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    Course 5 Final COETAIL Project: Digital Poetry Unit

    My Final Video My grade seven classes have finished their free verse poetry unit, capping the experience off by creating digital poems.  This was inspired by the digital storytelling materials studied in Course 3 of COETAIL.  Please enjoy my vi
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    Poets Who Didn't Know It: Laying the Foundation for Digital Poetry

    [caption id="attachment_422" align="alignleft" width="309"] Image by Greg Jardin[/caption] Where Did the Time Go? Students have completed the bulk of the poetry unit leading up to the final Digital Poetry assignment.  They have learned how to:
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    Survival of the Twittest

    https://twitter.com/steveweatherell/status/782484974352080897 When talking about Twitter, there's only just enough vocabulary to write a nonsensical haiku. Knowing the lingo can get you on the first rung of the ladder. Yet not everyone gets i
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    From Text to Song: Course 4 Final Project

    Last year, I went through a 9-week unit on GarageBand with my students. I planned it, of course, but did not know about UbD. It was a learning process and without my tech coach, I would have made countless errors. Instead, I still made a few that I w
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    Course 3 Final Project: Digital Poetrytelling

    Since completing the poetry unit with grade 7, which I wrote about for my Course 1 Final Project, I wondered if I could still do more with the visual component of the project.  I also wanted students to reach an even greater audience, to push studen
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    Embarrassingly Un-Zen

    This week I explored some of my old Powerpoint presentations.  My first two years, I used Powerpoint as my main mode of "giving" the students information, but since have strayed away from it. I got into the depths of my last four years of teaching a