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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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    Course 3 Final Project

    As a parent and a teacher, I try really hard to connect with parents on their level.  I know what I am looking for when I met one of my children's' teachers and I try to offer that to all my students' parents. When considering what I should work
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Presentations From Learning2

    Hello all! I was lucky enough to meet a few of you at the Learning2 conference this past week(end) in Ho Chi Minh City. I hope those of you who were not able to attend were able to follow along on social media. During the conference I saw that the Le
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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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    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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    Digital Storytelling

    [caption id="attachment_338" align="aligncenter" width="676"] From Dave Lieber via Vimeo[/caption] Howdy all... I haven't been able to get to many of your recent posts as I was at an Apple Leadership Camp in Singapore the last part of last week thro
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    Visual Literacy... it shouldn't be a mystery!

    [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="646"] https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/05/Mystery.png[/caption] I hope you are all enjoying the content of this course. I know I sure do! There are so many layers to unravel with visual literacy.
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    Blogging away in Course 3...

    Just a quick note to say that many of you are blogging away in Course 3! This is great to see. I encourage you all to stay on top of your posts for a couple reasons. First and foremost it helps you to reflect on what you are learning about! It also a
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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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    Course 3 Here We Go!

    Alright COETAIL'ers! Here we are at the start of Course 3. I hope everyone had an awesome summer. I pretty much spent the summer working and moving. I worked up until a week before we moved to BKK and started working a week after arriving. We spent t
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    Harness, Empower, Improve: Course 3 Final Project

    [caption id="attachment_150" align="alignleft" width="300"] CC0 Public Domain https://pixabay.com/en/mirroring-ball-reflection-mirror-711926/[/caption] Reflecting on this course was really challenging.  It is kind of like this picture... it is di
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    From Bland to Grand!

    Next week, I will be presenting in Bangkok at the NESA (Near East South Asia) Spring Educator's Conference. My workshop is based on the Jane Schaffer writing method, a model that I learned years ago when I was teaching HS English teacher in the inner
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    Making Thinking Visual

    After going through the first 2 courses of COETAIL, I already knew visuals help get a point across.  I did not realize how much information I would be willing to read until I looked at the awesome infographics on Good. I read about things that would
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    pre-zen-tation transformation

    [caption id="attachment_393" align="alignleft" width="300"] Screenshot of revised presentation (C. Polzen)[/caption] While I have always had an interest in graphic design and typography, I haven't taken the time to fully apply my design interests
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    Final Project Course 3: I love/hate/love infographics!

    Like a lot of other Coetailers I thoroughly enjoyed course 3 and all the learning experiences it had to offer. For sure, this final project was one of the most time consuming. I would log on to create my CV infographic and realise that 3 hours had pa
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    Dreams of Gatsby

    Our next unit for grade 10 English is on F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. In order to focus my infographic search, I used keywords from our unit's Essential Questions, and so ended up with an assortment on Fitzgerald's portrayal of the Ameri
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    Course 3 Final Project - This is WAY better!

    I would have to agree with many of the comments the instructors and other participants have posted that Course 3 has been the most fun! And, not that the other courses were not [caption id="attachment_195" align="alignright" width="240"] flickr ph
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    data for good

    [caption id="attachment_382" align="alignleft" width="298"] Screenshots from Sidewalk Assessment & Implementation Strategy (C. Polzen)[/caption] The image to the left is a data visualisation that I created back in 2004. At the time I was worki
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    Once upon a time...

    Everyone loves a story. Bedtime stories... ghost stories... jokes... we have all enjoyed those moments of hanging on the words of another person, waiting for the punchline... waiting for the insight... waiting for the magic of sharing the experience
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    I Heart Infographics!

    I am starting to see a pattern in Course 3... Me: Oh, I know what infographics and data visualization (could be replaced with digital storytelling, presentations, etc.) are! I see and use them all the time. Do the research, read the suggested r
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    Digital Storytelling - Don't Just Do It Because It's Cool

    When I began this assignment, I though digital storytelling was just making a video.Since I figured I didn't know much about this, I figured I had better start with the definition. According to the University of Houston's website "Educational Uses of
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    The Digital Word

    How does one write a simple story anymore in this day and age of mashups, GIF's, iMovies, and of course the omnipresent, YouTube? It's hard to believe that writers of simple books, i.e. words on a page, are even still sought after by publishing compa
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    pre-zen-tation imagination

    [caption id="attachment_308" align="alignleft" width="300"] Image Source: Pixabay.com[/caption] Anytime that a presentation starts with references to Japanese food I'm immediately hooked. The visual presentation of the food is as equally important
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    Course 3 Final Project- Simplified Presentations

    As an art teacher I have been particularly inspired by this course since it was all about visual literacy. I found it difficult to choose my final project because there were so many great choices. I really wanted to do the infographic CV because I fe
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    Evoking Emotion: Photo vs. Text

    [caption id="attachment_132" align="aligncenter" width="235"] An identified U.S. Army personnel wears a hand lettered "War Is Hell" slogan on his helmet, June 18, 1965, during the Vietnam War. He was with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Battalion on defen
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    Zen & the Art of Presentation Maintenance.

    While reading through this week's various articles and presentations, there was one idea repeated throughout - simplicity. I started thinking about my own design inclinations: jazzy, showy, colorful and busy. Basically the opposite of simple. I n