology for global collective teacher inquiry

    I have developed a technology-enriched learning environment for teachers at my school and globally. It is an online learning community to collectively construct knowledge about international mindedness, language and literacy learning in international
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    From lurker to ...

    It seems a long time ago that I wrote my first blog post I am a lurker...but I am changing... I was ready for some changes to my teaching practice however I did not anticipate the transformation that enrolling in COETAIL would allow me. Welcome to
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    In which the question freak relinquishes control...

    I am an Essential Question freak....I love them, plaster them on my walls, and refer to them constantly. See... Exhibit A [caption id="attachment_175" align="aligncenter" width="550"] English 9 Bulletin Board[/caption]   Exhibit B
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    Why share?

    "Your message is only as good as your ability to share it." -from Column Five on Vimeo So much is changing in brain research in relation to the way we are presented with and process information. The American Society of Training and Documentation
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    So what?

    At my current school, we are in the process of moving toward a more integrated IT model. When I first arrived, IT was a separate class in the elementary school which at times would correlate with what was happening in the classroom, sometimes by chan
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    Lift Off

    [caption id="attachment_649" align="aligncenter" width="218"] CC J.Bevans 2016 Created with Typorama[/caption] Lift off. I have made a decision, finally. For my Course 5 Final Project I am going to be working on Travelling Tales. It is (I hope...
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    What's up with these Digital Natives?

    I find it interesting that the students I am teaching today are called "Digital Natives", a term originated from Marc Prensky. Even though they are at the youngest years (Grades K-5), they grew up feeling comfortable being around and using various d
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    Community(Knowledge + Relationships + Connections) + Technology = Connectivism

    How can we educate students for a future that is rapidly changing, fill them with knowledge, some of which is presently undiscovered, and prepare them for a multi-career lifetime, some careers of which are not yet known? The answer is: we can't. 
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    Ch Ch Changes

    A little over a year after my first ever blog post and a lot has changed. I was a lurker a year ago.  Personally   I was happy to consume content  - I used Twitter as way for checking football gossip ( I still do this...but not as much
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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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    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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    Troubleshooting as a Skill Worth Teaching

    Apparently the average 6-year old is better at technology than I am. This is absolutely not a surprise. I tend to blame computer fairies for my woes, but maybe I was just born a few decades too late. Whether you are a digital native or a digital imm