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InstructorCast Episode 2

Layla Block wrote a new post, Beyond Lurking..., on the site My Coetail Learning Experience

I have to admit that making the decision to do Coetail was challenging. I was excited about the idea of learning something new but was not sure if it …

Learning

Teens have a smart reason for abandoning Facebook and Twitter

When my digital media students are sitting, waiting for class to start, and staring at their phones, they are not checking Facebook. They’re not checking Instagram or Pinterest or Twitter. No, they’re catching up on the news of the day by checking out their friends’ Stories on Snapchat, chatting in …

Social Media

Using GIFs to Deepen Student Learning

I haven’t been this excited about a project at school in quite awhile. Last school year our middle school PE department chair, Diane Olliffe, asked …

What Would Edward Say? | A Hole in the Wall

<b>Forming My Mindset</b><p>Just over five years ago I retired from the United States military after a long and eventful flying career. Throughout my service I …

Course 1 Project: Blending & Advertising – Teched French Teacher

Here I am… at the end of course 1, yet not ready. This project has gone through so many possibilities, so many possible targets and outcomes… But, as …

Course 1 Final Project- Realism to Abstraction | Art41 Transformations

<b>Reflections of Course1 So Far</b><p>COETAIL1 has been quite a journey which actually began with <b>Kim Cofino’s</b> visit to our school, less than a month ago. My …

How School has Changed! Course 1 Final Project | Literacy Matters

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_education_in_the_United_States<p>I was delighted when colleague and fellow Coetailer Trina Roth suggested we …

Is there an app for that?!? – Future Wise

Whatever you want to do you can buy and download an app that will probably do the job that you need it to do. But is that a good thing? Does that …

Today’s Digital Natives – Tomorrow’s Digital Immigrants? | A Hole in the Wall

<b>Predictions from the Past</b><p>As I started to read the article Shaping Tech for the Classroom (Prensky, 2005), my first thought was to start doing random …

Think before you speak… | .com çi .com ça

You know those lessons when you think you have a great idea and then you’re in the middle of it and you realize you’ve taken on too much? This is …

The Seed of an Idea | Ideas That Float

The summer has come and gone and I can now return to my final project, <i>Using Technology to Make Student Thinking Visible,</i> with fresh eyes. Looking …

On the Path Toward Community Connections | Active Learning

Source: Creative Commons Images (Flickr) taken by Heather, September 11, 2011.<br>https://flic.kr/p/amjKMc<p>In theory, I have blogged about the importance …

another humble proposal – Teaching the Teacher

Phew!<p>Is this the 3rd course of Coetail?<p>My cohort and I are no longer the newbies.<p>After the phenomenal success of #coetailcon, I thought about how we …

A Whole New Ballgame!! | Queen Cole's learning journey

Why do I think embedding Minecraft across my curriculum is a good possibility for my Course 5 project? What are some of my concerns about striving …

TPACK or SAMR or BOTH? | Docendo Discimus

<b>C</b>ourse 4 already? Many COETAILers describe their learning as a journey, and I for one am feeling suitably teleported…<p><b>Catching up</b><p>In recent weeks I …

May I Have Your Attention, Please! | My Learning Place

<b>Amazing Feats</b><p>Edwin Moses, the American athlete, running a lap of honour at the Montreal. Olympics after winning the final of the 400 metres hurdles …

Course 5 Proposal: How can technology make thinking visible? | Ideas That Float

https://www.journeyelgin.org/uploads/2/2/0/1/22016836/6705073.jpg<p><b>Where I am on my COETAIL journey:</b><p>I am really excited about most of the ideas we have …

5 Steps to Tech Balance | Ideas That Float

More frequently now I find myself out to dinner with friends and halfway through our meal we notice that the family of four dining nearby have not …

Focus: Thoughts on the Past, Present and Future – Speck on the Web

Focus on the Past<p>The year was 1962: over 50 years (yes five decades) ago. An iconic TV cartoon series that only lasted for one season aired and has …

A Whole New Game Plan | Realistic Nonfiction

Recently, my husband, Steve, and I were discussing what we do the first time we play a new game. He likes to look at all the components and figure it …

Could the ICR model be the future of education? | Ideas That Float

https://growingleaders.com/blog/help-my-brain-is-full/<p>MOOCS, badges, Problem Based Learning, flipped classrooms, play, Connectivisim, Vodcasting, …

Player, Flipper or Gamer? – Speck on the Web

I’ve had so many thoughts swirling in my head regarding these topics. These three topics: play, reverse instruction a.k.a flipping and game based …

Exercise Science in Action with Project Based Learning | Active Learning

In the book, Integrating Differentiated Instruction and Understanding by Design, McTighe and Tomlinson suggest that understanding by design (UBD) and …

My Tech in a Minute Series – Putting my CoETaIL skills to work | The Common Ratio

Learning and Tech Tips from Ange<p>Leading a Cohort at Innovate in my role as T&L Coach (Photo used with permission from @mmreyno)<p>As the MS Teaching and …

All About ME! Infographic - EdTech Wishes and Caviar Dreams

In usual Angela form, I went on the longest journey possible to get to my final project for Course 3. Initially, I was going to create a presentation …

And so it begins

In my previous post, I outlined the plan that the Year 1 team and I came up with for our upcoming integrated unit. The unit officially begins on …

A digital conundrum | Day by Day

The digital age has opened up huge opportunities for education. The learning landscape is changing as technology becomes more <i>prevalent</i> and <i>relevant</i> in …