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    Leave Unstructured Play Unstructured, Please

    In a conversation about homework and unstructured play, we find an assumption that unstructured play happens outdoors. What about children who live in apartments? Should homework be used as a babysitter? Wait...wait! Unstructured play =
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    Taking the Plunge!

    All Too Quick! Course 5 is already upon us, and I am SO ready to take the plunge into our Final Project! I have thought A LOT about this project since the beginning of Course 4, and now, I am finally going to put it into practice :) [caption i
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    Collaboration: Get a Grip. Get a Group. It's a Could not Would Approach

    Innovative system change requires a change in the self to change the individual experience. The range of what we think and do Is limited by what we fail to notice And because we fail to notice That we fail to notice There is l
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    Innovation requires "constant conversation and side-by-side work"

    I love the idea that rehearses in your mind so many times that when it reappears you think of it as a new idea until you realize it's the same beautiful idea iterating itself forward. An idea that is always on my mind: "How do we optimi
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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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    Everything I doodle, I doodle it for you

    make your learning sketchy this November. How do I get my sketch on?  Use The Noun Project, and provide access to relevant icons to allow you/your students to think about a bank of images related to your course. Keep it simple. Remember t
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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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    Love at First Project

    This week of learning about project, problem, and challenge based learning could not have come at a better time. My school has recently adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and from what I can gather, we are moving toward a more trul
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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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    Ch-Ch-Change!

    My own practice of technology integration has come a LONG way. As a millennial myself, I can remember getting our first ever family computer and first using AOL instant messenger in 7th grade. Technology has been a part of my life for almost as long
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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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    With the adventure in mind!

      [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="341"] CC0 Public Domain[/caption] Working with CoETaIL has really pushed my boundaries. Even though I floundered (more times than I can remember) it has been an amazing roller coaster ride so far
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    Course 4 - Final Projects - Magic Carpet Ride

    OK... So I am not really sure what I want to do... [caption id="attachment_635" align="alignright" width="402"] Photo Credit: blazerowner via Compfight cc[/caption] I have thoroughly enjoyed the past 4 courses of COETAIL. It is the best Profes
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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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    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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    Making a Change For the Future

    flickr photo shared by rAmmoRRison under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC ) license This week’s question is: “Will education as we know it change because of technology?” Of course it should but WILL it? Maybe we should be thinking how should sc
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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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    SPARK

    SPARK The future belongs to the curious. The ones who are not afraid to try it, explore it, poke at it, question it and turn it inside out. Whats the SPARK in your classroom? How do you ignite children's learning and curiosity?   [caption
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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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    Creativity or plagiarism

    Teaching younger students has given me a few advantages of not having to worry about kids buying their papers on the internet or having to check their sources while reading their informational papers, yet it has not stopped me from teaching some of t
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    Rocking My World With SAMR

    What is TECHNOLOGY Integration? “Technology integration is the use of technology resources -- computers, mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, digital cameras, social media platforms and networks, software applications, the Internet, etc.
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    An Idea and Iterations

    I love giving presentations! Perhaps it is my background in drama and music theatre that has given me the confidence to perform and/or speak in front of an audience, or maybe it is my position at school that has afforded me many opportunities to pres
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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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    Anything TV

    Every kid these days can rhyme off their favorite YouTube stars at the drop of a dime! NigaHiga, Miranda Sings, Sky Does Minecraft, PewDie Pie and Rosanna Pansino and her Nerdy Nummies are just a few that prove YouTubers can make up shows about a
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    What is Creativity?

    Creativity? What a loaded word...It sounds cliché but the word creativity really can mean different things to different people. That's what I ventured into for this presentation... Upon returning from the iPad Summit, I was asked to give a 5 min
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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
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    Creative problem solvers

    Our school recently held its second “Dream Summit,” a weekend dedicated to reviewing and updating our strategic plan.  In preparation for the event, each participant was asked to watch Tony Wagner’s keynote at Miami Dade College Convocation in