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    Navigating the World Wide Web

    A digital footprint? What's that? Recently, I was on my personal Facebook page, and the "On This Day" feature proudly displayed that it was my 10 year anniversary on Facebook. I have been a member of the social network for 10 years. Taking a look at
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    Community Engagement Mission Statement

    [caption id="attachment_308" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Birds of a feather flock together.[/caption] As I embark on my Community Engagement Mission, I will need to rely on the expertise and friendship of many individuals and groups. Therefor
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    Cranking Up the Machine

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lStKGU3NNaA[/youtube] 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
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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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    Course 2 Final Project: Our future Digital Footprint

    I love the Grade 5 Who We Are unit because I always see the students grow in maturity over the unit. The Central Idea is: Knowledge of the changes that occur during adolescence helps us become more responsible.   To begin with the students believe
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    Course 2 Final Project

    [caption id="attachment_80" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Image from: https://pixabay.com/[/caption] For my Course 2 Final project I have designed a unit of work for Key Stage Two children. I contacted the teachers at a school in the UK. T
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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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    Digital Tattoos for Everyone!

    Privacy. It's a challenging topic especially in the digital world we live in. This week I read fellow COETAILer Erin's blog  post about digital footprints being more akin to a digital tattoo. Her comparison to her own body tattoo, resonated with m
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    Scare 'Em Straight! Or Maybe Not...

    Thinking about how we teach children digital citizenship skills and in particular those regarding issues such as cyber-bullying, plagiarism, copyright infringement, digital footprint... I have been reminded of how I was taught about these kind of iss
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    Let the cat out on the web

    [caption id="attachment_152" align="aligncenter" width="605"] Banksy graffiti taken by Bruce Krasting in 2012[/caption]   What are looking at? Are you scanning me for my own good? Privacy begins with myself. Although no one can pret
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    Whoops...I'm not perfect

    I think it is increasingly obvious that "online privacy" may be a bit of an oxymoron. While I embrace the possibilities of the internet and technology and a more networked and globalized world, there is always the specter of my loss of privacy and so
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    Considering my own Digital Footprint

    Every year we talk about how we can keep the students in our Grade 5 classes safe online. We worry that despite being only 10 or 11 at least half of them have Facebook and although I am not a friend of any of my present or former students ( under 18'
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    Your Digital Footprint - Create With Care

      [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="498"] Some rights reserved Photo Credit: kyteacher Flickr via Compfight cc[/caption] Having a digital footprint is (arguably) unavoidable in today's day and age. As digital consumers & transi
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    My Business is None of Your Business (or is it...)

    A quick aside before I start this blog on matters of privacy. Looking at this weeks reading I clicked on the very first link: Job Hunting: Take a look at your Facebook page. A message popped up 'Safari can't verify the website... ...personal and conf
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    Digital Awareness

    I am particularly interested in starting  Course 2 because Digital Citizenship is a subject I am very passionate about. I think this started well before I began to teach but in fact around 2008 when I worked in an advertising agency making websites
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    Elvis will never leave the building

      [caption id="attachment_142" align="aligncenter" width="587"] Pixabay[/caption]   Not that I would be arrogant enough to compare myself to Elvis neither I would believe he is still alive...although he might virtually be. That is
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    Poor Ken Bone

    Of all the memorable things that happened in the US presidential debates this year, one man stood out. Not Donald Trump, but Ken Bone of the second debate. He became an adorable internet sensation overnight and, almost inevitably, a quick fall from g
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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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    My Digital Footprint

    Last year I read the excellent and scary book So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson.  In the book he talks about incidents, that are becoming more and more common, of people being publicly shamed because of something they have said or done on
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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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    Stop lurking and start learning...

    Technology Integration at my small school (under 400 students) is something new. The administration decided to change the name from ICT Teacher to Technology Integrator because they had a vision (and so did I) to include technology into daily practic
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Going Deep

    It was very exciting to read the blog posts this last week, mainly because I can really see minds ticking and thinking being pushed. To me, that equals COETAIL SUCCESS! The first step in any kind of change or pedagogical shift is awareness, and it's
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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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    Footprints in the Sand

    Sand is made of silica. Computer chips are made with silica Online communication is made possible with computer chips Ergo digital footprints are really just footprints in the sand. Unfortunately, it seems that digital footprints are a l