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Acceptable Use to Responsible Use to Empowered Use (Course 2 Final Project)

Acceptable Use to Responsible Use to Empowered Use (Course 2 Final Project)

Final projects are always daunting. Trying to find a partner to work with on a final project is even more daunting (I wrote an earlier blog post about this called ‘Lost and Found’). As luck would have it I managed to connect with Mike and the project got underway. We agreed to focus on Elementary(…)

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How the Web Works

How the Web Works

  These are oldies but goodies. When I was working with our elementary students at the beginning of the year I started with these videos: How Search Works by Matt Cutts World Wide Web In Plain English https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL8a5XpDbyM Web Search Strategies in Plain English https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQCBT0lfH-o They are easy to understand and easy to build lessons(…)

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Out of My Depth

Out of My Depth

Look our world, we are going to be radical next year: we are going to make a giant leap to a BYOD program in our middle school and high school we are going to un-tether all laptop and iPad carts from grade teams so any device can be booked by any teacher Great ideas. Love(…)

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Lost and Found

Lost and Found

This is the lost part: 1) I have to stick my head out and find a partner for a collaborative project for Course 2! But I am shy. 2) I know, I’ll check in with my friend Nicki (always easier to contact a friend) 3) Nicki is already working in a group and is well(…)

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When Wearing the T’Shirt Isn’t Enough

When Wearing the T’Shirt Isn’t Enough

When I first met Jabiz Raisdana (@intrepidteacher) he was wearing the most awesome shirt I had ever seen. I wanted that shirt. I found out that the only way to get one was to make a donation to Creative Commons – so I did. My coaching partners in crime Keri-Lee Beasley and Jeff Plaman got them as(…)

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“Pleased to meet you…Hope you guess my name”

“Pleased to meet you…Hope you guess my name”

I have lyrics rolling around in my brain and it seems to be the only way I can anchor my thoughts and get inspiration when I think about blogging at the moment. Perhaps a result of my roller coaster days?! Two weeks ago I attended an ADE meet up in Hong Kong organised by the(…)

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