This week I am getting my zen on and talking about making a presentation 'more zen'. I will be going into more depth at the end of Course 3 as I am going with Option 1 for my final project.
This week I just want to give some of my initial thoug
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I have really been enjoying working my way through the Coetail course. I have found so many resources th
Well - it seems like ages since I last blogged and it is a nice feeling to be starting up again.
I have been looking forward to Course 3 as it is one that I had a little bit of prior knowledge about. A friend of mine, who recently finished the Coe
How many times in a day do we see the colour blue? Other than sky, there really isn't much in nature that is inherently a vibrant blue. It's not a colour that you instantly notice. That is certainly because rather amazingly blue is a relatively new
We are able to share thoughts and ideas about anything and everything with the click of a button. It is so easy to share these days and we all do it. We share our thoughts about a variety of subject areas from the weather, the food we are eating, mus
I’ve done a lot of inward and outward groaning this past week trying to grapple with my final course 4 project--and ostensibly my course 5 project. ‘Why did I do such ambitious final projects in the earlier courses?’ I’ve moaned. ‘Now I n
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For my Course 2 Final project I have designed a unit of work for Key Stage Two children.
I contacted the teachers at a school in the UK. T
Thinking about how we teach children digital citizenship skills and in particular those regarding issues such as cyber-bullying, plagiarism, copyright infringement, digital footprint... I have been reminded of how I was taught about these kind of iss
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The past couple of years I have worked hard to get myself connected to other educators on Twitter. This sch
What were your goals for your lesson/project (Standards)?
I used the ISTE Standards for Administrators to define my goals for the project:
Visionary Leadership: e-Learning Vision at EAC
1b. Engage in an ongoing process to develop, impleme
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?
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Image taken from: Spiritual Musclehead
So. The part of Course 2 that I had been dreading the most. Copyright usage and
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After weeks and weeks of feeling lost, feeling like I wanted to return to my previous location, feeling like I would burst into tears, things started to come together. With my book sorted, leveled, and distributed; c
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In the digital world, it seems there are two paths we can take. One that has a positive digital footprint that promotions us professionally
A quick aside before I start this blog on matters of privacy. Looking at this weeks reading I clicked on the very first link: Job Hunting: Take a look at your Facebook page. A message popped up 'Safari can't verify the website... ...personal and conf
Last year I read the excellent and scary book So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson. In the book he talks about incidents, that are becoming more and more common, of people being publicly shamed because of something they have said or done on
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Why was this project particularly challenging?
The end of course 1 project was more difficult to do
In 7 essential skills that aren’t taught in school, there is an Andy Warholesque 15 minutes of fame kind of quote:
"Your goal is not immortality,
but a momentary piercing
of the ever-shifting zeitgeist."
I would argue that one of these of the
First off; apologies for the terrible puns in the title of this blog. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Secondly.; I can't believe I actually found a title image with both He-Man and maths included! The Internet is truly life changing... ; )
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This year my school decided to move to digital portfolios. In the past, we used the traditional binders with plastic sleeves to gather pieces of student work throug
Last week I was flicking through Twitter and I saw the image above. It is a school in The Netherlands who were combating a tuberculosis outbreak by setting up their classrooms outside. It reminded me of something that Shelley Wright had mentioned i
When I started looking into the Coetail course and exploring the possibility of actually doing it, I was under the impression that it would be entirely about technology. Specifically, how I do/don't use it and how I can use it more effectively.
I started off thinking that this week's blog post on how my thoughts are changing would predominantly be centered around how I use technology in my classroom and year group.
However, as I read the different articles such as Andrew Churches on Blo
Many have asked me when I knew I wanted to become a teacher. Was I always born with the passion to teach? No (but my mom would probably disagree as she recounts a story about me standing in front of the neighborhood children who were all huddled on
So course two comes to an end or does it?
The big understandings in this course revolved around the use of tools, the effects of our behaviours and actions, along with an understanding of responsibility. Or simply put, what role do educators pla
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Like many, I am guilty of not being balanced w
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At the beginning of the year, I wanted
This week of reflection on technology integration was hard for you, you felt frustrated when you reflected on your technology integration according to the SAMR and TPACK model. Sure, as a teacher you felt confident because you knew th
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Reflecting on this course was really challenging. It is kind of like this picture... it is di
Below is a brand new unit that I will be running in three weeks time. I’ve chosen to load it because I wanted to build on what I had been doing in a previous fundamental skills unit and complete two jobs at the same time. My UBD planner for my Coet
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It's nearing the midpoint of the
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...for I have sinned. It's been too many days since my last blog post. Mea culpa. Mea culpa. Mea culpa.
In my de