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  • Clint Hamada posted a new activity comment 3 years ago

    Alastair, great job on documenting your journey with coding in your classroom. I especially liked the reflections of the students and particularly how you included both the positive and negative opinions. Any chance we could see some of your student projects embedded here too?

  • Clint Hamada posted a new activity comment 3 years, 1 month ago

    Louise, I really like the “action research” feel of this project. I think it is great that you are really exploring how your habits and behaviors can affect – both directly and indirectly – learning by teachers and by students at your school. I hope that you continue to document this journey as I think it is a practice that all tech coaches should…[Read more]

  • ThumbnailFirst, let me say welcome back and Happy New Year to everybody in Online Cohort 2!

    At the end of Course 4, we asked you to create a new unit or to overhaul an existing one as a way to think about possible ideas […]

    • Thanks Clint @chamada for the link to the G+ support group for the Final Projects. More people are introducing themselves there, lately, so that is rad!

  • Clint Hamada posted a new activity comment 3 years, 5 months ago

    Nicki,

    I can’t wait to see what you are able to create with this! This has potential to blow things wide open for your students in terms of empowering them and instilling confidence. I’m sure there will be a few technical hiccups, particularly dealing with students under 13, but there are (almost) always ways around those!

    • Thanks Clint. I am a little apprehensive now I have committed to this, but excited of the (unknown) possibilities! I really need to put the feelers out as to what platform or format to try out so that it does what I would like it to do for the benefit of my students!

  • Clint Hamada posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    Perfect! I love it when a plan comes together!

  • Clint Hamada posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    That’s awesome! I

  • Clint Hamada posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    Jo, I love units that involve different segments of the school community working together to learn more! Your Grade 5 students will not only teach something to the Grade 3s, but will also learn about communication, collaboration and meeting the needs of others as they do so. While your focus is on your school’s multimedia standards, I wonder if…[Read more]

  • Clint Hamada posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    Dianne, I really like your focus on the “transformation of the information into something meaningful and authentic for the students.” I also like how you are using current events that the students have witnessed in their own community to help motivate this unit. Do you think you will have concerns from the school or from parents about the…[Read more]

    • Hi Clint,
      HK is still a free society and if I allow the students to choose which side of the fence they want to argue, then the political insensitivities are catered for. The school was supportive of students attending the protests during school time if they had permission from their parents, and students were handing out the yellow ribbons which…[Read more]

  • Clint Hamada posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    Andrea, I am so excited to see how this works! I am also excited to see how you can rope in, uh I mean leverage, your COETAIL connections to help you and your students cultivate those networks.

  • Clint Hamada posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    Hi Steve,

    With recent events in the news, this seems like a great chance to discuss social injustice around the world. Will students be finding their own images to analyze social injustice in current events? Or will they be looking at historical events? I think this unit, combined with “To Kill a Mockingbird”, has the ability to have lasting…[Read more]

  • Clint Hamada posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    “…struggling with a current events project…”

    To me, the struggle is key, because if there isn’t a struggle then it wasn’t really much of a problem to begin with!

    How are your students recording their learning? Will there be digital artifacts that they (or you) can post onto a blog to encourage a wider audience? Can you link up with…[Read more]

  • Clint Hamada posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    Steve,

    The only thing constant is change…

    The great thing about the connectivist model in COETAIL is that the ideas and discussions that the cohort bring up are beyond what the instructors would be able to do singularly. It makes the course so rich and diverse! How can we try to capture that magic with the students we teach?

  • Clint Hamada posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    Kathy, the more I think about this project the more I really like the idea! One thing that is missing for me, however, is the provocation. What is the hook that you will use to get your adult students excited about this project? What is the question they are answering or the problem they are solving or the common goal they are all working towards…[Read more]

  • Clint Hamada posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    Kathy, I like how you have identified two different theories to describe yourself based on your situation. This goes with your idea of “going with the flow” and transitioning in and out of a particular school of thought based on your situation and circumstance. Labels are great for categorizing but can also be debilitating. I like how you are…[Read more]

  • Clint Hamada posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    Colleen, I often compare the MYP Design Cycle to the scientific method as a way to get my students to see the connections. Could you elaborate on the parallels you see between PBL and the scientific method?

  • Clint Hamada posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    Hi Mary, this looks like a great way to help your students build a solid blogging foundation, complete with authentic audience, for the rest of the careers at your school. I also like the integration of a commenting protocol and a finished product (their digital story version of the poem(s)). Looking forward to seeing how this all comes together!

  • Clint Hamada posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    Mary, take a look at what Paul has planned for his class for his possible Course 5 project with Grade 7 (http://www.coetail.com/pjcarp/2014/12/14/plans-for-course5-argument-writing-for-the-21st-century/). This might give you some food for thought as you explore PBL in your own classroom and school.

  • Clint Hamada posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    Hi Deb, I’m not so sure… I think connectivism is more than “just” a learning style.

    However, I do agree that connectivism is not necessarily restricted to technological means. I think the technology has made these connections much more plentiful and easily accessible, though, and is an important factor in the feasibility of connectivism.

  • Clint Hamada posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    A flipped library is an excellent idea! There are so many skills that can be addressed (at least initially) in a flipped format. And I bet teachers would love to be able to link to all those resources!

  • Clint Hamada posted a new activity comment 3 years, 6 months ago

    Wow. This sounds amazing! I agree that it sounds very complex and involves a lot of moving parts, but it also sounds like it is a natural culmination of a lot of work they have done over the year and a great way for your students to bring that all together as well as to learn/refine some important searching/filtering/analyzing skills.

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