Monthly Archives: October 2011

Here I Go

Writing this final post for COETAIL course 1, I am becoming clearer about what to focus on in elementary school guidance lessons. And that is — “collaboration”. Over the years, I have emphasized “problem solving skills”, and kids have made … Continue reading

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Can’t Wait

For our course 1 final project in COETAIL, Carl, the art teacher, Daryl, the Japanese language teacher, and myself, the counselor, collaborated to create a unit on “Feelings: We Know What to Do!” for grade 4. Here is the unit … Continue reading

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Sorting Out

We are in the midst of figuring out how to integrate technology into our school curriculum. It’s frustrating at times, and teachers are sometimes tempted to  give up.  I won’t bore you with the details, but assume that everything that … Continue reading

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Empowering Parents

Last Friday, we held Elementary School Parent Focus Group on Technology @ASIJ and Responsible Cyber Citizenship.  (How do I link a power point to a blog post?)  Thank you Steve for making this Power Point presentation. In preparation for that … Continue reading

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Flat Classroom

Enlightened again.  Never heard of Flat Classroom until now.  These new discoveries are exciting. Digiteen Project caught my eye.   Teens are collaborating to promote digital citizenship through research and discussion, and transferring that learning to their own schools.    Going from … Continue reading

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little by little

Here’s what I’ve done that’s new and different in my guidance lessons.  I should also mention that these changes are not revolutionary.  Changes I’m trying are tiny steps that others might not notice, but for me they’re significant. Just like … Continue reading

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