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  • Against Technology Integration
  • Extending understanding
  • Rewordify
  •   Technology integration is a noble-sounding aim, but it is a concept that does not go far enough.    Picture technology integration as a ham and cheese sandwich. The ham is the content and the cheese is the technology. The ham and cheese remain two separate things. You can pull...

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  • This is my new home. Or at least, this is the stereotype of my new home.   Truth be told, this is the view out  my kitchen window: Two weeks ago today, I arrived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I’ve started a new job as a Digital Learning...

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  • Collaborative Google Doc Notes for this Session   Transmedia storytelling for earcos pdf from Robin Montgomery Loading…

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  • Do you ever have your students use an electronic resource that has written vocabulary that is a bit too challenging? Rewordify.com is a website that simplifies English so readers can understand more. You can paste text into a box on the rewordify website to simplify it, or you can put a...

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Asking the wrong questions

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November 22, 2013
Asking the wrong questions

“Mom, how old do I need to be to have a Facebook account?” my son asked a few days ago. Legally, I think he needs to be 13, but we all know kids under 13 who have facebook accounts. I can think of a child who had one in first grade. Her mother was...
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Cursing Animal Jam

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November 18, 2013
Cursing Animal Jam

Disclaimer: This is a very rough collection of ideas. I’m at work preparing for parent meetings and some things are starting to come together in my mind. I have to get them down somewhere, and this seemed as good a place as anywhere else. ———— This is my first year as a Technology Coach...
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What is safe social?

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November 11, 2013
What is safe social?

The first week in COETAIL course 2. While I generally find the readings valuable, what is more helpful for me is how the suggestion of a topic turns into a sort of “theme for the week.” This week I noticed posts everywhere (and not just from my fellow COETAILers) about social media, digital footprints,...
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Follow-up on Course 1 Final Project

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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