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    ePortfolios by Digging Out of a Digital Hole

    Online 6 - Course V - Final Project submission ePortfolios in Your Classroom by Digging Out of a Digital Hole Sit back and enjoy, thank you for joining me on this journey. Full video can be found on the Digging Out of a Digital Hole blog As par
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    Beacon for Community Ch..Ch..Changes

    [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="223"] Communities craft common conceptions in collaboration.[/caption] The time has come to reflect on my level of community engagement during Digging Out of a Digital Hole’s ePortfolio Task Force. My  st
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    ePortfolio Prompts

    While researching the current application of ePortfolios in our schools a number of resources have been created by me and shared by others. Please feel free to add your own or use the ones available in your own classrooms. Prompt Cards: Below you
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    ePortfolios in Your Classroom: Results & Analysis

    Results & Analysis of the ePortfolio experience of Educators around the world. The ePortfolios in Your Classroom survey contains current information about the actual application and integration of ePortfolios in our Schools. Thank you all for y
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    For more information, see Coetail.com

    [caption id="attachment_328" align="aligncenter" width="800"] S.VERMEULIN, May 2017[/caption] Kim’s step-by-step guide to global collaborations which aims at helping teachers collaborate on learning projects, not surprisingly shares many com
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    Quite a Journey! Final Project

    Well, here I am at the end of course five with my final project now completed! I have learned a great deal throughout my COETAIL journey and I’ve established a very large PLN group that I will continue to seek advice from long after everything is d
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    ePortfolio Attitudes

    Hello Digging Out of a Digital Hole Community! A quick update on ePortfolios in classrooms around the world. I focused on the feedback disseminated from the in class portfolio experience of my digital community. To see with whom and from where I h
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    Time to Sow NOT to Harvest

    At the beginning of course 5, I thought this would be the easiest part of the course. Talking to people? Learning? Piece of cake! [caption id="attachment_327" align="alignright" width="202"] Creative Commons, Pixabay.com[/caption] You can tel
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    Collaboration Opportunity

    Hello Everyone in my Professional Learning Network, [caption id="attachment_333" align="alignright" width="150"] Won't you join us in learning about ePortfolios in Education?[/caption] Two Collaboration Opportunities: ePortfolios in Your Class
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    Primary Portfolio Agreements Infographic

    A central focus of portfolios is the assessment of student understanding. To accomplish this mammoth task of collecting evidence, Teacher's look for clues across the curriculum by which we measure the Student in knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes
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    Not to Freak You Out but …

    Hi awesome AIS-R COETAILers, Not to freak you out but … …the due date is looming. Everything is due on April 23.  via GIPHY At this point you should have: Chosen your project/topic and checked it against the rubric Started to
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    @PamelaRampley

    To be completely honest, even the thought of creating AND keeping up with a Professional Learning Network (PLN) gives me cause for anxiety. I use my laptop mostly for work and COETAIL and not much else. When I am not at work or not working, I prefer
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    Over the Hills and Far Away?

    [caption id="attachment_316" align="aligncenter" width="805"] Categories and Tags help you navigate the mountains of information, just follow the footsteps....[/caption] One of the big focuses for my Digital Portfolio Task Force is to examine the
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    Keepin up with my PLN

    I’ll admit, I have been slacking off a lot during course five (though I have been teaching my final unit and trying new technology while teaching it) I have not been using my PLN at all in recent months. I realized I needed to catch up see what oth
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    PLN Journey

    Creating my own PLN has definitely been a journey for me! It feels like it comes so naturally to so many people but to me, it felt like an arduous task .When Coetail first started, I began by commenting on others’ blog posts. Honestly though, it wa
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    Community Engagement Mission Statement

    [caption id="attachment_308" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Birds of a feather flock together.[/caption] As I embark on my Community Engagement Mission, I will need to rely on the expertise and friendship of many individuals and groups. Therefor
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    Checking in with Course 5 project: eportfolios

    Okay, Coetail, here we go, course 5.     I have taken a break from actively blogging about my Course 5 progress, but the few Coetail graduates I’ve spoken to are warning me against such breaks. So the other night I sat down to reflect o
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    Improved...but still have a long way to go

    As I think about the technology I use in my classroom and reflect back to how much I was using prior to COETAIL, I do have to say I have learned a lot and improved in some ways. Often, I would just add technology because it was expected, but I nev
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    My PLN, Approaching Proficiency.

