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    The Animals are coming!

    [caption id="attachment_162" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Ready for school (free_dragon fly)flickr[/caption] Another course comes to an end at the end of this blog! Just one course away from completion of my Coetail journey! Here I am suppose
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    Usage Plans in Place

    [caption id="attachment_159" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Trusty Transistor      Radio/emilyd10(flickr)[/caption] I remember when my brother turned 13 and was given a transistor radio (I know!).  He was given ground rules at the very begin
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    "I know that I know nothing"

    [caption id="attachment_153" align="aligncenter" width="300"] "Socrates" Carlos Franco/Flickr[/caption]   I jotted some notes down while I was working through our readings. Here are a few random thoughts… During the 5th century, The S
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    Play Based Learning

    [caption id="attachment_148" align="aligncenter" width="300"] frededbackman/Pixabay[/caption]   Play!  My children love to play.  I can learn a lot about my children watching them play.  They play because they know what play is about.  The
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    Infinity and Beyond!

    [caption id="attachment_145" align="aligncenter" width="300"]                  WikiImages (Pixabay)[/caption] Project based learning (PBL) has been talked around our school for probably a year now. This year the elementary classes have be
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    Inventing or Integrating

    [caption id="attachment_142" align="alignnone" width="300"] Fractal Vision 27 - Blue Currents/flickr Stills taken mostly of configs I wrote for an early version of g-force, using captured electric sheep fractals as the textured background sprites.[/
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    Relearning, Revising, Reviewing

    [caption id="attachment_140" align="alignnone" width="300"] LisaRedfern/pixabay[/caption] When I began making videos I was thrilled with all the options available to me. I loved adding music that I liked, putting in transitions to separate ideas,
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    Visual Learning

    [caption id="attachment_137" align="alignnone" width="240"] Eva-Lotta Lamm/Flicker[/caption] Off to search “What are Infographics?” Infographics are taking important information and adding pictures to help expand meaning and to help the audien
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    Storytelling revisited

    [caption id="attachment_129" align="aligncenter" width="240"] Brett Davies/Flicker[/caption] I’ve been thinking how can Digital Storymaking be use in an Early Childhood classroom.  Apparently it is done often.  My next questions were how and w
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    Still Evolving

    [caption id="attachment_113" align="aligncenter" width="389"] Wind of change (Pixabay/geralt)[/caption] I spent my summer vacation surrounded by beautiful intricate mosaics!  I was introduce to mosaics when I lived in Iran as a child.  I fell in
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    Saving our Planet Globally

    [caption id="attachment_106" align="aligncenter" width="292"] Woman Recycling - Pixabay[/caption] My students are very picky eaters and like to say "I don't like that!" But then I cringe as I see entire meals being thrown into the trash. Apparentl
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    Step Aside and Let them Come Through!

    [caption id="attachment_97" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Helping others, Peggy_Marco[/caption] I was really impressed to hear about how Martha Payne, age 8,  began a blog about her school lunch and turned her idea into helping feed 40,000 Mal
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    Caution!

    [caption id="attachment_91" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Cyber bullying 122156[/caption] Turning Digital Natives into Digital Citizens suggests that by supporting our “digital natives” we should be able to help them build healthy digital r
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    Respecting originality

    [caption id="attachment_86" align="aligncenter" width="300"]       Led Zeppelin with Barak Obama (skeeze)[/caption] Stairway to Heaven was a very popular song while I was in school.  Everyone wanted to dance to it when it was on.  Could you e
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    Do Not Enter

    [caption id="attachment_80" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Disclosure of a woman geralt/ 10888 images[/caption] About a year ago a Canadian friend and I were talking about privacy.  Her college taught their student body to never to use her full
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    This is Serious Business!

    [caption id="attachment_73" align="aligncenter" width="300"]                  Footprints in sand, chezbeate[/caption] I’ve been at my current school for few years now and each year have heard and learned something new about how my digit
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    The Great Outdoors - Here we come...

    [caption id="attachment_62" align="aligncenter" width="300"]                               castle tent[/caption] We will begin The Great Outdoors unit on Sunday which is designed to focus on the four seasons, appropriate clothing, a
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    Under Construction

    Ah twitter, or twittering!  My school encouraged us to set up Twitter accounts last year.  We were interested in connecting with our parents and with the world outside of our walls.  Some of us set up accounts right away.  Some of us wanted to sh