Monthly Archives: June 2012

Dream Academy

Course 4 Final Project Daryl Imanishi and I worked together for the final project: Dream Academy.  We were both inspired by Sean’s project.  (I am constantly impressed with fellow COETAILers’ creativity, thoughtfulness, and ideas.  Really, for me, my ideal school … Continue reading

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Living and Learning with Laptops

After a year of piloting 2 classes with MacBooks and 3 classes with iPads, we’ve  made the decision to go with school-issued MacBooks for the entire 5th grade next year.  This will be my first opportunity to teach guidance lessons … Continue reading

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Beyond Bake Sales

Course 4 Week 5:  What is the future of education? Connectivism, Massively Open Online Courses, Global Collaboration, and Badges My brain is hurting from learning and thinking about all kinds of possibilites in education.  It is an exciting time to … Continue reading

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Reverse Instruction in Guidance Classes

Course 4 Week 4: What would flipped classroom look like in my classroom? Flipped classroom  should work in guidance classes, especially if I focus more on project based learning.  Because I only teach 14 guidance lessons per year, when I … Continue reading

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Project Based Learning in Guidance Classes

Course 4 Week 3: Does project-based learning have a place in my classroom?  What hurdles do I need to over come to make it work in my classroom? Reading Introduction to Project Based Learning helped me understand project based learning more … Continue reading

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Technology Integration

Course 4 Week 2: Be able to define and defend your definition of technology integration I think of technology integration as a process, without a definite ending.  How could it end when there’s endless exciting innovation?  The day schools no longer … Continue reading

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Everybody vs (but) (and) Nobody

Course 4 Week 1 Question:Whose job is it to teach the NETs standards to students and how do we ensure they are being met in an integrated model? I believe that all teachers  should be teaching these standards; not just … Continue reading

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