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    Getting my Zen on.

    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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    Time to step up to the plate!

    [caption id="attachment_85" align="alignnone" width="300"] https://cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2013/03/11/03/02/baseball-92382_960_720.jpg[/caption] I have really been enjoying working my way through the Coetail course. I have found so many resources th
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    Off we go again...

    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
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    Taking time to notice...blue

    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
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    Sharing...a teachers imperative

    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
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    Final Project, Course 4: An ePortfolio Proposal

    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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    Course 2 Final Project

    [caption id="attachment_80" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Image from: https://pixabay.com/[/caption] 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
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    Scare 'Em Straight! Or Maybe Not...

    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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    @msabbysclass1 Global Connections

    [caption id="attachment_197" align="alignnone" width="300"] https://www.pexels.com/photo/man-person-people-hand-73805/CC0 License[/caption] The past couple of years I have worked hard to get myself connected to other educators on Twitter. This sch
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    My Final Project: A Global Book Club

    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
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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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    Copyright Infringer - Who Me..?

      [embed]https://spiritualmusclehead.wordpress.com/2014/06/27/han-solo-hubris-and-humility/han-solo-who-me/[/embed] 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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    Come Together...

    flickr photo shared by <a 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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    Which Pathway is Your Digital Footprint Taking?

    [caption id="attachment_57" align="aligncenter" width="309"] Which direction will you take?[/caption] In the digital world, it seems there are two paths we can take.  One that has a positive digital footprint that promotions us professionally
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    My Business is None of Your Business (or is it...)

    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
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    My Digital Footprint

    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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    The time we took the tramway together...

    [caption id="attachment_132" align="alignnone" width="618"] https://pixabay.com/en/road-shield-warning-symbol-note-1220835/[/caption]   Why was this project particularly challenging? The end of course 1 project was more difficult to do
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    Digital Stories Revisited

    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
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    Me (Dan) and the (maths) Masters of the Universe

    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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    ePortfolio-Authentic Learning or Digital Binders

    Quality Blogs... - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires; 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
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    A Classroom Without Walls

    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
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    Changing Rooms

    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. La
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    My 19th Century Classroom?

    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
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    when did I know?

    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
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    It is harder than it seems.

    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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    The Balancing Act of Technology

    [caption id="attachment_184" align="alignnone" width="300"] flickr photo by giulia.forsythe https://flickr.com/photos/gforsythe/10310176123 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license[/caption] Like many, I am guilty of not being balanced w
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    Striving for Transformation

    [caption id="attachment_156" align="aligncenter" width="300"] flickr photo by katiahildebrandt https://flickr.com/photos/129626372@N06/18192681343 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license[/caption] At the beginning of the year, I wanted
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    A Letter to Myself on SAMR

    Dear Megan, 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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    Harness, Empower, Improve: Course 3 Final Project

    [caption id="attachment_150" align="alignleft" width="300"] CC0 Public Domain https://pixabay.com/en/mirroring-ball-reflection-mirror-711926/[/caption] Reflecting on this course was really challenging.  It is kind of like this picture... it is di
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    New learning applied?

    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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    Comments on Commenting

    [caption id="attachment_176" align="alignright" width="209"] Grading and Feedbackflickr photo by thebarrowboy https://flickr.com/photos/thebarrowboy/6263897021 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license[/caption] It's nearing the midpoint of the
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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