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Education as We Know It

Education as We Know It

My Learning and COETAIL Education as we know it… what does this mean? What does education mean? What does it mean to be a teacher? Depending on who you ask – you would get extremely different answers. To some education is students going to school to learn....
A Guide to the Present

A Guide to the Present

Reverse Instruction/Flipped Learning Flipped learning is my favorite thing. Although, I can say that I don’t do enough of it – that’s not the best perspective to have. Rather, “I can always improve, so I’ll keep trying.” I think...
ABCDEFG… Based Learning

ABCDEFG… Based Learning

At first glance, all of these acronyms give me a tad bit of anxiety. What are the differences? What are the similarities? Are these approaches combined? Am I way late to the party if I am just beginning to use these learning approaches? Let’s explore. What are...
Integration Consideration

Integration Consideration

Hello SAMR, Hello TPACK, Hello T3. How’s everyone doing? Back in September, I attended the IB PYP Workshop The Role of ICT in the PYP. I was fortunate to learn about many of these frameworks during that conference. For example we learned about the SAMR model and...
Effective Communicator and Creator

Effective Communicator and Creator

Course 3 Final Project Options Create or modify a presentation with Presentation Zen principles. Using the techniques you have learned in Course 3, create or modify a presentation that you will use this year. Check out my blog post, “Less is More,” to see...
Visually Appealing Combinations

Visually Appealing Combinations

Hmm… Infographics to use in the classroom. This is my first time looking into this topic. I can’t really remember a time in the past that I used an infographic to teach – but I am sure that I must have at some point without being “aware”...
Stories to Tell

Stories to Tell

We are becoming people of the screen. – Becoming Screen Literate by Kevin Kelly I want to start off this week by saying I am a huge fan of digital storytelling. I love creating videos of my students and other teachers. I try to find many ways to incorporate...
Less is More

Less is More

Alright, so this Monday I was in a meeting with the principal of our school, Chrissie, and we were reflecting on some of the events that happened these past few weeks. I held an introduction to Chromebooks meeting for parents, as well as an introduction to Seesaw...
See. Think. Wonder.

See. Think. Wonder.

The question of the week was: How does the ability to use, create and/or manipulate imagery foster effective communication? As a began to think about the way images foster communication, my thoughts went in many different directions. My first thought was that I am a...
Design Literacy Oooh LALA

Design Literacy Oooh LALA

Beauty Pressure by Tim Piper Wow. I had seen this before and it still makes me feel concerned at what young female minds have to deal with. The first word that comes to mind after watching that video is ‘repulsed’. Media is one of the most formative...