Category Archives: CoETaIL

Remixing Through Digital Storytelling

This unit started with the story Inanimate Alice. It is an immersive digital story that redefines how students read stories. Here is my UbD unit: Remixing Interactive Stories through Programming  What were your goals for your lesson/project (Standards)? My goals for … Continue reading

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Learning and Games

Playing games has been something I’ve always enjoyed. As kid I spent countless hours playing Zelda, Metroid, Wrath of the Black Manta and Techmo Superbowl (I still play this when I get together with my brother) learning the secrets and … Continue reading

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Changes

Technology will continue to make education more accessible and ubiquitous. Access to the internet in the world is increasing and this will give more people access to education. More Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) will open up. Sites like Coursera … Continue reading

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Integration

Integrating and managing technology is something I enjoy and this year I am teaching all grade 6 students technology and writing. At present we are digitally story telling telling through programming with Scratch. Telling a story is one thing but … Continue reading

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Learning Theory

This past week I researched connectivism as a learning theory. It was interesting reading George Siemens and Stephen Downes the gurus of connectivism. In short, connectivism believes that “learning is ubiquitous” and that in order to “learn you must connect to … Continue reading

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An Excuse Poem – Digital Story Style

In class we created a whole class Excuse Poem Digital Story. This was our second poem for our poetry unit. To begin I reviewed and taught students about poetic devices and we spent time going over rhyme scheme. Then we … Continue reading

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Reflections on Course 3

  This has overall been my favorite CoETaIL course to date. I have been interested in visual literacy and practice and teach this to students. I have read Garr Reynolds blog for years and taught students Presentation Zen for three … Continue reading

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Pecha Kucha

My first live Pecha Kucha presentation was at Learning 2.011 in Shanghai. Jabiz Raisdana gave a Pecha Kucha keynote on PLN and finding his tribe (people he learns from). Once he got into the rhythm and flow of the Pecha Kucha style presentation it engaged me … Continue reading

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Presentation Zen

Visual presentation definitely can effectively communicate many messages. Garr Reynold’s  said in his blog post about new learning from Daniel Pink’s A Whole New Mind novel that “making a presentation is an opportunity to make a small difference in the world.” … Continue reading

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Visuals

Power of infographics As the people at the official google blog have pointed out, our eyes our drawn to visuals over text. I’ve attempted my first ever infographic. I choose to create an info graphic with THREE facts about World … Continue reading

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