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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
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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 …

Education Technology

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 …

Learning

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 …

Pedagogy

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 …

Pedagogy

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 …

Pedagogy

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 …

Learning

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 …

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