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    Playing with numbers

    To help think about the relative value of the different kinds of uploads in e-portfolios discussed in my post  The Movie [gallery ids="1259,1258,1257"] I have given each type of upload a score from 0-2 against the criteria in the ISZL e-portfo
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    The Movie

    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 Digital Ci
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    PLN: Professional Lurker Now what?

    My venture into developing a professional learning network was tentative to say the least. I joined Twitter first in 2013 and promptly forgot about having an account until I started Coetail and in 2015 I was forced out of my comfort zone and into, w
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    Ownership

    In my last post I thought about teachers adding explanatory comments on student uploads in their e-portfolios. In this post, I'll think about What should a teacher be uploading in addition to student entries? A photo album? Parents like seei
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    So is it simple?

    In my last post, I explained how I set up the classroom to integrate the e-portfolios. It's easy Teach the students to take photos of their work. Have them select their best to upload to SeeSaw. Have them voice-record an explanation as to
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    E-Portfolios - Getting Started

    In my Unit 4 Final Project I shared an 'Understanding by Design' Template, which I will use to guide this project. As this is a year-long project, I only anticipate completing the first stages to submit for my Grade 5 project. In my last po
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    Timelines

    In my last post, I thought about the criteria for excellence in portfolios. I think this blog should tell our e-portfolio story thus far. Idea 1: Write the blog post as a journal detailing what we've done each week regarding e-portfolios. Prob
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    What is excellence in portfolios?

    [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="428"] CC Kurumi's drawings Whalt Some rights reserved [/caption]  Portfolios - the good, the bad and the ugly I've seen many portfolios. Apart from those I've created myself (or supported my students
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    Course 4 Final Project: How to Bring it ALL Together

    Since the beginning of Course 4, I've been grappling with what I could do for my Course 5 project. I wanted a way to completely redesign a unit with something that would challenge me, but also do something I was comfortable with somehow. With me movi
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    Managing Technology in the Classroom

    It's funny that my previous post touched on my frustrations with technology in the classroom. It can be a management "thing" and a huge reason why I often drag my feet when it comes to using technology consistently. Each year I use technology randoml
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    Where Are We Going?

    I realize that it may seem obvious or cliche, but I absolutely love education. My biggest qualm with education are the pendulum swings. We go from rote memorization to open classrooms, from timed multiplication to the flipped classroom, and now we ar
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    To Flip or Not to Flip

    I've been hearing about the flipped classroom for years now. When I was in university, one of my child psychology professors gave all of his lectures from the comfort of my tiny apartment and class time would be spent asking questions once a week and
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    Course 4 Final Project: Decisions, decisions

    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