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Technology Integration Check Up

Technology Integration Check Up

I wish I had a better memory. I wish I took better notes. I wish I had a naming convention so I could find even my crappy notes! About 3 years ago I had the opportunity to be in a full day workshop with Dr. Ruben Puentedura and a small group of Digital Literacy Coaches.(…)

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Updating My All About Me

Updating My All About Me

I don’t think I have found any of the assignments so far as hard as I found this one. To start with just choosing my project was tough – I have actually started 4 of the choices and abandoned each one for a multitude of reasons. So this morning I forced myself to stick with(…)

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A Visual That’s Not Quite an Infographic Maybe

A Visual That’s Not Quite an Infographic Maybe

I love PD Days. And not because there are no students at school because, truth be told, I love my job every day. I love PD Days because it is a rare opportunity for us to have our entire staff learning together. For most sessions we share our inhouse expertise and experiences with each other(…)

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Into the Great Abyss

Into the Great Abyss

This is my question this evening: ‘If a tree falls in the forest but nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound?’ But I want to modify the beginning of this age old question just a little bit: If a blog post is written but no one sees it, does it make a sound?

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It’s All About the Image

It’s All About the Image

Today was a busy day. We are taking photographs of ALL our students plus we are deploying new laptops and iPads plus we switched to a new server plus we have many teachers wanting to jump on board the Google Classroom train plus plus plus and I am working with the Grade 5 to give(…)

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Change

Change

I got my wish. I was feeling slightly overwhelmed so last night I went to bed hoping that Typhoon Kalmaegi would come close enough to Macau so that there was nobody hurt and no damage to property but there would be no school. And bingo, it did and I have had a day to play(…)

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Can Being Online = Being Private?

Can Being Online = Being Private?

If you want to keep it private don’t put it online. It really is that simple. Why play games and try to hide? Why have one social media account for work and one for personal? Are you a different person in these two capacities? What are you afraid of? That someone will steal your identity?(…)

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Remove the Digital

Remove the Digital

When I lead a mini workshop for parents about Digital Citizenship I used this quote from Common Sense Media: “To adults it looks like a brave new world – but to our kids it’s just life.” I was advocating for the removal of the word ‘Digital’ from our vocabulary and so we would say things(…)

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