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Secure your accounts with strong passwords. Limit the amount of personal information that you share online. Change the settings in your social media accounts from public to private or “share only with friends”.  These are some of the most common issues addressed when it comes to teaching students about online safety and privacy. Yes, it is… Read More »

The Fallacy of Online Privacy

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Copyright and fair use is a grey area for many including me, as information and content have become so easily accessible on the internet. A lot of us may be guilty of unintentional infringement of copy right laws. Reading about it and talking to people from different areas in their professional life, including artists, made… Read More »

Copy Paste or Copy Right?

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“They” tell us copyright is to protect people’s intellectual property and spur innovation. I agree that it is important to protect the ideas of creators; however, just look at the fashion industry. When designers copy each other, it actually benefits both them and consumers. When Steve Madden copies a Givenchy shoe, he is actually supporting… Read More »

Same Same But Different

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Of the three teaching methodologies presented in this week’s readings, I am intrigued with the idea of a flipped music room. In a hypothetical situation, if I were to teach older students, I would create video lectures on music theory (reading, writing, basic composition structure, etc.). Then, when the students returned to class, they could… Read More »

"I put my thing down, flip it, and reverse it!"

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Merriam-Webster dictionary defines privacy as the quality or state of being apart from company or observation and the freedom from unauthorized intrusion. Looking at this meaning has got me questioning that in this day and age of digital technology and social media, is there really such a thing as privacy online? If you would have asked… Read More »

The Perverted Perception of Privacy

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PBL. CBL. RAFT. GRASPS. UOI. FBI. SOS. Whew! Nowadays, we educators have to navigate the alphabet soup of teaching and learning. There’s so much to keep up with! So much so, that in my music room, I’ve designed my own word wall – for me, NOT the students – so I can remember the jargon.… Read More »

Alphabet Soup

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I started to consider my options for this final project many months ago. Being in a new school and new library program, I didn’t have a unit to rework. I do  feel more comfortable working with secondary students, but I haven’t built relationships with teachers in secondary, as well as I have with elementary students –… Read More »

Badger

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2018 has been a hot year for online privacy issues and it’s only April. The #deletefacebook push is still going strong after the Cambridge Analytica scandal and while I won’t be quitting Facebook any time soon, it has certainly gotten the conversation about online privacy started with people who would otherwise take a more Laissez-faire approach… Read More »

Where Are You? : The Ups and Downs of Privacy and Location Tracking

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Books, peer-reviewed articles, magazines, interviews, and websites. That is the extent of the sources I had to learn to reference when I was in university. It was a straightforward process: either summarize, paraphrase or quote the source, put an in-text citation, and add a reference in the bibliography. That was it. Simple. Academic honesty and… Read More »

Copyright 101 for Education in the Digital Era

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Back in September 2015, when I first began my COETAIL journey, I wrote a post called Choosing a Path in the Digital Wonderland.  I mentioned that I felt a bit like Alice in Wonderland, who, faced with two possible roads, asked advice from the Cheshire cat about which way she should go.  The cat’s reply: … Read More »

The Future is Whatever You Make It

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I wrote about my idea for my final project as my last post for Course 4. Since then I have been racking my brain to think of how to take this unit into Redefinition in the SAMR model. I knew that much of this project would live in Augmentation and Modification and so my challenge… Read More »

Course 5 Final Intro

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I am a purist when it comes to music education. Let me explain. There are numerous studies of the benefits of music education such as how music lessons make children smarter, or how playing an instrument benefits the brain, etc. So, through my Orff and Kodaly training, that is the approach I take in my… Read More »

Confessions of a purist

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The idea for my course 3 project came from my first blog post for this course. I wrote about visual literacy and some ways that I can see those concepts connecting to a library curriculum. I spoke about nonfiction text features, such as charts, graphs, tables, diagrams etc… being vital, in my opinion, to quality… Read More »

Course 3 final project

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