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    Lost in Zen

    I read Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds several years ago.  I remember being excited about this new idea of turning a boring PowerPoint into a work of art.  I couldn't wait to get home and put the principles of big visuals, 6 words or less and
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    Nature's Palette

    Mother nature is the world's best colour designer.  All you have to do it look closely at a flower or a sunset to see beautiful colour combinations.  I remember, years ago, noticing the contrast between a the green leaves of a tree and the blue sk
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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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    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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    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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    Learning About Tornado Safety and Hurricane Preparedness with Weather Underground Infographics

    My grade 1 students are getting blown away by videos like these as they inquire into the central idea that "Understanding how the weather works allows us to make plans"... [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjb7QtMEBUg[/youtube] [youtube]
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    The World is at Our Fingertips

    I have often thought how I would have enjoyed school and found it more meaningful and engaging if my school could have taken advantage of the technology available today.  When I was in school, curriculum was centered around textbooks, writing a
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    Climbing the Ladder to Tech Integration

    [caption id="attachment_31" align="aligncenter" width="188"] Many steps[/caption] Generally, I try to keep the thought of “authentically integrating technology” into the classroom in the forefront of my mind.   However, during the rush
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    Reflections on the first minutes of Genius Hour

    New school year, new beginning! Last year, I tried my very first genius hour and it was such a success that I decided to work on it for my final project. [caption id="attachment_458" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Cocochewy.fr via https://www
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    ePortfolio-Authentic Learning or Digital Binders

    Quality Blogs... - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires; This year my school decided to move to digital portfolios. In the past, we used the traditional binders with plastic sleeves to gather pieces of student work throug
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    Stop Trying to Fill an Empty Vessal

    I have often said to parents that my goal as an educator is to prepare students for jobs that do not yet exist. I often get looks of puzzlement and surprise. I think many people still see educational institutions as vessels of knowledge which fil
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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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    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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    Infographics in the World of Language and Literature

    Data visualization is an essential element of visual literacy.  I typically find myself utilizing data visualization in my classroom through mind maps, timelines, flow charts, and venn diagrams.  I often assign my students data visualization tasks
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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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    Story Told!

    Once upon a time...   [caption id="attachment_326" align="aligncenter" width="763"] 70 penguins by Glen Scott @ Flickr CC-BY-NC[/caption]   No. It was on February 20th but it feels like long, long ago... I said I was going to create a pe
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    Course 3 Final Project- Simplified Presentations

    As an art teacher I have been particularly inspired by this course since it was all about visual literacy. I found it difficult to choose my final project because there were so many great choices. I really wanted to do the infographic CV because I fe
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    Digital [Stories, Essays, Reflections, Endless Possibilities]

    I write this post as I listen to my husband marking his formative IOCs (Individual Oral Commentary) for his DP Language and Literature class. The students are meant to talk for at least 5 minutes about a passage from Macbeth. As I listen to each one