Category Archives: Collaboration

Course 4 Final Project

A cliche to say, but the COETAIL courses have sped past incredibly quickly and I literally stare at my screen in disbelief that I am now coming to the end of the penultimate course – Course 4. I regard COETAIL … Continue reading

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Welcome To The Future!

Preoccupations Many of the discussions about how well educational establishments fit into the modern world, and how best they cater for the needs of learners and their futures – I feel tend to focus unnecessarily on peripheral factors. They tend … Continue reading

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Problem Based Blogging (PBB)

“How do you engage students? You present them with a real challenge they care about” – Cator quoted by edsurge.com. Traditional Approaches We have probably all witnessed many lessons delivered in the ‘traditional’ mode of instruction. Normally, this would take the … Continue reading

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The Hour of the Genius

Looking Back In this Course 1 blog post, I discussed the use of Flipped Classroom Pedagogy in Elementary Schools (feel free to click on those links to read up on a collection of wonderful ideas and examples). Since then, I have taken every opportunity to integrate … Continue reading

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Set In Stone

Design Principles This animation serves as a clear (and thankfully, well designed) introduction to the principles that are central to effective design. If we are to design media ourselves,  we must not only be mindful of these elements, but also … Continue reading

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Course 2 Final Project

Introducing The Team This project was formed through a truly global, collaborative process. I formed a group with Brian Weisenstein and Gene Marie Chagaris; so as a result created this project with course mates in different countries, cultures and time zones. We also … Continue reading

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Perception vs Reality

Your World vs My World The way that you perceive reality is entirely different than the way I perceive it. We all have a slant on the way that we see things; from people’s actions, the events that take place … Continue reading

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Course 1 Final Project: Sikhism

A Little Context The context for the focus of my Course 1 Final Project is a Year 3 Religious Education Unit of Study on the Sikh faith. Within the British National Curriculum, Religious Education is a subject which tends to … Continue reading

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Don’t Feed The Trolls!

…70% of 18 to 24 year olds who use the Internet had experienced harassment, and 26% of women that age said they’d been stalked online – ‘Internet Trolls’, time.com The Dark Side Only a cursory glance at a Twitter feed is … Continue reading

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Avoiding Hypocrisy

The Middle Ground On reading the blog post here from Neil Willis, I reflected on how finding a ‘middle ground’ with regards to our use of technology in the classroom is often the best choice. Educators can not afford to be left behind in … Continue reading

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