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    In the Midst...

    Yes! We have started our new NGSS unit, Systems and System Models with our grade 9 students, and so far, so good! I want to use this next blog post to organize my thoughts and get some feedback from you before I get too deep in this unit and project.
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    The Start of a Story

    Visual storytelling, How do you teach this in an authentic way?  Like exercise, which we know is good for us, why do we resist utilising the power of visual storytelling.  For exercise some people use excuses like I don’t have time, I do not h
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    Amplify with a video

      https://youtu.be/-lmqIYU0T9w   A video can have a real power of amplification. However, in order to really amplify and develop an effective communication, there are a certain number of parameters to pay attention to. One of th
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    VLOG!

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    Sneaking up on YouTube

    This post is in reference to a flipped classroom YouTube channel I proposed a couple months ago. I'm excited, I'm intimidated, I'm having trouble breathing over here, folks. Can flipping and extending the skills-based learning "from class time to
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    Course 4 Final Project: Choices, Choices

    Option 1: Project-based Economics course Inspiration came via my week 2 post about project-based learning Economics final project as I've done it in the past. It's also in need of a better name. Elements of project based learning, fro
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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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    Technology is Global, Technique is Local

    Working in a 1-1 laptop environment was a reason for excitement when I came to my current school. Perhaps in my enthusiasm I imagined the new possibilities more than the challenges. Now, five years later, I’m closer to finding the right classroom t
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    From chalkboards to TPACK: How did we get here?

    I began teaching in a Philadelphia charter school with little access to technology. Integration was not a high priority goal, so as a new teacher I focused on improving my content knowledge and pedagogical knowledge. There certainly was plenty to lea
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    Just Storytelling. Full Stop.

    For years I’d seen references to the practice of “digital storytelling,” and this may seem silly, but I often avoided reading about it because I found the term so awkward. Time to catch up now. Turns out there’s an entire Wikipedia article o
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    Taking it slow on Skype

    [caption id="attachment_264" align="alignnone" width="550"] Searching for our Mystery Skype friends[/caption] I really love using Skype with students to introduce them to people who are different from them, provide them with an authentic audience
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    Course 1 Project: Belief Systems and Short Films

    For this project I chose a unit I previously developed and taught in 9th grade Ancient History. I'm about to use it again in ELL History and I'd love any criticism that leads to improvement. To me this unit represents something of a milestone beca