• Profile photo of Holly Fraser

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    My PLN: an on-going labour of love

    A post about my community/online engagement of PLN cannot be written strictly from a course 5 perspective.  If I were to focus only on my engagement with my PLN during the narrow time of a few months, it wouldn’t be telling the whole story (This
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    Paint Chips and Oceans: Metaphors for the SAMR Model

    Reading both Michelle Beard as well as Maggie Hos-McGrane's posts about their reflections of the SAMR model and how they both used the model to help reflect upon the ways they each integrate technology with their students made me consider the ways
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    @PamelaRampley

    To be completely honest, even the thought of creating AND keeping up with a Professional Learning Network (PLN) gives me cause for anxiety. I use my laptop mostly for work and COETAIL and not much else. When I am not at work or not working, I prefer
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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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    Course 5 Final Project: Making Connections

    Here is my final project video (sorry for the length). https://youtu.be/Z1Ft-zB5RTg My unit ended up being more of an introduction to making connections and blogging. It is something we will be working on all year long. If you are interested
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    Back to the Future... our next steps

    [caption id="attachment_70" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Photo Credit: Marc Lecocq Flickr via Compfight cc[/caption] When Ron Ritchart came to International School of Luxembourg (I.S.L.), he ended his time with the Lower School Faculty by usin
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    Harvesting My PLN

    [caption id="attachment_444" align="aligncenter" width="500"] flickr photo by sylviaduckworth https://flickr.com/photos/sylviaduckworth/16348499401 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license[/caption] To be honest, this was the assignment
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    Social media are changing who we are

    "Our body is physiologically rewarding us for talking about ourselves online" Moffit and Brown, ASAPScience video (below) It is clear from the research behind this video, that using social media not only changes what we do, but also who we biol
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    Impact

    BIG IMPACT. small impact. No matter--just make a difference. The world is made better one step at a time, and technology makes it easier for us to reach out. Perhaps you heard of Kevin Curwick, a Minnesota teen, who decided to fight cyber-bullying at
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    5 must-use social media for 21st century students

    You clicked! Are you also tempted by list blogposts and then find the content disappointing? There is a list at the end of this post, however. When I asked my colleague Dave's class of 13 year-olds here in Northern Europe how many of them were r
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    Course 5: PLN Into The Future

      The goal of this post:  “Provide documented evidence of ongoing, back-and-forth communication. This reflection should include your participation in your personal learning network over the course of this program as well as your continued p
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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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    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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    Slowing down to Travel with a Tale...the plan

    The end is near to this wonderful COETAIL experience. I am trying to put the finishing touches to my Video. I just published 2 more Travelling Tales ( that is 4 now )  when suddenly I realised I have not published my plan! Doh! My plan was not se
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    This is the just beginning...

    Photo Credit: kikemb Flickr via Compfight cc By far, the community engagement aspect of this course has been the most difficult. Before writing this post I was frustrated with myself. I kept thinking, "I didn't make enough connections", "I should
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    A Shout Out To My People (Being in touch in the final days of COETAIL...)

    (Disclaimer - if you're even remotely considering ever trying out badging as a project with your learners, you will be hard pressed to find as much inspiration as the links and shoutouts in this post will give. I give mad and total props to all my pe
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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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    Nuances of New Literacies

    [caption id="attachment_459" align="alignnone" width="550"] PROSonny Abesamis Follownew life[/caption] New literacies=new readers I've written about ways to embed Twitter into Service studies, Psychology, Personal and Social Education, how to host
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    Go ahead: Create your Digital Footprint

    [caption id="attachment_84" align="alignleft" width="195"] footprint[/caption]   A friend of mine has gotten herself into a sticky situation at work. She's not really sure how it all happened. She was voted Teacher of the Year at her schoo
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    Making Connections

    Exploring Connections to Making Connections When asked to give a title for my blog at the start of Coetail, I chose 'Exploring Connections'. This is my last post in the course, and it seems appropriate to entitle it 'Making Connections'. I hav
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    Laura Evans wrote a tagged post :

    PLN: Professional Lurker Now what?

    My venture into developing a professional learning network was tentative to say the least. I joined Twitter first in 2013 and promptly forgot about having an account until I started Coetail and in 2015 I was forced out of my comfort zone and into, w
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    Joel Bevans wrote a tagged post :

    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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    Welcome to my Twitterverse

    I can tell you the first time I signed up for Twitter was about 2009 just out of curiosity. I saw my friends were "chatting" to each other and I thought they were having to much fun so I signed up. At the time,  I was very into Facebook and I felt l
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    Take off with Twitter!

    Twitter. It is, hands down, the tech tool that has had the greatest impact on my personal and professional development.  However, this wasn’t always the case. My Days as a Lurker I joined Twitter in November 2011 while at a workshop led b
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    Did I bite off more than I can chew?

    Photo Credit: Neil Tackaberry Flickr via Compfight cc Starting from scratch Have you ever felt like there's not enough time in the day to complete everything you need to do? That is how I have felt since I started at my new school in August. Comi
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    Wondering about Twitter

    "There’s little question that the gap between school learning and life learning has become wider and more acute as the Web and mobile technologies continue to evolve as learning opportunities." This quote from 16 modern realities made me think
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    Steve Weatherell wrote a tagged post :

    Survival of the Twittest

    https://twitter.com/steveweatherell/status/782484974352080897 When talking about Twitter, there's only just enough vocabulary to write a nonsensical haiku. Knowing the lingo can get you on the first rung of the ladder. Yet not everyone gets i
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    Joel Bevans wrote a tagged post :

    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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    Ch Ch Changes

    A little over a year after my first ever blog post and a lot has changed. I was a lurker a year ago.  Personally   I was happy to consume content  - I used Twitter as way for checking football gossip ( I still do this...but not as much
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    Ten Steps to hosting a Twitter Chat

    [caption id="attachment_417" align="alignnone" width="550"] Made with AdobeSpark[/caption]   As far as spaces go, twitter is a great place for educators. Over the past decade, Twitter has become a 24/7 space for professional development.  
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    Pssst....where are all the PSHE peeps?

    A five-minute walk from the rickety, raised track that carries the 5 train through the Bronx, the English teacher Argos Gonzalez balanced a rounded metal bowl on an outstretched palm. His class—a mix of black and Hispanic students in their late t
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    Connecting the Dots

    Much has been written about networks and connectivity lately. New research indicates that trees in a forest are connected through a network of bacteria and fungal strands, and that when you dig down to this level it is difficult to tell where one org
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    Tricia Friedman wrote a tagged post :

    Twitter for the IBDP Student

    While Twitter is an amazing tool for building community, microblogging understandings, and organically developing a real-time yearbook, there's more to be done with everybody's favorite blue bird.   Twitter-literacy is bound to become increa
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    Just Ask.

    #Teacherbookclub just enjoyed its second online chat, featuring the man behind #InnovatorsMindset: George Couros. I've long been a a fan of his work, if there is one blog out there that educators need to make time for, it is "The Principal of Change.
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    Individuals and societies

    [caption id="attachment_356" align="alignnone" width="677"] Esther VargasTwitter[/caption] What does teaching individuals and societies have to do with twitter? I had a lunch meeting yesterday with a member of the Individuals and Societies departme