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    Three challenges to my literacy

    Could this week's reading help me find solutions to three questions which are related to my teaching for next week? Are photos of famous artists' paintings protected by copyright? A 1981 thriller about a Russian agent who becomes US president -
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    Implementing Digital Portfolios in Grade Two

    For the CoETaIL final project, I will be detailing the implementation of Digital Portfolios in Grade Two. Grade Two students will be taking on the challenge of establishing digital portfolios to highlight and archive ongoing learning. As our school t
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    Can We Change the World One Post at a Time? Social Media Team Update and Reflections

    Over the past month, my students have begun to take on the classroom job of Social Media Team. I wrote a post about this new classroom job here. Depending upon the group of students in charge that couple of weeks, there was lots of interest or not.
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    Responsible Use And Learning Skills/Behaviors: A Course 2 Final Project

    Over course 2, I spent time reflecting upon my digital citizenship skills and found opportunities to improve how I was spending time instructing my students about them. During this course, I realized that I could improve my students' digital citiz
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    Responsible Use by All

    I am now at my second school in the role of an Educational Technology Coach so I have worked with helping many students understand the schools  Responsible/Acceptable Use Policy (RUP) for technology. However, the policies were created by our Technol
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    The ball was in our court...but we had to find the players

    [caption id="attachment_199" align="aligncenter" width="657"] credit: Stéphane Vermeulin, adapted from CC geralt[/caption]   I used to think I could connect easily with my peers. It was presumptuous. Now, I think that I was blinded by
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    Into the Great Wide Open

    It is not a question of “will education as we know it change because of technology?” The answer of course is “absolutely, it already has! The indicators are everywhere, the fact that CoETaIL even exists is a testament to how rapidly education i
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    Digital Detectives

    Digital Archeaology is a thing now. I thought that was at least 5 years out, but obviously I was wrong. Along those line, last year my co-workers and I put together a video to show kids about being good digital citizens (please don't judge me too har
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    Social media are changing who we are

    "Our body is physiologically rewarding us for talking about ourselves online" Moffit and Brown, ASAPScience video (below) It is clear from the research behind this video, that using social media not only changes what we do, but also who we biol
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    Little Digital Citizens

    I am the technology teacher at my school and digital citizenship is a major component of my curriculum.  My students are K-2 so our lessons are centered around the “lighter” side of digital citizenship. It’s an introduction on how to appropria
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    My Plate Isn't So Full: Making Connections Between Digital Citizenship Skills and Learning Assets

    When reading the question for this week's suggested post topic, I groaned. It wasn't that I disagreed with the suggested question, I do believe that we as educators have an obligation to teach our students digital citizenship skills. Instead I had in
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    Dancing with the Dinosaurs

    [caption id="attachment_44" align="alignleft" width="194"] Creative Commons copyright by Randal Droher[/caption] I attended cotillion as a young teenager. Supposedly I was going to learn to dance, have proper table manners, and be a nice young lad
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    Together we can

    One of the beauties of being in education is that as educators we get to create, foster, and see learning take place all the time. Often, one of the fringe benefits is that we get to learn too! I recently learned about Jane Goodall's five hopes for t
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    Digital Citizenship Takes Teamwork

     I recently co hosted, with my Ed Tech Team, a parent information session on "Making the Most of Your Child's Screentime".  Many of the parents eagerly attended hoping we would provide the answer to the million dollar question, "How do I keep my
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    The Culture of Copyright

    [caption id="attachment_82" align="alignnone" width="300"] Photo Credit: MikeBlogs Flickr via Compfight cc[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_81" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo Credit: _chrisUK Flickr via Compfight cc[/caption]
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    5 must-use social media for 21st century students

    You clicked! Are you also tempted by list blogposts and then find the content disappointing? There is a list at the end of this post, however. When I asked my colleague Dave's class of 13 year-olds here in Northern Europe how many of them were r
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    Fair what?

    [caption id="" align="alignright" width="240"] Some rights reserved zizzie fizz[/caption] This post will be interesting because I live in a country where intellectual property is clearly not respected. Perhaps this has started, but my experience f
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    Course 5 Final Project: Blended Learning

    [caption id="attachment_451" align="alignleft" width="300"] Ouroboros by Régine Debatty @ Flickr CC-BY-SA[/caption] Am I really there? Is this the end? Like the mythical Ouroboros that represents something constantly re-creating itself, an infinite
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    Explain it to me like I was thirteen

    [caption id="attachment_99" align="alignright" width="378"] We are not amused: Licensed under Creative Commons by Carl Lender on wikimedia[/caption] Two days ago I watched the film 'Queen Live at the Hammersmith Odeon' from 1975. It took me back t
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    Is Copyright a Priority?

