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    Nature's Palette

    Mother nature is the world's best colour designer.  All you have to do it look closely at a flower or a sunset to see beautiful colour combinations.  I remember, years ago, noticing the contrast between a the green leaves of a tree and the blue sk
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    Responsible Use by All

    I am now at my second school in the role of an Educational Technology Coach so I have worked with helping many students understand the schools  Responsible/Acceptable Use Policy (RUP) for technology. However, the policies were created by our Technol
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    Tech Integration - Where am I?

    [caption id="attachment_359" align="aligncenter" width="405"] Reproduced by permission of the publisher, © 2012 by tpack.org[/caption] This week I asked myself, "Where am I in terms of integrating technology into my teaching?" To help me answer,
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    Tech time in the classroom

    [caption id="attachment_39" align="alignleft" width="266"] source: https://pixabay.com/en/photos/graduation/[/caption] The school I am currently at is just beginning to understand the position of Technology INTEGRATION. Previously, there was a sta
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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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    Some thoughts on Understanding by Design

    As I was going through Flipboard to find an article to read, I saw the video clip about UbD explained by author Jay McTighe. I had gone to a workshop on UbD before when I was student teaching, but for some reason after actually teaching, the process
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    The World is at Our Fingertips

    I have often thought how I would have enjoyed school and found it more meaningful and engaging if my school could have taken advantage of the technology available today.  When I was in school, curriculum was centered around textbooks, writing a
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    Climbing the Ladder to Tech Integration

    [caption id="attachment_31" align="aligncenter" width="188"] Many steps[/caption] Generally, I try to keep the thought of “authentically integrating technology” into the classroom in the forefront of my mind.   However, during the rush
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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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    Not Quite Second Nature, But Getting There

    Where Am I on the tech integration spectrum.   image from cliparting I have no idea. Well that's not necessarily true, exactly. But I'm low, not in that I'm sad and can't get up kind of low, which is far more serious, but in that
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    Stop Trying to Fill an Empty Vessal

    I have often said to parents that my goal as an educator is to prepare students for jobs that do not yet exist. I often get looks of puzzlement and surprise. I think many people still see educational institutions as vessels of knowledge which fil
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    Where do I stand?

    Where do I stand?.... Have I done enough?... How could I do it better?...How could I do it differently? These are some examples of the questions we as educators ask ourselves constantly not only about our teaching but I feel like I ask myself abo
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    We Need More Messing Around

    “Messing Around” is my new favorite buzzword and I’ll make sure I use it with my students and my colleagues. I like how it has an educational and positive connotation to it.  The philosophy behind messing around is certainly familiar,  remind
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    From SAMR (hate) to TPACK (love)

    When I first started CoETAIL at the very beginning of this school year, I was very motivated to integrate technology purposefully. I tried blogging, a little bit of moviemaking, research, and Google docs. I was motivated to make my classroom environm
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    Tech Integration: A Year in Review

    I love the access that technology gives students in my classroom.  I am very thankful to be at a 1 to 1 BYOD school in which all my students have laptops to help aid their learning.  My professional goal this year was to make my classroom paperless
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    Challenges of the Big Flip

    In many ways, my classroom is already flipped.  In my English class, I probably give a traditional lecture of forty minutes or more once every two weeks.  In my classroom we largely spend time working either as individuals or groups practicing, col
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    SAMR and My Classroom

    I first heard about SAMR about two years ago during a school PD session on technology in the classroom.  I was very interested in SAMR as a model of thinking about tech integration.  It went beyond how I perceived it before, either you did it or yo
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    Tech and Teaching Tightrope

    I struggled to write about this week's topic. I shouldn't have, as I try to find a balance with technology in my daily life as much as possible so reflecting on how I might do this in class with students should have been easy. I had this same proble
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    Course 4 -  Final Project: 2 ideas

    I was comfortable with the use of technology in my classes and thought that I was tech savvy. Then, I started COETAIL… [caption id="attachment_418" align="aligncenter" width="483"] Storm clouds gathering by Zooey @ Flickr CC-BY-SA[/caption] T
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    Devi#ed

    Family of four: four iPads, iPhones and Apple IDs; two MacBook Airs; several portable hard drives, headphones, speakers and other gadgets; innumerous online accounts and passwords; a life in the cloud… that’s growing at the same rate as my kids
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    de-VICES: how many are enough?

