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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
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    Visitors only please...Residents by permit!

    Are you a visitor or a resident? [caption id="attachment_629" align="alignright" width="368"] Photo Credit: Canadian Pacific via Compfight cc[/caption] Resident - An individual who lives a percentage of their life online. Visitor - An indivi
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    Tech (and kids) Today

    We, the people, LOVE to multitask. Studies say it's bad, but with the wealth of information overload available to us on every page we read, it's no wonder we're left with little choice. Three out of the five articles on the left grabbed my attention
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    The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Oculus Rifts

    [caption id="attachment_391" align="alignright" width="300"] flickr photo by Sergey Galyonkin https://flickr.com/photos/sergesegal/9084799176 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license[/caption] When contemplating the future of education, im
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    Badges and Buzzwords.

    Badges. They're not just for Girl Scouts anymore! Initially, from the very first moment of learning about badges I think that it sounds cool. Consider a few pros, cons, and questions (and do feel free to chime in below if you can add more to
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    Education Rebooted

    Nearly every industry in the world has changed beyond recognition by the invention of computers, the internet and mobile technology. The world has been rebooted. But has education changed and evolved?  The simple answer is no! In the 1800
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    What will change because of technology?

    What is changing because of technology: education or the educators? This week’s prompt gives me a lot to reflect on! That’s another good thing about Coetail: the reflection part! Reflecting on our learning is already a change in education and i
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    Small Pieces Loosely Connected

    At the start of this school year, The Syrian refugee crisis in Europe was reaching its pinnacle in terms of media attention and pleas for support.  A parent was involved with “Backpacks for Syria” (similar ideas, with different names have spread
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    You name it I will play it

    I am here today to admit something... I am addicted to games. You name it I will play it. So how did this begin? [caption id="attachment_590" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo Credit: kytetiger via Compfight cc[/caption] Well play is t
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    Tomorrow's Skills Today

    My eldest daughter ( who is nearly 4) started her education this year in Pre-School. She may not leave formal school until it is 2030. 2030...Wow! I am just going to let that that sink in a little! What will the world will be like in 2030? What
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    The evolution of a PLN

    Like most things in life, the development of my PLN has been a journey.  Prior to joining COETAIL, I thought I was “connected.”  During Course 1, we were encouraged to create accounts for various programs to broaden our connections with a globa
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    Infographics = Learning Mashups

    While I attending and presenting at the European Conference on iPads in Education recently, the collective group of us, began to ponder the very subtle but seemingly distinct meaning between App Smashing and Apps Mashing. We recognized that although
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    Messing around in Course 3 - Course 3 Final Project - Modern CV

    [caption id="attachment_554" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo Credit: Ryan Dickey via Compfight cc[/caption] When creating my Course 3 Final Project my thoughts turned to the past. I have been working at the International School of Luxembour