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    Final Project: Quadratics Unit

    As I near the end of course 1, I'm considering how I can get my students to collaborate more, to draw on each others' strengths, to mess around with technology, and to figure things out for themselves. My Grade 9 extended math class is currently le
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    The time I tried to put myself in a teenager's shoes...

      [caption id="attachment_101" align="aligncenter" width="619"] Infographic made by S.Vermeuin with easel.ly (inspired by Mimi ito's video[/caption]   While I was watching Mimi Ito's video on new media practices, I started to take
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    What really matters

    The Digital Youth Project defines Messing Around as "the beginning of a more intense, media-centric form of engagement," a time when kids "begin to take an interest in and focus on the workings and content of the technology and media themselves, tin
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    From clerks to Messing Around

      In the 19th and 20th Centuries education was geared around the needs of the future workforce. Number crunchers were needed and so it was essential that students were competent at the 3 R’s - Reading, “Riting and ‘Rithmatic. It was nec
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    We Need More Messing Around

    “Messing Around” is my new favorite buzzword and I’ll make sure I use it with my students and my colleagues. I like how it has an educational and positive connotation to it.  The philosophy behind messing around is certainly familiar,  remind
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    The time I realised I was actually creating my own network...

      At first you meet. Then you start working together...even eventually sometimes you even become friends. Soon everybody leaves to another country... and you start keeping touch. This is our story, right? I'm sure I'm not the only teacher
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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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    SPARK

    SPARK The future belongs to the curious. The ones who are not afraid to try it, explore it, poke at it, question it and turn it inside out. Whats the SPARK in your classroom? How do you ignite children's learning and curiosity?   [caption
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    Messing around with ASAs

    This term I hosted an After School Activity (ASA) called "Messing Around with Tech" for grades 4 and 5 for 6 weeks. Not having my own class, I decided I would really like to see how kids mess around with technology and an ASA seemed the best option.
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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
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    Visually Wired

    Every picture tells a story, as they say, but sometimes it takes a clever combination of words and pictures to tell a story quickly, concisely and in an entertaining fashion. We are all Visually Wired.  Lets look at the facts ( after all that is