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Danieal Longanetti

  • Danieal Longanetti posted a new activity comment 2 years, 3 months ago

    Joel,

    This is a phenomenal project, you have definitely reached a level of redefinition! Without Spark Video, the power of Twitter, and technology, your project wouldn’t have been possible, great work. I mentioned in my reply to your comment on my post that you were my inspiration as I start the week and I stand by my statement. WOW!

    It is…[Read more]

    • Hi Danieal,
      Thanks so much for your comments. It is so kind. I think you are correct when you talk about the engagement of the children . When students are enjoying what they are doing and can see a purpose behind it then they will be more active in their thoughts and ideas. It is hard for children to create content for no one to ever see and I…[Read more]

  • Danieal Longanetti posted a new activity comment 2 years, 3 months ago

    Thank you for the comment Joel! It truly has been a wonderful experience and I can’t wait to see how it continues as we work through the year. I am so fortunate to have the iPads in the classroom. The learning that has occurred and the level of reflection and global connections would not have been possible without them. They really have helped…[Read more]

  • Khalasna akheeran, we’re finally finished, and it feels amazing! This journey through COETAIL has been truly remarkable. I have grown as a professional in ways that I didn’t imagine possible. The most […]

    • Well done Danieal and Sahza.
      you have created an awesome project which allows all children to show their thinking and learning with others. I think that without technology they would not have been able to do that and so you have really pushed the learning to a new level. Seesaw is a brilliant platform that gives children a voice.
      I really like the blog reflection questions and the open minded comments that as a class you developed. Thanks for sharing these. I might use something similar in my class when we move onto comments on our blogs/e-portfolios.
      Thanks again for sharing you journey. It is great to see children blogging with purpose and understanding.
      All the best, Cheers, Joel

      • Thank you for the comment Joel! It truly has been a wonderful experience and I can’t wait to see how it continues as we work through the year. I am so fortunate to have the iPads in the classroom. The learning that has occurred and the level of reflection and global connections would not have been possible without them. They really have helped support the ability to create and share.

        I completely agree that Seesaw is a brilliant platform for children to express themselves and share their learning. While I teach grade 2s, most of them are at a KG level in terms of articulation and reading levels as they are all English Language Learners. Seesaw has allowed them to choose various ways to share and express themselves, which has supported the different academic levels in the classroom.

        My hope is that as Seesaw continues to develop they create a feature that allows notifications to be given to the original commenter after students reply to a comment on their blog. This will increase the dialogue and global communication. Plus, I am extremely impressed that my grade twos could do this fairly independently from the beginning!

        I just watched your video, Travelling Tales, for your COETAIL project and I loved it! I would love to connect with you and your class if you are interested?! You are doing amazing things with your Kinders! Impressed that you are Tweeting as a class too, you’re my inspiration for the day, honestly probably for the week.

        Headed to your blog to comment there too!

        Cheers, Joel!

        Happy creating, tale telling, and technology integration!!

  • I am sure that when most of you hear the words “Twitter” or “tweet” in a conversation you can quickly comment about a slowchat, satchat, istechat, or simply your participation in a form of  virtual l […]

  • Where has the time gone?

    I can’t believe it is November, time is just flying by. While I haven’t posted much for course 5, rest assured that our project is underway and taking off! WE ARE MAKING PROGRESS! […]

  • Danieal Longanetti posted a new activity comment 2 years, 5 months ago

    I love this connection that we have made! Really has been the greatest part of COETAIL for me! I think that having our students comment on each others blogs is a great way we can connect and help create that idea of global awareness and communication. I am still in the process of getting it all setup and transferred over to this school year. The…[Read more]

  • Danieal Longanetti posted a new activity comment 2 years, 5 months ago

    Hello!! Thank you for stalking my blog, lol! It has been an wild ride so far. My new to PYP was a small cry for help the first week or two of teachers being back, as I felt there was such a disconnect and confusion amongst the team. Not have an experienced (with PYP) coordinator has made it a challenge. We are each learning and traveling this…[Read more]

  • Was our vision realistic? That’s what I am starting to ask myself as Shaza and I start to execute our plan from last year. While we haven’t been in school very long this group of kids is extremely tough […]

  • Danieal Longanetti posted a new activity comment 2 years, 5 months ago

    Thank you for sharing! It is always nice to have more resources!

