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 enjoyed working on the "global collaboration" final project with two other Coetailer's Michelle Beard and Lisa Whittingham. We decided to create our own acceptable use policies and then give each other feedback on our final versions. We started o
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
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Explicitly teaching students about the importance and the intricacies of privacy online is as importan
My class is entering the third week of the Global Read Aloud and I'm disappointed. A more fair way to say it might be that my students feel let down by the classes we initially connected with and that makes me feel a bit blue too. There hasn't been
Put it Out There!
Global Collaboration- where do I begin? It’s amazing that we have the tools to connect with others all around the world in a matter of seconds. I started to use Twitter with a few of my Grade 2 classes last year and it was
With technology providing information at our fingertips, teaching and learning are undergoing a transformation. The role of the teacher is changing from instructor to facilitator. Technology has the potential to completely shift what learning lo
In How to Determine If Engagement Leads to Learning, a Mindshift post which was an excerpt from the book, “UnCommon Learning: Creating Schools That Work for Kids,” by Eric Sheninger reminds us that...
That to truly know if students are lear
For years I have scored off the chart as an introvert. I’ve taken the official MBTI three times at three very different points in my life and I am always a definitive “I.” However, I still find myself energized by my colleagues, and when I am g
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Thanks to Ben Sheridan and the other members of his book discussion for the idea,
Change is constant and all around us! It is the one thing in life we can be sure of - change! It depends on the individual how they perceive it and what they make out of it.
What is the future of education? Will education as we know it
It is hard to believe that Course 4 is already over. Throughout this part of the course I have been reflecting on two main ideas that I have always wanted to try in my classroom, one centered on the principles of SAMR, and the other revolving aroun
Definitely having trouble with this last post. Not because I haven’t been reflecting and giving a ton of thought, time and electronic back and forth with my Course 2 Final Project Collaborators...but because of it. I’m all tapped out.
I can't believe I am finished with all my COETAIL courses and my final project! In some ways, it seems like yesterday that I started this journey, and in others, it seems like it was forever ago. What I do know, is that I have learned a lot, and
My Course 5 Final Project is a regionally collaborative project involving classrooms from the 6 Gulf countries that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). This is the second year we have ran the project, but this year we made many adjustments to
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Last spring, after the culmination of my Course 1 Project, Together in the GCC, I asked the participating teachers to reflect on what th