• Profile photo of Holly Fraser

    Holly Fraser wrote a tagged post :

    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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    Joel Bevans wrote a tagged post :

    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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    Pittrapim A. wrote a tagged post :

    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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    Magali Brutel wrote a tagged post :

    #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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    Joel Bevans wrote a tagged post :

    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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    Jennifer Byrnes wrote a tagged post :

    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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    Emily Sargent Beasley wrote a tagged post :

    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
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    Joel Bevans wrote a tagged post :

    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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    Magali Brutel wrote a tagged post :

    Genius hour in French as a final project for Course 5

    [caption id="attachment_455" align="aligncenter" width="300"] flickr photo by mrsdkrebs https://flickr.com/photos/mrsdkrebs/6900256573 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license[/caption] Digital story telling and blogging with my students were
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    Joel Bevans wrote a tagged post :

    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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    The Unparalleled Power of Talking Circles

    “[I]f I had to name the most important discovery of my life, it would be the portable community of talking circles; groups that gather with all five senses, and allow consciousness to change.” –Gloria Steinem This is one of the myriad memora
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    Modding Your Professional Learning Network

    Professional development is great, but the real growth in education comes from individuals that you interact with. Building your own network of educators that inspire, teach, and challenge you is crucial to continuing your growth as a life-long leane
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    Joel Bevans wrote a tagged post :

    Tomorrow's Skills Today

    My eldest daughter ( who is nearly 4) started her education this year in Pre-School. She may not leave formal school until it is 2030. 2030...Wow! I am just going to let that that sink in a little! What will the world will be like in 2030? What
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    Leah Bortolin wrote a tagged post :

    Developing my #PLN

    I have decided to take a more rudderless approach to community engagement and simply do my best to use social media tools, with a focus on Twitter, to develop my PLN. I also explored using Facebook and Google Hangouts as ways to connect with other te
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    Paul Browne wrote a tagged post :

    From nothing to something: PLN's

    Moving on from just Coetail commenting.......    If I were to be honest and rewind the clock a couple years it has to be said that my personal learning network PLN did not exist in the online world.   I am a team worker, I do enjoy working with
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    Angela Langlands wrote a tagged post :

    Getting Crafty

    [caption id="attachment_364" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo Credit: e.c.johnson via Compfight cc[/caption] ... Dear Digital Friends, This post has been in draft form for so long I barely know what it's intention was anymore. But I am archivi
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    Kate Hall wrote a tagged post :

    Linking Arms

    At the NESA Conference in Bangkok @rickwormeli2 gave an incredible talk that had us laughing, singing, and nodding in agreement. He told the story about how teachers, parents, and other leaders in the community started cleaning up the neighborhood
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    Jodee Junge wrote a tagged post :

    My PLN - A Work In Progress

    When thinking of trying to further grow my PLN, I know I need to jump in an engage more. I need to be brave and throw out more questions, while also sharing my own ideas. I love the lyrics in the song 'Brave' by Sara Bareilles(and now love the video
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    Ryan Harwood wrote a tagged post :

    Light Up The Sky

    And so it would seem that we have come full circle.  My very first post for COETAIL described the Long Strange Trip to my PLN.  Now that we are coming to the end, its time to revisit this magical group of people who qualify me as a connected educat
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    Connections and Communication in the GCC

    My Course 5 Final Project is a regionally collaborative project involving classrooms from the 6 Gulf countries that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). This is the second year we have ran the project, but this year we made many adjustments to
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    Amanda McCloskey wrote a tagged post :

    Community Starts at Home

    Global Community One of the significant advantages of being a COETAIL student is the level of community engagement required and encouraged. Any educators at any time can reach out globally yet this wasn't something I really benefited from until
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    Kelly Dao wrote a tagged post :

    "All Right Stop...Collaborate and Listen" - My PLN Journey

    So how has my Personal Learning Network been going?  Have I been involved with my community?  Have I sustained interactions with people? I think I have... considering this part of the course is one area I seem to be struggling most. I'm ver
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    Christy Martin wrote a tagged post :

    It Takes a Facebook Village

    I knew what I wanted to do for my community involvement aspect of Course 5.  I had decided to link it to my final project because my project leant itself very well to global collaboration.  Therefore, I decided to use my PLN to help me share a goog
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    Jocelyn Sutherland wrote a tagged post :

    Silence isn't Golden.

    Speak Out Why do we see digital learning spaces any differently than physical? What is it about social media platforms like Twitter and Google+ that cause us to hesitate and resist sharing ideas, providing feedback and engaging in professional dis
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    Ann Durham wrote a tagged post :

    The evolution of a PLN

    Like most things in life, the development of my PLN has been a journey.  Prior to joining COETAIL, I thought I was “connected.”  During Course 1, we were encouraged to create accounts for various programs to broaden our connections with a globa
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    Amber Dryer wrote a tagged post :

    The Development of my Digital Footprint

    In this day and age, it seems everyone has some form of digital footprint. I began with using myspace years ago when I was in my early 20’s long before I even knew what the  term digital footprint was. I used myspace to share music, pictures of s
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    Verena Zimmer wrote a tagged post :

    Who are the EdTech Coach Gurus out there?

    As I probably mentioned before besides personal and face to face encounters with inspiring people Twitter is my preferable way to get good and very individualised PD. Many Twitter users already shared how they use Twitter to get inspired, to think ou
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    Where are you?

    Schools are talking a lot of talk about digital citizenship.  Leaders are drafting a lot of policy, middle managers are meeting again, discussing once more, how we can establish norms of healthy and effective online behaviors. So, where are you?
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    Amber Dryer wrote a tagged post :

    "Learn, Unlearn, Relearn"

    I feel like I am in the process of learning and unlearning at the same time. Cathy Davidson discussed attention blindness in her article,  Collaborative Learning for the Digital Age as being so focused on one thing that we may be missing other thing
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    forgive me COETAIL...

    [caption id="attachment_348" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo Credit: Robert Cheaib - Theologhia.com via Compfight cc[/caption] ...for I have sinned. It's been too many days since my last blog post. Mea culpa. Mea culpa. Mea culpa. In my de