  • Danieal Longanetti posted a new activity comment 2 years, 6 months ago

    Thank you so much! I hope we get underway quickly and smoothly 🙂

  • Hey fellow COETAILers I need your help. My school has decided to go PYP this year and so far it has been a tough start. While, I have attended numerous PYP trainings and typically have a well established learner […]

  • Learning, that’s why I am here. There is power in knowledge and the learning process, for me, will continuously be on-going.  My journey through COETAIL thus far has provided knowledge and insight, as well a […]

    • Hello!! Thank you for stalking my blog, lol! It has been an wild ride so far. My new to PYP was a small cry for help the first week or two of teachers being back, as I felt there was such a disconnect and confusion amongst the team. Not have an experienced (with PYP) coordinator has made it a challenge. We are each learning and traveling this implementation journey together. Just wish I had a PYP expert around to give some additional suggestions or support.

      How do you feel about transitioning out of PYP? I personally love the structure. While I haven’t been in a PYP school I did teach in an inquiry led, student centered classroom/district for 6 years prior to moving abroad. So I can only imagine how you feel. I was shocked when I was handed a scripted curriculum 4 years ago. I managed to adjust and meet in the middle between student led and teacher directed. Therefore, I was very excited and eager to transition back into inquiry learning this year! However, it hasn’t been a the greatest experience thus far. Our daily schedule doesn’t lend itself to effective PYP implementation so we are constantly adjusting. Having my students for only an hour everyday is not enough, and they are extremely low. I feel as soon as we start digging in, researching, discussing, etc. the bell rings and it is time to move on. I appreciate the guru suggestions! I will be following them! The more I can learn the better!

      I would love to collaborate! The more I develop a PLN/PLC the better. You can never have to many connections! What age level are you teaching? How would you like to collaborate? Are you a COETAILer? Do you have a blog or twitter handle that I could follow? What part of the world are you working in?

      Great chatting and making this connection. Looking forward to hearing from you again!

      Danieal

    • I love this connection that we have made! Really has been the greatest part of COETAIL for me! I think that having our students comment on each others blogs is a great way we can connect and help create that idea of global awareness and communication. I am still in the process of getting it all setup and transferred over to this school year. The blog address is http://teach2learn13.blogspot.qa/ still waiting to connect this years students! Last year we used Seesaw so transitioning back to Blogger is taking some time.

      Inquiry in an hour is killing me…specific with the goals still isn’t cutting it. Especially because my group of students this year are extremely tough and slightly unmotivated 🙁 We are getting there, making progress each day and trying to raise the excitement and level of engagement.

      I am just the classroom teacher. Our tech integration coach is a fellow COETAILer and we plan and collaborate everything together. Last year IT was completely integrated and this year the vision of Admin changed and we are back to having stand alone IT classes with a curriculum (I know sounds like we went backwards). But together we are finding a balance with the curriculum and having authentic learning and integration.

      Looking forward to connecting our students. I think it’ll be great for my grade 2s!

      -D

  • AHHHHHH sometimes I HATE technology…and right now is one of them! 
    You can skip reading this rant and go straight to my post for week 5 which starts after the heading Take Two, however, I had to post the fol […]

  • Thoughts…
    As I sat down and started thinking about my current classroom, my prior classrooms, and my future classrooms I was filled with memories, ah-ha’s, joy, anticipation and fear of what’s to come (I wish I […]

  • “The best way to prepare for the emergence of the future is to learn how to be comfortable with uncertainty. To be comfortable with uncertainty, one must remain fluid, receptive and creative — in a word: p […]

  • Danieal Longanetti posted a new activity comment 2 years, 9 months ago

    AHHH, thank you for this post, I enjoyed reading it and it made me start thinking about “flipping” again!