    [caption id="attachment_457" align="alignleft" width="121"] Tracks by Eirik Refsdal @ Flickr CC-BY[/caption] I tried to find another set of words that would better translate my PLN acronym and I finally got it when giving the title to this Blog.
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    Course 5: PLN Into The Future

      The goal of this post:  “Provide documented evidence of ongoing, back-and-forth communication. This reflection should include your participation in your personal learning network over the course of this program as well as your continued p
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    My tribe...

    flickr photo shared by MSC U15 Green under a Creative Commons ( BY ) license This has been a tough blog post for me to write. I have been approaching it all wrong I think. I have let my shame impede my desire to articulate the power of really co
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    Travelling Tales -A COETAIL Course 5 Final Project

    Travelling Tales When creating this video, I thought it would be challenging to make 10 minutes’ worth of video content. As it is the video is over 10 minutes and there is still things that I did not put in! How did that happen? I think my proje
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    COETAIL -a reflection of being Comfortably Uncomfortable

    COETAIL has changed me. There have been occasions that I have loved it. Times I have not liked it too much. But change is not always supposed to be easy is it? [caption id="attachment_700" align="aligncenter" width="346"] Photo Credit: Ken Whytock
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    Final Project - Riffa's Views

    And so...it ends! COETAIL est fini! This is my last (and final) blog post. What a journey! Who would have thought a year and a half ago that I would have come so far. Not only did I stretch myself to finish this certificate, I also stretched professi
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    PLN- A goal for the future

    flickr photo shared by fdecomite under a Creative Commons ( BY ) license Hi, This was the part of the COETAIL final course that I have been dreading and it is also the part of the over all course that I knew I was going to struggle with the
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    It Takes a Village

    [caption id="attachment_297" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Personal photo taken in the village of Cusco, Peru[/caption]   To be honest I started #coetail because of my PLN.  There were people I respected and followed that were former C
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    A Weed By Any Other Name is Just a Weed...But Not Me!

    Whenever I hear the letters PLN as of late, I shudder a bit. Partly out of guilt (my PLN is still so small and I feel so guilty about that), and partly out of dread (my PLN is still so small and I am now starting to dread hearing PLN because it just
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    Nuances of New Literacies

    [caption id="attachment_459" align="alignnone" width="550"] PROSonny Abesamis Follownew life[/caption] New literacies=new readers I've written about ways to embed Twitter into Service studies, Psychology, Personal and Social Education, how to host
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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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    From lurker to ...

    It seems a long time ago that I wrote my first blog post I am a lurker...but I am changing... I was ready for some changes to my teaching practice however I did not anticipate the transformation that enrolling in COETAIL would allow me. Welcome to
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    Welcome to my Twitterverse

    I can tell you the first time I signed up for Twitter was about 2009 just out of curiosity. I saw my friends were "chatting" to each other and I thought they were having to much fun so I signed up. At the time,  I was very into Facebook and I felt l
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    #smartertogether

    Before Coetail, I was a happy lurker, connected to a lot of social networks. I used them to find information, to stay in the loop. I was following people with the same interests as mine. Tom Whitby explained in Okay, I’m connected now what? 
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    Take off with Twitter!

    Twitter. It is, hands down, the tech tool that has had the greatest impact on my personal and professional development.  However, this wasn’t always the case. My Days as a Lurker I joined Twitter in November 2011 while at a workshop led b
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    #GBCreatingInnovators Meeting 1

    Sunday morning I woke up and my husband informed me our internet wasn't working. Normally that means more focused time with family, but this particular morning it meant moving into problem solving mode because the first meeting of #GBCreatingInnovato
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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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    Spreading the word...

    My big project this year is to lay the foundations of an authentic 'learning community' here at my school. My goals are to highlight and focus on the skills necessary in order to connect to learn, whether that is within the walls of this institution,
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    Blogging and Tweeting and RSS Feeds! Oh, my!

    As I begin my COETAIL journey, my head is spinning with information overload! Up until now, social media has been something I use to connect with my friends and family around the world. My facebook posts include the standard snapshots from my t
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    I'm always better with a sidekick...

      I've known since last spring that for the first time in 20+ years as an Educational Technology Coach, that I would have a sidekick. My school has grown to the point where this position was too much for one person. So now we have two! Bef
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    Reflecting on Grade 1 Communities Unit (part 3-Making Global Connections Online)

    This is the third part of a reflection on introducing grade 1 students at the International School of Phnom Penh to the learning potential offered by online communities. Part 1 of this reflection described how grade 1 homeroom teachers (Rachelle Pia
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    In support of a Collaborative Culture: Let's challenge and change the prevailing culture of meetings

    All in a Day of Teaching: Hallway Discussion Teacher A: "Hey, what are you doing?" Teacher B: "I'm going to a meeting." Teacher A: "Ah, poor you. What's the meeting about?" Teacher B: "Just a _______ meeting." (You fill in the blank: fa