    As an international educator, I've definitely lived in places where international copyright law is not followed. In one country plagiarism is actually considered a high complement so students are encouraged by their culture to copy others' work and t
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    Digital Citizenship: An Opportunity to Train the Heart and Mind

    [caption id="attachment_68" align="aligncenter" width="612"] Image credit: "world" by Alayna CC BY-SA 2.0[/caption] Helping our students become good digital citizens begins with some big questions we must ask ourselves and a vision that extends b
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    I finally renounce my life of crime

    Many years ago while holidaying in South America, my friend and I were robbed at knifepoint. We had ignored advice and ventured into a deprived area of town. The young men who surrounded us were probably disappointed, however, when, wrenching it from
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    Balancing Act Between Public and Private

      [caption id="attachment_68" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Picture by Ben Kerckx[/caption] How do you balance between creating a positive public digital footprint and keeping your information private.  If that is a hard topic for adul
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    Share with Care

    How do I model and share my limited knowledge on online privacy? I teach my second graders Common Sense Media lessons on keeping personal information private and creating strong passwords when they are cruising the web.  I should probably apply
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    Which Pathway is Your Digital Footprint Taking?

    [caption id="attachment_57" align="aligncenter" width="309"] Which direction will you take?[/caption] In the digital world, it seems there are two paths we can take.  One that has a positive digital footprint that promotions us professionally
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    Digital contrails

    [caption id="attachment_78" align="alignright" width="447"] SW: freely modified from Pixabay images[/caption] Last week I overheard a conversation between some students. They were discussing one of my colleagues. A student had found his Facebook p
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    A Twist on Classroom Jobs: Starting a Social Media Team

    In past years, each Monday when it was time to change classroom jobs internally I groaned. Usually it would take until Wednesday of the week for the assigned student to take ownership of the job, remember all the components of their job and be ready
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    What is Your Sentence?

      [caption id="attachment_58" align="alignleft" width="240"] Some rights reserved by Jeffery Sofroniou[/caption] I'm wondering about how to talk with third graders about their digital footprint. I mean is this something that they really ne
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    SAMR and Tech Integration

    In my opinion, “Best practice” for Tech Integration is when it is natural and authentic, used to teach digital citizenship & literacy skills, embedded in all/many aspects of curriculum, developmentally appropriate and works to augment, modify
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    Digital Stories Revisited

    In 7 essential skills that aren’t taught in school, there is an Andy Warholesque 15 minutes of fame kind of quote: "Your goal is not immortality, but a momentary piercing of the ever-shifting zeitgeist." I would argue that one of these of the
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    Local & Global Interactions

    Within our Grade Two classroom the focus has been “communication systems enable local and global interactions”. As part of the student inquiries they investigated the postal system, how mail travels and by extension the mechanisms which work
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    Goodbye Quiet Time. Hello Genius Time!

    Self-Directed Learning is something I have wanted to implement into my classroom for a while now, but I've never been able to make the leap. Since time will always be an issue, I've decided to engage my growth mindset, do some rejigging and dive in a
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    Sink or Swim

    I have always found it interesting how different generations view social media.  For many of my colleagues is it something to be feared and kept at arm's length because the digital world is full of predators.  My students and nephews (all under
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    Blogging and Tweeting and RSS Feeds! Oh, my!

    As I begin my COETAIL journey, my head is spinning with information overload! Up until now, social media has been something I use to connect with my friends and family around the world. My facebook posts include the standard snapshots from my t
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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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    Shaping generations, one life at a time...

    [embed]https://www.flickr.com/photos/hanuska/17370353818/[/embed] The other day I read a post by Alfie Kohn where he says "We can’t answer the question “Is tech useful in schools?” until we’ve grappled with a deeper question: “What kind
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    My Crystal Ball and My Future Classroom

    Education is an ever-changing field.  Not only does education change over long periods of time, but the pendulum swings rather quickly.  If you sit down with any teacher nearing retirement, you can easily discuss four or five different "paradigm s
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    Course 2 Project Reflection -- Holden the 21st century man?

    Course 2 project … arrives The hard part: Irony. The creation of this project was not the difficult part. I had wonderful partners, who were collaborators and bought into the project. A dream. The tough part is this reflective blog. I find th
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    Course 2 Final Project - Digital Citizenship Through A Mathematical Lens

    [caption id="attachment_275" align="alignleft" width="380"] Mathematical Walk in CPH - Ellipses Staircase by Olga Caprotti CC via flickr[/caption] Digital Citizenship has been front and centre in my thinking throughout Course 2 so I was very happy
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    Half-Baked Ideas

    Just Start a Blog Entry I am really struggling with what to do for my final project in COETAIL. This post is supposed to highlight what my ideas is and to even create a lesson plan to go with it. If I have not pinned one idea down yet I am allowed
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    The Responsible Use of Technology (RUA)

