Learning communities don’t have to be online and don’t have to consist of professional educators. We should embrace (and model for our students) the idea that learning can come from any source and any context.
A difficult challenge that creat
A highlight of last month (other than spring break) was the Learning2Europe conference at the American School of Warsaw. I especially enjoyed the collaborative structure and informal atmosphere of Learning2. There were the traditional presentations
In Course 4 I was captivated by the possibilities of a project-based curriculum and it’s been exciting to put my ambition to work. Rather than do a summative project at the end of the course, I introduced the final project to my Economics students
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
THE BIG IDEA
And I'm back...
As you may recall from my last post, my co-worker, Amy Mulvihill and I set out to lead a DIY STEAM ASL for upper elementary school students at our school. Sticking to the merits of our idea, we want to create a studen
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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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I have been very open in my previous posts about my struggles with settling into my new role as a mother of two, my new role in my new school, and my new role as a member of
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After weeks and weeks of feeling lost, feeling like I wanted to return to my previous location, feeling like I would burst into tears, things started to come together. With my book sorted, leveled, and distributed; c
(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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The start of a new school year. New clothes, new books, new faces, the promise of starting over, making changes, doing all of those things you swore you would do last
To help think about the relative value of the different kinds of uploads in e-portfolios discussed in my post The Movie
I have given each type of upload a score from 0-2 against the criteria in the ISZL e-portfo
It seems I'm not alone in exploring the world of e-portfolios.
Other Coetailers have been here. Among others:
e-portfolios Reflection Process GOT IT
The e-portfolio as a tool for collective Reflection and story-telling by Zoe
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
It is, hands down, the tech tool that has had the greatest impact on my personal and professional development. However, this wasn’t always the case.
My Days as a Lurker
I joined Twitter in November 2011 while at a workshop led b
In my Unit 4 Final Project I shared an 'Understanding by Design' Template, which I will use to guide this project.
As this is a year-long project, I only anticipate completing the first stages to submit for my Grade 5 project.
In my last po
In my last post, I thought about the criteria for excellence in portfolios.
I think this blog should tell our e-portfolio story thus far.
Idea 1: Write the blog post as a journal detailing what we've done each week regarding e-portfolios.