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Hello all, the time has come to submit your final projects!
You will use this form to submit your final project which will then be displayed on our blog home page. This will be the quick
When implementing passion projects, the most important lesson I've learned (and want to share with you) is that students must be free to learn...and FAIL.
Without the ability to struggle, grow bored, change topics, the process is a little meanin
Include, Inquire, Inspire.
The Learning 2 Europe conference hashtag and catchphrase have been running through my mind since it finished two days ago. The conference may have ended, but the ideas generated and connections made will hopefully last b
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For our course 5 final project, my partner, Lindsay and I decided to revamp our unit on the graphic novel, Persepolis. We updated the presentation of the content by switching
Here is a 'Down and Dirty' Summary of my work towards my Eportfolio goals/Final Project since my last post:
Liaised with staff, Upper Primary Ed Tech Coach and PYP coordinator to revamp Portfolio Essential Agreements:
ISZL Portfolio Agreements
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For my COETAIL FINAL project, I've decided to redesign a culminating task for my senior IB Language and Literature course. Working alongside Lindsay Lyon, my coll
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For course three’s final project there seemed to be a great fit between a project that I had on hand and what the course was all about. Visual design a
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Well it has been awhile.
The blog machine takes a few weeks to come back online but I'm there now.
The next two months will be
As I pondered which course and unit I wanted to revamp for this final project (it took me a while...), I knew that I wanted to choose a unit that would lend itself to 1. a revamp and 2. a summative task that would be well-suited to a digital format.
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
I’ve done a lot of inward and outward groaning this past week trying to grapple with my final course 4 project--and ostensibly my course 5 project. ‘Why did I do such ambitious final projects in the earlier courses?’ I’ve moaned. ‘Now I n
I was looking for a partner to work with on this project. I'm not so good at reaching out to "strangers" but then again we come back to that first unit concept of "Stop Lurking and Start Learning" so I was going to bashfully try to connect with some
My Final Video
My grade seven classes have finished their free verse poetry unit, capping the experience off by creating digital poems. This was inspired by the digital storytelling materials studied in Course 3 of COETAIL. Please enjoy my vi
It’s that time! We’re done! What a journey!
Change is good
For myself it has been quite a transformation. If you had asked me at the beginning of this course if I could do all that I am able to do now, I would have had a hearty laugh
Well, its hard to believe I am writing my last COETAIL post. Not my last blog post ever thanks to my COETAIL experience! What a journey it has been over the past year and a half. I have learned so much which has enhanced my teaching; its hard to kn
What were your goals for your lesson/project (Standards)?
I used the ISTE Standards for Administrators to define my goals for the project:
Visionary Leadership: e-Learning Vision at EAC
1b. Engage in an ongoing process to develop, impleme
When creating this video, I thought it would be challenging to make 10 minutes’ worth of video content. As it is the video is over 10 minutes and there is still things that I did not put in! How did that happen? I think my proje
The end is near to this wonderful COETAIL experience. I am trying to put the finishing touches to my Video. I just published 2 more Travelling Tales ( that is 4 now ) when suddenly I realised I have not published my plan! Doh!
My plan was not se
Rationale for Using Free Verse Poems
For my final project, students in my grade seven classes will create digital stories for the free verse poems that they create. This project arose from a desire to develop my previous poetry unit so it in
It seems I'm not alone in exploring the world of e-portfolios.
Other Coetailers have been here. Among others:
e-portfolios Reflection Process GOT IT
The e-portfolio as a tool for collective Reflection and story-telling by Zoe
The end of COETAIL is fast approaching and the due date for the final project is ever looming...I have so enjoyed every part of the experience but I must admit I lost that loving feeling a little when I found out that course 5 couldn't be used for cr
It seems a long time ago that I wrote my first blog post I am a lurker...but I am changing... I was ready for some changes to my teaching practice however I did not anticipate the transformation that enrolling in COETAIL would allow me. Welcome to
Introducing My Final Project
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Last year I tried my first two “global” collaborations with New York and China. Even though the results were good, t
After having a really hard time narrowing down my ideas for my final project to two, I have finally decided what to do.
We have a new PYP coordinator this year who has challenged our thinking. This has lead to our units being a little d
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Annnnddd we are back!!! Who knew a summer could go so quickly!
The first few weeks ba
Sunday morning I woke up and my husband informed me our internet wasn't working. Normally that means more focused time with family, but this particular morning it meant moving into problem solving mode because the first meeting of #GBCreatingInnovato
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Lift off. I have made a decision, finally. For my Course 5 Final Project I am going to be working on Travelling Tales. It is (I hope...
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GenZed Sayz – TEDTalks the RVIS Way
And so I write my first blog post for the final course. And let me tell you…it is TOUGH! It’s hard to get motivated
A little over a year after my first ever blog post and a lot has changed.
I was a lurker a year ago.
I was happy to consume content - I used Twitter as way for checking football gossip ( I still do this...but not as much
(I've been having some issues with Wordpress, so if the video isn't working, check it out on my YouTube channel.)
Thanks to Ben Sheridan and the other members of his book discussion for the idea,
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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
For my Course 4 final project (and, eventually, the Course 5 culminating project), I hope to work on redesigning the journalism program at TAS. I am in a unique position for this project because, as the only journalism teacher at TAS, I have almost c
There have been so many different ideas that I have considered for my final project and I am still not sure which one I will go with so while I was tempted to use the UbD planner to reinvent a recent unit I am instead going to reflect on a couple of