    E&A Publishing House bring you the 3 Keys to the Responsible Use of Technology! [caption id="attachment_224" align="aligncenter" width="595"] E&A's Responsible Use Agreement is perfectly suited to Primary & Middle School Students[/captio
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    I was raised in a Village

    [caption id="attachment_221" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Thornhill Settlement Village, my home for 13 years; formed the cornerstones from which I developed my sense of community. Image by Thornhill Historic[/caption] The African proverb “it
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    Course 4 -  Final Project: 2 ideas

    I was comfortable with the use of technology in my classes and thought that I was tech savvy. Then, I started COETAIL… [caption id="attachment_418" align="aligncenter" width="483"] Storm clouds gathering by Zooey @ Flickr CC-BY-SA[/caption] T
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    Final Project Ideas

    Project #1 Idea RVIS-Hosted Student TEDTalks One area students are not proficient at RVIS is public speaking/presentations. They tend to not practice, they rely on their notes, they umm and ahh all over the place, they speak with little to no infle
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    Devi#ed

    Family of four: four iPads, iPhones and Apple IDs; two MacBook Airs; several portable hard drives, headphones, speakers and other gadgets; innumerous online accounts and passwords; a life in the cloud… that’s growing at the same rate as my kids
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    Digital Empowerment

    [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="339"] http://bit.ly/1Tuv17C[/caption] As educators, we can make sure that our students understand that making a positive image is critical to who they are online. I love the story of what Martha did with “
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    Digital Profiles

    Who should be taught about digital citizenship and the etiquette of the Internet and web? Everyone needs to be taught and learn how to act responsibly in the public arena, but something happens to people once they are behind a keyboard of any sor
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    Universal Borderless Patrol

    [caption id="attachment_206" align="aligncenter" width="575"] Border crossing: South Tyrol - Switzerland. 2295m above sea level by Gerhard Haindl[/caption] Wouldn’t that be an interesting occupation? Flipping the concept of independent nations o
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    Privacy, Piracy & the Private Eye

    [caption id="attachment_177" align="alignleft" width="575"] A connected world requires us to travel in different digital dimensions.[/caption] There is a strange coincidence I noticed as I inserted the image above into my blog post entry about pri
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    It's the End of the World As We Know It

    Will education as we know it change because of technology? Where and how will you be teaching in 5, 10, 15 years time? As I read this prompt this week about whether education as we know it will change because of technology, the song “It’s the en
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    Who Steers the Digital Citizenship?

      By KAB2013 - Photograph taken during Globaloria class in 2013. Previously published: http://www.flickr.com/photos/globaloria/8450545513/sizes/m/in/photostream/, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40943399 "Who sh
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    Digital Citizenship Education Needs to Start Now

    I had been using technology in my classroom for years as well as trying new things with the students, but I had never paid much attention to digital citizenship (nor even heard the term) before I began this COETAIL course. This clearly states how far
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    Online6 Slack-ers

    Hey everyone! Course 2 is cruising by! Tons o' stuff to learn with respect to privacy, digital citizenship, and copyright. I wanted to share a pretty in your face movie focusing on privacy and what you are agreeing to when you click "agree to terms o
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    Coming Back to Earth From Cyberspace

    [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="256"] By unknown artist (The American Cyclopædia, v. 10, 1879, p. 310.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons[/caption]In the past few weeks, I have undergone a bit of a phase shift.  During course 1 of ou
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    Fossilized in the Digital Domain

    [caption id="attachment_156" align="aligncenter" width="443"] Cairichnium leonardii dinosaur track (Dakota Sandstone; Lower Cretaceous; eastern side of Dinosaur Ridge, west of Denver, north-central Colorado, USA) James St. John via Compfight cc[/capt
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    Would I Hire Me?

    [caption id="attachment_122" align="aligncenter" width="468"] Photo by Valdir Chagas CC-BY[/caption] After noticing my advisory students' lack of enthusiasm for our March digital citizenship theme, Responsibility (which, for our 7th graders, is mo
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    Not Like Footprints on the Beach...

    As a teacher in the international scene, one needs a professional online presence or a strong positive digital footprint. Personally, I feel lucky to all of the have a decent presence now, but I am not sure that what is critical to me to have would b
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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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    Biography as Digital Storytelling

    Digital storytelling is one way I would love to incorporate digital and visual literacy into my classroom.  I have never given my students an assignment to create a video, although I have given the students some options with this in the past and hav
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    Collaboration? Too Busy Deciding...

    The real question, then, is, "how much time are you spending deciding what to spend time on?" [caption id="attachment_165" align="aligncenter" width="217"] Gave me something to think about... http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2016/02/worth-t
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    Telling Stories in a New Way

    Me and my Lazy Eyes I took forever to post because I was under the impression that we had to make a video for this week. Math Night at our school is coming up and I am putting together a movie for that. I was thinking of using that but I was also wo