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    One Week In.

    Last spring my school decided we were going to begin transitioning our elementary school to iPads. While many schools went with iPads initially, we were using Windows 8 tablets and mini laptops. But we decided that our students, especially our younge
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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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    Triumverate of EdTech

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU4pyiB-kq0[/youtube] When examining the use of devices to support learning in the classroom, it is helpful to divide the context into three major categories. Hardware, software and whether it is effective
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    Poets Who Didn't Know It: Laying the Foundation for Digital Poetry

    [caption id="attachment_422" align="alignleft" width="309"] Image by Greg Jardin[/caption] Where Did the Time Go? Students have completed the bulk of the poetry unit leading up to the final Digital Poetry assignment.  They have learned how to:
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    Old dog, new tricks

    You can teach an old dog new tricks, or in this case - an old teacher can be taught new technology! [caption id="attachment_260" align="aligncenter" width="300"] flickr photo by derekGavey https://flickr.com/photos/derekgavey/4190468784 shared u
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    The end of this journey begins the next one.

    As I wrap up my final few weeks on this COETAIL journey, I am really thinking about how I want this final project to be AMAZING! I am planning on taking a topic that I honestly am very bored with and making it way better! [caption id="attachmen
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    PBL and how things have(n't) changed

    “The first thing you have to do is to give up the idea of curriculum.”  - Dr. Seymour Papert My heart did a little flip when I read this statement in Seymor Papert’s Project Based Learning, an article 15 years old and yet many of the idea
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    Too Many Apps for that!

    There are currently over 80,000 Educational Apps on the iTunes store. 80,000+ AMAZING, INTIMIDATING, DIFFERENT, SIMILAR, DAUNTING APPS to choose from and more are coming every day! Part of me wants to run out, explore and go for it. The other pa
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    Lift Off

    [caption id="attachment_649" align="aligncenter" width="218"] CC J.Bevans 2016 Created with Typorama[/caption] 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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    Ch Ch Changes

    A little over a year after my first ever blog post and a lot has changed. I was a lurker a year ago.  Personally   I was happy to consume content  - I used Twitter as way for checking football gossip ( I still do this...but not as much
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    Tech Toolbox

    Background & Brainstorming Throughout the school year, I have explored many apps with my students.  For many projects, I chose a new app for us to explore that I felt best fit with the task.  However, I was always supportive if students want
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    Course 4 - Final Projects - Magic Carpet Ride

    OK... So I am not really sure what I want to do... [caption id="attachment_635" align="alignright" width="402"] Photo Credit: blazerowner via Compfight cc[/caption] I have thoroughly enjoyed the past 4 courses of COETAIL. It is the best Profes
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    Visitors only please...Residents by permit!

    Are you a visitor or a resident? [caption id="attachment_629" align="alignright" width="368"] Photo Credit: Canadian Pacific via Compfight cc[/caption] Resident - An individual who lives a percentage of their life online. Visitor - An indivi
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    How Am I Doing?

    [caption id="attachment_218" align="aligncenter" width="300"] flickr photo by ScoRDS https://flickr.com/photos/scords/5584668013 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license[/caption] In reading all of the various articles and definitions of
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    The Balancing Act of Technology

    [caption id="attachment_184" align="alignnone" width="300"] flickr photo by giulia.forsythe https://flickr.com/photos/gforsythe/10310176123 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license[/caption] Like many, I am guilty of not being balanced w
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    Making Learning a Game

    [caption id="attachment_177" align="alignnone" width="300"] CC0 Public Domain[/caption] Starting my teaching career as a Pre-K teacher opened my eyes to the benefits of play as a way to learn. The amount of knowledge my students learned from each
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    Education Rebooted

    Nearly every industry in the world has changed beyond recognition by the invention of computers, the internet and mobile technology. The world has been rebooted. But has education changed and evolved?  The simple answer is no! In the 1800
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    Stars and Wishes

    If only... In my ideal world, I would have iPads in my classroom for my kiddos so that they can use them regularly and tech usage would be student-centered instead of teacher-centric. But alas! I have just one iPad (mine) and one computer to wo
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    The discarded ones....

    When we were first deciding on what to do for our final project, I was really torn between two options. Obviously, I picked the Kindergarten, whole class option but my other option was still intriguing. So how's that half assed student going I hea
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    Houston, we have a go!

    I guess this is finally the part 2 of my introduction to our unit! The teacher, PYP coordinator and I finally sat down and nutted out the planner. We have a fantastic new Central Idea: Our body and man made resources help protect us from the natu
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    Photography Collaboration: From Deciding to Acting, Course 1 Final Project

    Last week I was busy thinking about, deciding on and planning a meaningful collaborative project with my young Early Years students and another class at my school.  Now, my "school" is actually 3 separate campuses somewhat spread about in Central Sw
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    Messing around in Course 3 - Course 3 Final Project - Modern CV

    [caption id="attachment_554" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo Credit: Ryan Dickey via Compfight cc[/caption] When creating my Course 3 Final Project my thoughts turned to the past. I have been working at the International School of Luxembour