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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Follow-up on Course 1 Final Project

October 24, 2013

Tomorrow I have two hours to do a very condensed version of the lesson I planned for my COETAIL Course 1 Final Project. Here is the presentation I have created to guide myself through the lesson. It’s not a work of art, but it’s enough to get me through tomorrow and for me to...
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Conversations we must have

October 18, 2013
Conversations we must have

When I was in first grade, Sarah W was my best friend. Sarah’s father kept some unsavory magazines by the side of his bed. My memory of this is not vivid; I can only see the stack in its totality. I knew when we passed certain sections of town that there were places that...
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Why it is easier to remember facebook than a real book

October 14, 2013

Do you find it easier to remember what your friend posted as her status update last night than what you read in a book last night? Would it surprise you to know that researchers at UCSD and University of Warwick found that our memory for Facebook posts is “about one and a half times...
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Critical Friends in Schoology – Online1 Final Project

October 13, 2013
Critical Friends in Schoology – Online1 Final Project

Brief History This COETAIL UbD final project brings together my reflections on my first COETAIL course with a three day Project-Based-Learning conference hosted by KIS and facilitated by Rudy Boonchuoy of the Buck Institute of Education that I attended last week. It addresses a charge that my school’s administration has given to me as a...
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Lost Generation

October 10, 2013

Sometimes we need a quick jolt of inspiration without any analysis. Here’s that inspiration in 1:46 about why teaching and kids matter.
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Showing off my spam

October 7, 2013
Showing off my spam

I decided yesterday that I need to show my son my spam. Regularly. And even though I live in Korea, I don’t mean spam in a can, which is considered a fine gift here. Instead, I mean spam as in shown in the picture below: “Robin, are you nuts? Why are you going to...
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My information flow

October 5, 2013
My information flow

I struggle with tracking information. I have a (digital) pile of twitter retweets, twitter favorites, emails I’ve sent to myself, facebook messages I’ve sent to my husband simply so they sit in my facebook message folder (because you can’t facebook message yourself), and an embarrassing list of bookmarks that I need to get through. Oops, I forgot...
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Do we need math?

October 5, 2013
Do we need math?

Newcastle University Professor of Educational Technology Sugata Mitra asks if arithmetic will be a sport in 2061 in Good’s “Future Learning Short Documentary.” In the same way that handling guns and riding a horse were necessary life skills a few hundred years ago and are hobbies now, will mathematics go from a necessary life...
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