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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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    Can We Change the World One Post at a Time? Social Media Team Update and Reflections

    Over the past month, my students have begun to take on the classroom job of Social Media Team. I wrote a post about this new classroom job here. Depending upon the group of students in charge that couple of weeks, there was lots of interest or not.
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    With great power comes great responsibility

    This is the quote that I had learned from my previous boss Rob Cormack at ISB. We would give this "speech" to incoming Grade 6 students and new students during their orientation. It was an introduction to our 1:1 computer program at the school. Given
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    My Plate Isn't So Full: Making Connections Between Digital Citizenship Skills and Learning Assets

    When reading the question for this week's suggested post topic, I groaned. It wasn't that I disagreed with the suggested question, I do believe that we as educators have an obligation to teach our students digital citizenship skills. Instead I had in
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    A Tale of Snapchat and Service Learning

    I am not a fan social media (for personal life). I think I last updated Facebook 6 months ago, but I have been toying with the idea of posting that I just paid off my student loans (shameless brag). I didn't have Twitter until 2 years ago, and I didn
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    Social Media Tweenies and digital citizenship

    “Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behaviour.” NETS.S According to NETS this is what students need to do in order to become digital citizens. They have also produced a f
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    Digital Citizenship Takes Teamwork

     I recently co hosted, with my Ed Tech Team, a parent information session on "Making the Most of Your Child's Screentime".  Many of the parents eagerly attended hoping we would provide the answer to the million dollar question, "How do I keep my
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    The Culture of Copyright

    [caption id="attachment_82" align="alignnone" width="300"] Photo Credit: MikeBlogs Flickr via Compfight cc[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_81" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo Credit: _chrisUK Flickr via Compfight cc[/caption]
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    Just Because You Can - Doesn't Mean You Should

    Is there a difference between being a  good citizen and being a good digital citizen.  I often start digital citizenship discussion with this question.  It doesn't take long for the students to agree they are in fact the same thing but in two
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    Is There Privacy in the Internet Age?

      [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="885"] Some rights reserved. https://www.flickr.com/photos/111692634@N04/18528198069[/caption] Explicitly teaching students about the importance and the intricacies of privacy online is as importan
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    I always feel like somebody's watching me...

    In my previous post, I touched on many of the issues about digital presence and awareness. My conclusion was that as long as we are aware, we really cannot control what people may find about us. We can however, create positive online presence and mak
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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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    Balancing Act Between Public and Private

      [caption id="attachment_68" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Picture by Ben Kerckx[/caption] How do you balance between creating a positive public digital footprint and keeping your information private.  If that is a hard topic for adul
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    Your Digital Footprint - Create With Care

      [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="498"] Some rights reserved Photo Credit: kyteacher Flickr via Compfight cc[/caption] Having a digital footprint is (arguably) unavoidable in today's day and age. As digital consumers & transi
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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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    Digital Awareness

    I am particularly interested in starting  Course 2 because Digital Citizenship is a subject I am very passionate about. I think this started well before I began to teach but in fact around 2008 when I worked in an advertising agency making websites
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    Elvis will never leave the building

      [caption id="attachment_142" align="aligncenter" width="587"] Pixabay[/caption]   Not that I would be arrogant enough to compare myself to Elvis neither I would believe he is still alive...although he might virtually be. That is
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    A Twist on Classroom Jobs: Starting a Social Media Team

    In past years, each Monday when it was time to change classroom jobs internally I groaned. Usually it would take until Wednesday of the week for the assigned student to take ownership of the job, remember all the components of their job and be ready
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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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    A Journey Down the Digital Portfolio Road

    Last year my school decided to  implement digital portfolios using Blogger from Grade 3 to 8.  This is the second school that I have worked at during such an huge undertaking.  I had learned a few valuable lessons from my last school which made
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    Improving the Collaboration Process

    Introducing My Final Project [caption id="attachment_653" align="aligncenter" width="437"] Meeting their NY buddies[/caption] Last year I tried my first two “global” collaborations with New York and China. Even though the results were good, t
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    The time I tried to put myself in a teenager's shoes...

      [caption id="attachment_101" align="aligncenter" width="619"] Infographic made by S.Vermeuin with easel.ly (inspired by Mimi ito's video[/caption]   While I was watching Mimi Ito's video on new media practices, I started to take
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    The Great Wave of Technology

    [caption id="attachment_49" align="alignleft" width="300"] Image source: Wikipedia[/caption] So I'm in Japan right now. At a beautiful place called Hakone, famed for its onsens (hot springs) and its iconic views of Fuji-san, when the great mount is
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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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    Google+ in Education

    I just want to talk briefly about the use of Google+ in education through the perspective of having implemented it hands-on. At International School Manila, we're fully invested in Google Apps for Education from K-12. So please keep that in mind as I
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    Sink or Swim

    I have always found it interesting how different generations view social media.  For many of my colleagues is it something to be feared and kept at arm's length because the digital world is full of predators.  My students and nephews (all under
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    The time I realised I was actually creating my own network...

      At first you meet. Then you start working together...even eventually sometimes you even become friends. Soon everybody leaves to another country... and you start keeping touch. This is our story, right? I'm sure I'm not the only teacher
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    How can an increasingly connected world maintain such hateful prejudices? Encountering the 'other' online.

    With the explosion of social platforms that allow two-way communication, we have the potential to interact and engage with people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Those increased interactions could gradually lead to broader understandings
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    Digital Natives

    Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. Henry Ford said that. And as I sit here, at 10pm on Sunday evening writing this post for Week 1, I know I will strive to better organize my time next week. I am also very thankful that I
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    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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    Visitors only please...Residents by permit!

    Are you a visitor or a resident? [caption id="attachment_629" align="alignright" width="368"] Photo Credit: Canadian Pacific via Compfight cc[/caption] Resident - An individual who lives a percentage of their life online. Visitor - An indivi
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    SPARK

    SPARK The future belongs to the curious. The ones who are not afraid to try it, explore it, poke at it, question it and turn it inside out. Whats the SPARK in your classroom? How do you ignite children's learning and curiosity?   [caption
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    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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    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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    #COETAILchat 3.6.16

    On Sunday Megan and I co-hosted a #COETAILchat at a different time in order to allow more people in various time zones to participate. An hour and a couple hundred tweets later, I think it worked!     Megan connected with Joel and a #COETAILchat
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    Messing around in Course 3 - Course 3 Final Project - Modern CV

    [caption id="attachment_554" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo Credit: Ryan Dickey via Compfight cc[/caption] When creating my Course 3 Final Project my thoughts turned to the past. I have been working at the International School of Luxembour