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    #COETAIL Blog Tour // Courses 2 & 3 This Week

    Before we get to the blog tour, some exciting news: we just unveiled a new way to interact with the COETAIL community! Join the COETAIL Community Facebook Group to interact with other educators around the world interested in educational technolo
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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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    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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    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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    Homer to Spielberg

    "Hey, you got your digital storytelling in my Humanities!" "Hey, you got your Humanities in my digital storytelling!" [caption id="attachment_72" align="aligncenter" width="300"] source: youtube.com, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7oD_oX-Gio[
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    A Desperate Cry for Help

    I enjoy bad presentations. Not the "so bad it's good" kind of presentations (though that is my preferred type of movie - no judging, please), and not because I love sitting through boring or sleep-inducing presentations. No, I like bad presentations
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    What Needs to Change?

    Answer: a whole heck of a lot! I have never been entirely happy with the appearance of my blog for COETAIL. Fortunately, my friend Amber, the one who encouraged me to pursue COETAIL, had told me about this unit, so I was looking forward to it. As
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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