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Ange Molony

  • Hello everyone and welcome to Week 3. My apologies if I wasn’t super active last week, like many of you I was off on February break and my wife and I flew as north as we could to honeymoon and hunt for […]

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  • Hello everyone and welcome to COETAIL! My name is Ange Molony and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to learn with all of you over the next year. You have joined an incredible global community of learners and I […]

  • Ange Molony posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    Sweet! Congrats Nick!

  • Ange Molony posted a new activity comment 2 years, 6 months ago

    Thanks for reading Jeff! I love the question “What is your container?” I imagine an jpg of a stack of tupperware next to a pile of digital tools (all of which are wildly exaggerated in size) and then you are faced with the challenge of picking just enough tools to support the learning and the container that will fit them all in it! Might see if I…[Read more]

  • ThumbnailAs we kick of school year 2015-16 I’ve been working with new teachers as they build out a central online space where they can easily and effectively communicate with their students (and parents).

    Without a […]

    • Love it….I always phrase this as; “What is your container?”

      We need a container to store and show all this stuff. There are so many ways to do it. Google Sites…if you are a Google Apps school is a great way to do it. The most important part I think when choosing a container is to know what it’s limitations are and be OK with them. All tools have limitations instead of looking at what it can do…look at what it can’t do and if you’re OK with that..then it’s the tool for you.

      • Thanks for reading Jeff! I love the question “What is your container?” I imagine an jpg of a stack of tupperware next to a pile of digital tools (all of which are wildly exaggerated in size) and then you are faced with the challenge of picking just enough tools to support the learning and the container that will fit them all in it! Might see if I can create that image!

    • Thanks for sharing this, Ange. Actually, I have never heard of this model before. It makes great sense to incorporate what is happening on the students’ level—-including data on their progress and feedback from them, to drive the “teacher-coach”-ing process.

  • Ange Molony posted a new activity comment 2 years, 9 months ago

    Thanks Vivian! I was trying to think of a way to highlight my community involvement while still keeping all of the links alive – Storify was perfect! It doesn’t embed all that well and looks better on the storify page (I actually love the mobile interface) but it ended up working really well! No worries about the missed Hangout opportunity – it…[Read more]

    • Hi Ange

      Congratulations on finishing your final project and finishing Coetail.

      It must not have been easy moving into a different position in the middle of Coetail and right before the start of course 5. I like the “pathway to success” image you posted in your post. Life happens and nothing is ever straightforward the way we imagine them in our minds, beforehand.

      Thank you for sharing with us how a blended learning environment might look like in an IBDP math classroom. You have shown us it is possible for everyday teachers to design their own.

      I like the goal of your blended learning environment that students can go through a personalized program of learning at their own pace. At the same time, they help compile math explanation videos to give other students resources to include in their blended learning environment. This is making your job easier, over time. Clever! I hope you share these videos in a playlist so that teachers around the world can use them too.

      Thanks for your “Tech in a Minute” tutorials, as well. Maybe they will be part of a blended learning PD environment, one day 😉 I can’t believe you were a newbie at making movies before Coetail. It is not obvious at all. You’re a real pro at it now and I love the funny quirky tone of the tutorials. (LOL @ the closing credits…you and your coffee cup!)

      Congrats again on finishing! It’s been great following your progress. Your school sounds like a very innovative school pioneering the edges of good practice with technology (You have LangWitches there!). The fact that Coetail was valuable to you says lots about the program. That’s good for Coetail to know.

      Have a great summer and I look forward to seeing you around the PLN!

      Vivian

  • ThumbnailBeing intentional about my social media use has been a nice little side project for me throughout this semester. In general I have no problems wasting away the hours on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter but I have […]

    • Hi Ange!

      All I can say is WOW! I love the way that you curated your PLN connections via Storify. I have only seen it used with Tweets, and I am super impressed that it can also embed blogs and it comes out looking pretty sharp!

      Hmm, I think we should require all Coetail grads to curate their Coetail Community Engagement via Storify. It works so well. cc @jutecht @mscofino

      Also, what a great idea to post your twitter analytics and Klout score as evidence. There is very little hiding behind that. I didn’t know about twitter analytics. I had better not check as I have a feeling the arrow would go off my computer screen hee hee. I spend too much time on twitter. 😀

      Guess what? I also struggle with G+. I only have it for Coetail reasons. I figure it’s better to concentrate on the medium that works for you. It’s better to do well on one medium vs. poorly at several mediums.

      I definitely see you as one of the engaged and connected Coetailers, so no worries there! It’s a bit more difficult for you as your timezone in South America makes it extra difficult. Taking that into account, I think you’ve been super connected with the Coetail Community.

      I noticed while scrolling thru your storify that you tweeted and invited me to a G+ hangout. Oh dear, I missed seeing that tweet. I had just finished presenting at a conference and my twitter notifications went sky-high around that time, so I didn’t even see it. I’m so sorry about that! I would have loved to have had a G+ hangout with you over your project.

      Thanks again for showing me “Storify” in a way that I’ve never seen. Well done!

      • Thanks Vivian! I was trying to think of a way to highlight my community involvement while still keeping all of the links alive – Storify was perfect! It doesn’t embed all that well and looks better on the storify page (I actually love the mobile interface) but it ended up working really well! No worries about the missed Hangout opportunity – it was a crazy couple of weeks back there! Hopefully we will get another chance to meet virtually (or IRL) one day soon!!!

        Thanks again for all of your support – wouldn’t have made it without you!!!

