Course 4 – Final Projects – Magic Carpet Ride

OK… So I am not really sure what I want to do… I have thoroughly enjoyed the past 4 courses of COETAIL. It is the best Professional Development I have ever done. It has been an amazing journey – a little like a magic carpet ride.  Up’s and Downs. So much learning but so little time. Surprises […]

Messing around in Course 3 – Course 3 Final Project – Modern CV

When creating my Course 3 Final Project my thoughts turned to the past. I have been working at the International School of Luxembourg for nearly 4 years (this is my first step into International Education.) Before that I was teaching in Central London. In 4 years not only I have personally changed, but as a […]

Visually Wired

Every picture tells a story, as they say, but sometimes it takes a clever combination of words and pictures to tell a story quickly, concisely and in an entertaining fashion. We are all Visually Wired.  Lets look at the facts ( after all that is what infographics deal with) Sharing information with the use of visual […]

What’s your story? I want to know…

“In the end, folks, we ain’t nothing but a song…a story” Joe Lambert, Centre for Digital Storytelling What’s your story?  There are 7.4 billion stories in the world. No one story is the same. No one is like you. You are unique. Your life journey, your experiences, your achievements, your challenges are a series of […]

24-Hour Powerpoint…I’ve seen the light

  I don’t really use powerpoint all that much. Teaching 6 and 7 year olds in a concept driven, inquiry classroom does not really allow me to stand at the front of the class as the children are lying on the floor squabbling with each other squirming  annoying anyone in their vicinity all of the above […]

3-2-1 Bridge Remixed – Course 2 Final Project – Empowered User Agreement

3-2-1 Bridge. Remixed! Thats what this Course 2 Final Project feels like. Since going to a Project Zero Conference, Zeroing in on Learning, at the start of October I have been trying  many of their thinking routines. 3-2-1 Bridge is one of these. 3-2-1 bridge is a routine for activating prior knowledge and making connections. For me […]

Empower-ED

As Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” One of the major tools that is accelerating this change is technology. It is our role as educators to empower students so that they can flourish and shape this hyper-connected, high tech-world. To guide children on their journey so they have […]

The Message

  Remixing is not a new trend. In fact since the beginnings of recorded sound in the late 19th century, technology has enabled people to rearrange the normal listening experience. Dance hall culture of the 60’s and 70’s allowed local music mixers who deconstructed and rebuilt tracks to suit the tastes of their audience. Grandmaster Flash was one of the […]

Digital footprint or digital tattoo?

What does your online presence say about you? Is it a permanent reminder of an embarrassing night out? Or does it show off the positive journey you have made in your life? Digital footprint or digital tattoo?  I looked at my digital footprint; I googled myself and this came up:- Links to my Twitter page and a […]