I was a lurker…I HAVE changed…I am a creator… – Course 1 Final Project

I was a lurker…I HAVE changed…I am a creator… I have been reflecting on my journey through COETAIL. What have I achieved? What am I doing differently to what I used to in the classroom? What have I learnt that I have as yet have not had a chance to apply? Thinking about these questions I […]

Are we stoking the Digital Campfires?

Humans are naturally social animals.  Storytelling is one of the oldest arts known to man. It has been happening since cave men and women were drawing on walls. Humans are, therfore, natural storytellers. The digital campfire, isn’t this a great analogy for the platfoms used today to tell stories? Children today have many available audiences to tell a story. […]

Technology is NOT just a tool

  Technology is just a tool. What a great quote, by Bill Gates. I think technology can be driving force to change the education system.  Technology has helped the education system to move with the times. I love the picture below which clearly shows that technology has moved the education system forward, right? Wrong! You […]

Is there an app for that?!?

Whatever you want to do you can buy and download an app that will probably do the job that you need it to do. But is that a good thing? Does that enhance student teaching and learning? There are over 1.5 million apps, according to www.statista.com, currently available on the Apple App Store. Out of […]

Connecting the dots

So, I made some connections this week… I worked with educational consultant Pat Handly-Johnson for four days looking at our school’s Professional Growth Model. It was a great pleasure working alongside an educator with so much experience and knowledge. Through this connection and conversations the school will create a better Professional Growth Model, for all members of […]

I am a lurker…but I am changing…

Am I a creator or a consumer? I have  a confession to make…I am a lurker…but I am changing…   Throughout reading chapters 1  & 2 from Jeff Utecht’s Reach I was thinking over the phrase “lurker”. Was I one? Did I intentionally lurke? If so, why did I lurke? After some soul searching I googled ” lurker” […]