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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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    Projects, Problems and Challenges

    Activities within a classroom are designed to give learners the best opportunity to acquire  knowledge and apply understanding. In the same vein that we teach that mathematical strategies are comparable to a technician’s tool belt, to be used at a
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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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    The Game is Afoot

    When it comes to game-based learning in  an educational context it is tough to beat the Hour of Code. A worldwide initiative, specifically targeted at teaching children through play, how to program a computer is the first stop in quality game based
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    Remix of an Athletics Site

    To demonstrate my understanding of the principles of Presentation Zen and how they apply to content I have created; I have chosen the rebuild of my Middle School Girls Soccer website. I am the Head Coach of this team and use this site as the prim
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    The Brilliance of Tim Burton

    Tim Burton is one of the most visionary and interesting digital story tellers. I find his work to be extremly individualistic, potent and powerful. However, Burton is not my favourite Director. Apparently Luc Besson is. Francis Ford Coppola, Stan
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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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    Resurfacing after a Dive in the Deep

    Resurfacing. End of school, start of school with a glorious summer bridging the gap. Time off to think a little more holistically. A bird's eye view. Oh thank goodness. Just like so many projects that I start, even with the best of intentions and
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    Fight the Empowerment

    [caption id="attachment_215" align="aligncenter" width="913"] “Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead[/caption]   What a pow
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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