Author Archives: Naho Kikuchi

About Naho Kikuchi

Elementary school counselor at The American School in Japan. Living and working in West Tokyo since 1997. Forever trying to figure out how to balance work, family and time for myself.

Reflection on Think Digital

Think Digital through the Seasons         After the AUA’s were signed, and an assembly was held, MacBook Pros went home with the kids at the end of September.  E-mail accounts, with lessons on strong password, were established … Continue reading

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Acceptable Use Agreement: New and Improved.

Every year we tweak our Acceptable Use Agreement, last year, to the point that last year we’d lost track of what version we were supposed to be using.  Finally this year we created an Agreement we are pleased with, and … Continue reading

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Moving on with “Think Digital”

Beginning of September, 2012 For the  first three weeks of school, we met almost every other day for the “Think Digital” unit.  In addition, individual teachers gave students  time to get familiar with MacBook Pros.  Kids had to learn how … Continue reading

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Think Digital, Lesson 2

Survey     During the second lesson, the students used their laptops for the first time, and were SO excited. During this lesson students took an online survey.  Here are the questions on the survey, plus results I found particularly … Continue reading

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Think Digital, Lesson 1

Word Bundle In order to have a sense of where 5th graders were at with technology vocabulary, our first lesson was designed for the following: students define key technology terms,  group them, and then discuss each term.  The students worked in … Continue reading

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Think Digital, Introduction

2012-2013 School Year:         We are finally done with 3 years of piloting different devices!  2012-2013 school year is our first time  offering school owned MacBook Pros to every grade 5 student.  To get ready for this … Continue reading

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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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