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    Shakespeare's on Social Media: A Course 4 Final Project

    Methinks the kids will struggle to see / That this story pulled from history / Still has themes that ring so true / In present day for all of them too. A poet I’m not but the bard is the best—there’ll be love, there’ll be death,  and scat
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    Plugged in.

    All of my students have laptops.  Those who forget, or have tech issues, or forget a charger, or (insert miscellaneous excuse here) are able to check one out of the library for the day.  It’s a system that works. In an article about a lapt
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    Facing the future

    Will education change? Yes. It has to. It's already changing. Times have changed.  The kids of today are not the same as the kids of my generation.  I was so different from my parents generation.  People move forward. Things come in
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    My class got flipped-turned-upside-down.

    The picture above has hung on the door to every classroom I have ever had.  Perhaps in the discussion of a flipped classroom, it's time to turn it on it's head. Flipping an English classroom is different than flipping a math class.  I
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    Presenting the Past to the Future

    You know, it is that season again.  One of the drawbacks amongst the many perks of ex-pat living.  The job search is on for many, and soon we will need to part ways with the people we have grown fond of as colleagues, as neighbors, as friends. h
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    Same old, SAMR?

    https://flic.kr/p/pHz5vF One thing I keep coming back to is the name of this course.  Technology:  A Catalyst for Learning. Allow me to do just what I so often tell my students not to, as I examine the definition of catalyst—Something caus
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    Course 3 Final Project: CV Revisited

      I am contentedly staying in Yangon for the time being, and I chose the resume redesign option for this final project.  It will be immensely helpful to play with different ideas between now and the time I decide to look again.  Also, I
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    Everyone has a story.

    Every once in a while we stumble upon something that reminds us that the internet is just so darn cool.  Thru You Mother of all Funk Chords was exactly the fun I needed to get me going on this late morning Wednesday.  So cool. What a nice respite
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    Mingalarbar: presentation evaluation

    A few posts ago I bragged about my Powerpoint prowess.  And here I am, looking at imperfect presentations so I can apply Zen practices. The thing about Powerpoint, or in my case Keynote, is that educators can produce them relatively quickly a
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    A face to the name.

    There's something about faces. If it weren't rude to stare, I would spend more time looking at people. Sometimes it's the way light catches the eyes. Sometimes it's a freckle, or a dimple. Sometimes it's a wrinkle, like the one I have in
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    Finding a groove.

    We’ve all been there.        Crowded room.                  Absence of temperature control.                             Dull Powerpoint slides, laser pointer.                                   (Am I t
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    Finish line - Course 2

    The internet is slow here in Yangon, and I find these courses difficult to navigate.  I don’t seem to know where to look for things.  Part of it is on me.  I admit, I am have not been staying on top of my blog posts.  It's been a doozy of a
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    One step.

    The internet is constantly changing the world.  The internet has already changed how we gather information, how we stay in touch with others, and how we view the world around us. Recently I was in Kuala Lumpur.   I woke up in the middle of the n
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    Please like me.

    [caption id="attachment_183" align="alignright" width="353"] Like?[/caption]   Please.  Please.  Don't post things you wouldn't want your mother to see.  Or your teachers.  Or your boss.  Or your crush/best friend/grandmother/dentist/
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    Copy that.

    Hey, Miss.  Do we need to do citations?  I mean, we know how to do 'em.  We did 'em last time.  Can't we just skip 'em? This is a conversation I have at least once a year, as students inevitably campaign to forego proper citations since we
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    Do not disturb?

    The pragmatist in me understands that by enrolling in an online media platform,  I am consciously relinquishing some of my privacy. Facebook is, in its essence, severing the privacy barrier between myself and the greater online population.  I t
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    Personal Space in Cyberspace?

    I recently had a child.  With this came a great deal of consideration about digital footprints, as I am very concerned about the images of my daughter available to the public.  I have stayed away from Instagram for the most part, and post 1-2 p
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    Technically Modified: Final Project Course 1

    Two of my English 10 classes meet following our lunch break.  By the time I arrive for class, my room has been filled with students for most of the break - working on a variety of homework assignments, dueling hands with double-sided Tetris, and oth
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    404: webpage not found

    [caption id="attachment_84" align="aligncenter" width="397"] Scenes from a Yangon desk[/caption] The technology debate.  Despite the inevitable shift in the educational paradigm, schools are still determining the best ways to balance technology i
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    Will old technology become a new art form?

    Technology is like leading an old dog to water to learn new tricks.  Or something like that. When I began Shaping Tech for the Classroom: 21st-century schools need 21st-century technology by Mark Prensky, I felt confused by the new forms of t
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    A creative standard.

    Standards.  They’re what we're doing.  Some people really like them.  Some people really don't. Me?  I’m not fussed one way or another.  Not really.  It’s important to know what we’re looking for with assessment, and standards are a
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    Procrastination. And Addiction.

    [caption id="attachment_62" align="alignnone" width="300"] Adicción a internet[/caption] I started late.  I missed the groove.  The internet was out.  During the weekend.  Again.  My kid didn't nap.  Again. I am feeling like my own stude
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    Connecting with Connectivism

    Do you remember when whiteboards were a novelty? When I was in undergrad and sitting through teacher training courses, I remember the excitement of writing on the board with chalk.  All the cool teachers bought a variety of colors, and perhaps a