    Where am I now? [caption id="attachment_426" align="aligncenter" width="300"] flickr photo by eSeL.at https://flickr.com/photos/eselat/5891486456 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license[/caption] While writing my posts for Course 4, I ha
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    Daysprings & Doomsday

    Is it the break of an era or the decay of a system? Both. It’s a dialectic process. [caption id="attachment_398" align="aligncenter" width="516"] Praia do Leblon by Rodrigo Soldon @ Flickr CC-BY-SA[/caption] Schools need to change; newer ways
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    Present experience

    Planning my classes feels like finding the right mixture in an experimental lab. The reactive ingredients to learn a language are ACTFL, 5Cs, IBO, DP, AAPPL, DELF, SBC, UbD, ISTE, XBL. To those, add extra elements such as differentiation, 1-to-1, f2f
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    The Battle of the BLs

      AAARRRGGGHHHH!!! I found myself challenged by all the different X-based learnings out there. But then as I read quite a few (too many in fact!) articles on the said topics, I started thinking about the IB itself. Teaching in a PYP schoo
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    Past Not Present: X-BL

    [caption id="attachment_367" align="alignright" width="300"] The Time By Zlatko Vickovic @ Flickr CC-BY-NC-SA[/caption] The pedagogy of discovery learning has been around for over 50 years. All the x-based learning have somewhat sprouted from the
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    Stars and Wishes

    If only... In my ideal world, I would have iPads in my classroom for my kiddos so that they can use them regularly and tech usage would be student-centered instead of teacher-centric. But alas! I have just one iPad (mine) and one computer to wo
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    Modeling is Key

    [caption id="attachment_362" align="alignleft" width="251"] Photo Credit: Clark Atkinson via Compfight cc[/caption]   Finding the motivation to start course 4 has been difficult. I have just come off spring break, my bio 9s are finishing
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    Teched [French] Learning

    [caption id="attachment_343" align="aligncenter" width="452"] Thinking of oranges by ☻☺ @ Flickr CC-BY-SA[/caption] Reflecting on what we do is a powerful tool to understanding, improving and redefining practices and beliefs. It’s essential
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    Playing to Learn

    Flipped Classroom For some reason, I’d always thought of a flipped classroom as a bit like that TV show “Flip This House.” It stopped airing back in 2009, but the general idea was that a person would cheaply buy a house that needed work done t
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    Enter the BLs

    In a way, I answered the question of my understanding of Project-BLs last week in my blog post when I talked about how my school is moving into the realm of Project-BL. Teachers in the elementary school are currently asked to teach at least one Proje
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    Integration?....interesting...

    As always, it takes me a while to get back into the swing of things blogging-wise with every new course we start so apologies if this week's blog is a bit of a ramble! Tech Integration is.... I thought this topic  was a good way to start us of
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    We don't always like what we see

    Photo Credit: lora.todorova via Compfight cc This weeks task "evaluate your own practice of technology integration" was an easy one for me. I could easily sum it up in one word - minimal. Honestly, with two students who regularly bring their IPads t
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    I just pinked up some new ideas at Learning 2.0!

    Tech integration in a French classroom Have I already told you that I teach French? I believe that teaching language is all about bringing authenticity in the classroom. Because learning and acquiring a new language must be a need. That’s where te
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    An Idea and Iterations

    I love giving presentations! Perhaps it is my background in drama and music theatre that has given me the confidence to perform and/or speak in front of an audience, or maybe it is my position at school that has afforded me many opportunities to pres
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    Infographics = Learning Mashups

    While I attending and presenting at the European Conference on iPads in Education recently, the collective group of us, began to ponder the very subtle but seemingly distinct meaning between App Smashing and Apps Mashing. We recognized that although
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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