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    Video + Games (Based Learning)

    Hey folks! Following on with a previous post on challenge based learning in the PYP curriculum, I decided I'd tackle Games-based learning next. Perhaps unfortunately for me (or at least my COETAIL deadlines), I was also thinking about my upcoming
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    Channel Change: A flipped classroom for technology skills?

    (COETAIL Course 5 Project Proposal) Hey folks, I’d like to share a little project idea with you. I've been thinking hard about what strengths I bring my classroom and how students respond to the lessons we do at school. How might I leverage t
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    Old dog, new tricks

    You can teach an old dog new tricks, or in this case - an old teacher can be taught new technology! [caption id="attachment_260" align="aligncenter" width="300"] flickr photo by derekGavey https://flickr.com/photos/derekgavey/4190468784 shared u
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    The end of this journey begins the next one.

    As I wrap up my final few weeks on this COETAIL journey, I am really thinking about how I want this final project to be AMAZING! I am planning on taking a topic that I honestly am very bored with and making it way better! [caption id="attachmen
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    Not Quite There Yet

    Technology integration was a term that entered my world in 2013. My husband and I had been working at our current school, AIS-R, for nearly a whole year when I started to think deeply about tech integration in the classroom. At the time, students in
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    Getting in the Flow or "The Slow Clap"

    My first full week of the school year is complete. So far, I absolutely love what I do.  It is completely different everyday, full of puzzles, people and practice.  I'm dedicated to looking at this with the beginner's mind as I go through each da
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    My Crystal Ball and My Future Classroom

    Education is an ever-changing field.  Not only does education change over long periods of time, but the pendulum swings rather quickly.  If you sit down with any teacher nearing retirement, you can easily discuss four or five different "paradigm s
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    How Am I REALLY Doing?

    Since I am part of the technology pilot in our district which has been involved in determining the devices, learning management systems, and policies our district will use starting next year, I will get to help teachers move forward with the integrat
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    It's All About the BL's!

    [caption id="attachment_222" align="aligncenter" width="300"] flickr photo by GotCredit https://flickr.com/photos/jakerust/16846023595 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license[/caption] When I looked at this course, I felt I knew quite a bit o
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    Technology Integration...Embedding Technology...Same-Same?

    What is "Technology Integration"? I was thinking about how I would define "technology integration" before completing the required readings, and I would have said it is the use of technology within the classroom to infuse or enhance the learning t
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    How Am I Doing?

    [caption id="attachment_218" align="aligncenter" width="300"] flickr photo by ScoRDS https://flickr.com/photos/scords/5584668013 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license[/caption] In reading all of the various articles and definitions of
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    Integration: Is it enough?

    Back when I was an energetic and motivated PhD student, I decided to do my dissertation on curriculum integration in the music classroom. I was set-out to prove that by integrating other subjects into the music curriculum, elementary students would s
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    Where I am Now

    This year, our school went to a 1:1 MacBook program in the MS after first introducing it at the elementary level.  To encourage teachers to fully integrate technology, the school brought in Kim Coffino to do a workshop on "Transforming Student Learn
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    Technology Integration. Where I start.

    Last year I attended Technology for Japanese classroom workshop at Yokohama International School(YIS). This is where I met Kim and this is the trigger to take this COETAIL course. The workshop completely blew my mind and all I felt was "I am so behin
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    Botox for Technology Integration

    According to a somewhat dated 2007 Edutopia article, technology integration is defined as “the use of technology resources -- computers, mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, digital cameras, social media platforms and networks, software app
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    A Minecraft Inquiry - Course 5 Final Project

    MinecraftEdu is a phenomenal tool for educators. The possibilities are endless and I am already planning how to integrate MinecraftEdu into language, mathematics and social studies units. I found that a one hour setup before each session real
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    Technology, Classrooms, and the Library

    Technology as a SUPPORT to Curriculum Whenever I think of technology integration in the classroom, the big idea I need to remember is that technology should not be in addition to instruction but should actually “support… the curricular goals, an
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    Community Starts at Home

    Global Community One of the significant advantages of being a COETAIL student is the level of community engagement required and encouraged. Any educators at any time can reach out globally yet this wasn't something I really benefited from until
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    Technology Explosion

    The last two months have swirled by on a sea of technology-enriched learning experiences.  Technology usage and integration has exploded in my classroom and this blog post documents some of the tools and experiences that students have been engaging
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    Creative Mode

    My Minecraft Inquiry is now well underway. I still have a lot to learn but we are definitely making progress with MinecraftEdu. I've discovered that we achieve more in Creative Mode and that border blocks help students to build in the same location.