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  • Aaron Reed posted a new activity comment 4 years, 4 months ago

    Thank you for your comments, Anne. I just tried that link myself and unfortunately, the webpage no longer exists. I tried to find it at the San Jose Mercury News site itself (the original source), but it’s not there. Apologies.

  • Aaron Reed posted a new activity comment 4 years, 6 months ago

    Thanks for the thoughts, Kristy. The best thing about starting children on these concepts young is that over time they do come to understand the viewpoint. “Copy” = not OK except when practicing, but “Transform” = always OK! Because you teach kindergarten, you understand they language to use with them. And because they have so many things they…[Read more]

  • Aaron Reed posted a new activity comment 4 years, 7 months ago

    Hey Jamie,
    Thanks for the kind words. Ironically, I’ve received your message just as this year’s Grade 4 students are embarking on the ‘interactive treasure hunt’. It’s good to have last year’s trial under my belt, as I feel a lot more ready to field their questions and manage the ‘game day’ experience. The best thing is allowing the game to do…[Read more]

  • Thanks for the comment, Georgia.
    The limitations of scheduling (not to mention any number of other logistical/administrative realities) can be maddening to be sure. I take it that you just found my blog randomly […]

  • Hi Laura,
    Thanks for the kind words. Yes, definitely all very worthwhile efforts with these apps and sites. For me, the trick is finding the technology that actually makes the work (both the students’ and my own) […]

  • Aaron Reed posted an update in the group Group logo of Art TeachersArt Teachers 5 years, 1 month ago

    I’m an art teacher in Yokohama, Japan. Just finished my COETAIL program. Blog here: http://www.coetail.com/aaronreed/
    Happy to connect with other arts teachers.

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  • HA! Yes, Louise, with all the image searching we do in art class, that is certainly an ongoing concern. At my first school when image searching and that school’s firewall (or lack thereof) and other internet […]

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  • Although broadening the feedback process to a global arena is interesting, it’s not as control-able as what you are doing, Milan. I, too, ended up having my students critique their friends in the other classes […]

  • ThumbnailI would not have guessed back on January 22 of 2013, as I typed my first COETAIL blogpost, that I would begin this ending blogpost five courses and 38 blogposts later with a fractured quote from Winston […]

    • Aaron, really impressive work with the kids and yourself. If COETAIL is a gamified learning, then you have set the bar rather high. I’m still on Level 4, and hopefully will push through to Level 5 (by simply paying for the course!)

      All joking aside, I enjoyed watching you reflect on your challenges and struggles, work-arounds and successes. The kids are fortunate to have you as their teacher taking risks for their benefit.

      Great work, man. Truly, great work.

      • Hey Jamie,
        Thanks for the kind words. Ironically, I’ve received your message just as this year’s Grade 4 students are embarking on the ‘interactive treasure hunt’. It’s good to have last year’s trial under my belt, as I feel a lot more ready to field their questions and manage the ‘game day’ experience. The best thing is allowing the game to do most of the teaching so that I can site back and observe and assess them and just step in as needed to check on their learning. I do plan to set up more such activities in other classes. It’s just a matter of making the time to plan it and create it.
        Thanks again,
        AR

    • Hi Aaron,
      Wow, what a journey you went on with this unit! I am an ECE art teacher and am thoroughly impressed with the variety of ways you used tech throughout this process! Every few paragraphs there is something new! Creattubles was a great find for me as I prepare for my Course 5 project so thank you for that! I would love to hear your feedback now regarding this sharing site. I want a place where my students can post a digital tutorial or slide presentation and receive feedback from a global audience. It sounds like this was a good forum for you to use but any criticisms are welcome before I use it with my students.

      I also was very impressed by your interactive treasure hunt. I am not at all surprised that it took you several classes to work through it with students! It was very thorough and engaging. It brings play into learning and the content encourages learners to consider some of the most valuable art principles. Well done!

  • Thanks, Anne. Yes, I found Matt’s blog, and I will check out Nikki’s as well.
    However I fear I spoke too soon about the CC Flickr Attr helper… as I was putting together a new post, I couldn’t get it to work. […]

  • I’m really taken with your post, Himani, mainly perhaps because as an art teacher, I’m dealing with such interpretations regularly (my Gr. 6 students are currently using colors symbolically to create expressive — […]

  • Hi Andrew, As a Course 5 COETAILer and an art teacher, I can totally appreciate where you’re at. Despite my background in art and design, I sometimes found myself so bogged down by simply communicating my thoughts […]

  • Yes, I’m going to post the treasure hunt “game” eventually, likely on my final Course 5 blog post.
    Interestingly, the majority of the planning for the game was done very low-tech: I just sketched the whole […]

  • Leslie, I read your blog with much interest. Always interesting to see how other teachers use some of the tools I use in a different way.
    As an PYP & MYP art teacher (and COETAIL course 5 student), it’s great […]

  • Louise, I’m amazed by the results of your Google search. To what do you attribute the fact that you are the first two hits on the web search and that over half of those initial images results are you? Is your name […]

  • Katherine, I enjoyed reading your thoughts.

    I remember distinctly back when my COETAIL cohort checked our own digital footprints during class (by googling our names) and how surprised we were to find out what […]

  • Anne,
    As an art teacher, Creative Commons was new to me too until I began the COETAIL course (I’m finishing course 5 soon). I posted extensively about this last year, but as an artist who had always been used to […]

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