  • Ange Molony posted a new activity comment 2 years, 9 months ago

    It all started off well and then the IB deadlines started to roll in and time began to disappear. Lots of learning was done by me…

    I’ve enough reflecting to be able to get the final project done but it didn’t really go as planned…

    • Hi Ange

      Well, the great thing is that the project is just as much about process as product. If you have some good reflections on what happened and what you might want to change for next time, that makes for a great Final Project too. 🙂

      Vivian

  • Ange Molony posted a new activity comment 2 years, 9 months ago

    Thanks for watching!

    I was nervous to put these out there at first because they are so cheesy and I was worried that people wouldn’t see that that was intentional. Turns out that my teachers are laughing and learning all the way with me! I’m starting to get some requests now too!

  • Ange Molony posted a new activity comment 2 years, 9 months ago

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for watching them!

    I started them out as a little gimmick and I am getting really good feedback. For most people the 60 seconds or so is enough to give them the push to try it out by themselves, and then some teachers seek me out for some more help. The next few that I have lined up are direct responses to some needs that I…[Read more]

  • Ange Molony posted a new activity comment 2 years, 9 months ago

    Thanks so much Vivian! I am starting to think that these might have made a better final project – I’m really struggling to get that done!

    Lots of learning with the Tech in a Minute series but I’m just throwing them out there as I make them and am starting to worry less about perfection – just making sure the message gets out there!

  • Ange Molony posted a new activity comment 2 years, 9 months ago

    Thanks for subscribing! There is a fair bit of editing that is happening to put it together (although less and less as I get in the practice!) I do the screencast part without audio and the drag it into iMovie where I add the voice over. I work out what I want to say and then I can edit the screencast (cut parts out, speed parts up etc) to try and…[Read more]

    • This is great. I like the way you have realised that people are taking notice of what you do and you need to take a step up to create something not just of quality but something that is meaningful and reusable, and it really is cheesy tech in a minute. Little bites for sharper learning. Fantastic stuff.

      • Thanks for watching!

        I was nervous to put these out there at first because they are so cheesy and I was worried that people wouldn’t see that that was intentional. Turns out that my teachers are laughing and learning all the way with me! I’m starting to get some requests now too!

    • Ange, I love “Tech in a Minute”! Just became a subscriber

      I was impressed by how incredibly dexterous you are in your screencast. Any tips in this area? I need way more practice. Filming my screencast for the Parent Community Outreach for my sustainability and twitteracy project took many, many minutes…

      Let me just say that Graded is very lucky to have you!

      • Thanks for subscribing! There is a fair bit of editing that is happening to put it together (although less and less as I get in the practice!) I do the screencast part without audio and the drag it into iMovie where I add the voice over. I work out what I want to say and then I can edit the screencast (cut parts out, speed parts up etc) to try and get it as close to one minute as possible. In the last couple I’ve added a little webcam view of myself and I use ink2go for that – it was worth the 20 bucks.

        It is kind of fun putting there together and I’m starting to get a few emails from teachers who tell me that they look forward to each new video! I’m trying to stick to one per fortnight so that I can manage them!

    • Love these Tech minute tutorials and I’m learning stuff along the way. Keep on sharing them.

      You’ve done a good job with them. I like the pace of the instruction, the music. Everything sounds very clear! Fab!

      Vivian

      • Thanks so much Vivian! I am starting to think that these might have made a better final project – I’m really struggling to get that done!

        Lots of learning with the Tech in a Minute series but I’m just throwing them out there as I make them and am starting to worry less about perfection – just making sure the message gets out there!

    • Ange, these are great! I love that they are really quick but quite helpful. How are teachers responding? Are you finding this useful for spreading the cool things that teachers are doing? Next year I’ll be in a tech integrator/coach role and think I’ll do the same thing at my school. Thanks for being a role model!
      @PaulJCarpenter

      • Hi Paul,

        Thanks for watching them!

        I started them out as a little gimmick and I am getting really good feedback. For most people the 60 seconds or so is enough to give them the push to try it out by themselves, and then some teachers seek me out for some more help. The next few that I have lined up are direct responses to some needs that I see in the school (shortcut keys, google apps for ed and using veracross our LMS)

        It helps that teachers know that these videos are made in equal parts tongue-in-cheek and informative!
        Ange

    • I love the fact that they are cheesy! Don’t stop!

      Ange Molony—Youtube star! (When you start making your millions of dollars, don’t forget about your humble beginnings here.)

      Watch out @jutecht you’ve got competition and she’s actually funny! 😉

  • Ange Molony posted a new activity comment 2 years, 10 months ago

    GENIUS! Thanks so much for sharing – adding the recipe to my recipe book right now!

  • So here it is – the final unit plan that will hopefully result in my successful completion of CoETaiL and my students total domination over the Math HL option.

    Without going into too much detail right now as […]

    • Hi Ange

      Thank you for this. I hope your students enjoy making the tutorial videos. I bet they’ll be an excellent resource across the internet.

      V

      • It all started off well and then the IB deadlines started to roll in and time began to disappear. Lots of learning was done by me…

        I’ve enough reflecting to be able to get the final project done but it didn’t really go as planned…

        • Hi Ange

          Well, the great thing is that the project is just as much about process as product. If you have some good reflections on what happened and what you might want to change for next time, that makes for a great Final Project too. 🙂

          Vivian

  • Ange Molony posted a new activity comment 2 years, 10 months ago

    I think you are totally right. I really didn’t give it the time it needed to embed into the daily routine and expectation. Thanks again for sharing your experience with this – I think I might just give it another go.

  • Ange Molony posted a new activity comment 2 years, 10 months ago

    That’s exactly what happened to me, but I gave up and you kept at it! What age are the students you are working with? Maybe I need to give it another crack too.

    • it’s a French 1 class with a mix of grade 10 and grade 11 students. I think the key is really to make it part of your everyday lesson. Maybe it is easier in a language class as it is a tool that I use to make them write in French. So I would start or end a class with a short comment and students have to reply to it.

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