    I struggled to complete week three of course 4, as I was hung up on the flipped classroom. I spent weeks (I fell behind) trying to wrap my head around what I wanted to say about my experience with a flipped classroom, and then I gave up…[Read more]

  • Taking a plung!
    When I read Roberts post, Course 4 Week 2- Theory, Pedagogy, and PBL, and he encouraged Cohort 5 COETAILers to share about our classrooms and student learning I was excited. I thought this was a […]

    • Dear Danieal, What a powerful post- not only for the content you deliver but the story you impart. It reminds me of how time forward doesn’t always make for progress and how progress is dependent on context. I asked myself, what conditions are necessary for someone with your experience to thrive in a setting not yet equipped for your area of expertise? Your approach so clearly reflects a high level of competence, commitment, and creativity. These approaches to your new situation are incredibly similar to the approaches one would expect in a PBL experience. The tangents between design and opportunity are ones you have great appreciation for and an ability to match. It’s almost as if your students are not the ones engaging in a PBL experience, you are! You even have the elements of a PBL you outline in your post: Often multi-disciplinary; May be lengthy (weeks or months); Follows general, variously-named steps; Includes the creation of a product or performance;
      Often involves real-world, fully authentic tasks and setting! Your work with Patrick sounds very similar to a Problem-based Learning experience… I think you school’s move to PYP will only strengthen your ability to continue to move forward: http://bie.org/blog/pbl_brings_authenticity_to_international_baccalaureate

  • Danieal Longanetti posted a new activity comment 2 years, 11 months ago

    I just had a friend read the speech bubbles, and she has indicated that you’ve selected well! I though it was funny when I saw it, which is why I opened your post! You caught my eye.

    In the photo, the first student (moving from left to right) is saying that he (the teacher) can’t stop innovating, the second student basically says, “You…[Read more]

    • Hi Danieal,

      Glad that picture caught your eye (and that I had chosen wisely). I also appreciate you providing me with the translation – I like it even more now that I fully understand the message! 🙂

      Those are some great tips as to how to integrate technology into the literacy side of things. I had been thinking that grammar would be a great…[Read more]

  • Integration?

    Webster’s kid friendly definition of integration is the act or process of uniting different things, where uniting serves as a verb implying to become one or the act of causing two people or things […]

    • “By the end of the year my classroom had gone one to one with iPads and in my opinion integration was working. Students were researching, producing, sharing, commenting, and blogging with limited support from me. They were connecting and communicating (through their blog posts) with people from around the world and each other. They were creating, designing, and inventing their own ways to share what they had learned! My class was working at the highest level of Bloom’s! Toot, Toot (I am proud)!”

      And for this reason, you have every right to be proud! This is such a great thing to read. Not only is true integration happening, but it’s helping to take students to a much higher level of understanding. In following up with your quote from Jeff Utecht, I almost see the curriculum as the “ivy”, covering the foundation underneath. (In this case, ivy is good) I see the objectives as the base, with technology wrapped around. The curriculum continues to cover the objectives, using technology to crawl its way up the taxonomical ladder, ultimately Blooming its way into higher levels of understand and synthesis of information. Ha! Like what I did there?

      Thank you so much for sharing your successes. I look forward to reading more about how your using technology to transform the educational experiences in your classroom.

    • Thank you so much for the YouTube videos. I am struggling to understand TPACK and you really helped. I loved your statement: “It is a practice that deepens the level of knowledge, inquiry, and application while strengthening the ability for students to evaluate and create products that share what has been learned.” I think that deepening the level of knowledge, inquiry and application is difficult in teaching in general, and sometimes we think technology is a magic tool that will solve all our problems. I am finding that technology is making this pedagogy more accessible to me, but rarely does it make anything easier. If anything, it gives me (and the students) more to think about and therefore widens the spectrum of knowledge that is accessible. Thanks for your great post!

  • I’ve Got This

    When I initially looked over the outline for course 3 I was excited. Visual Literacy seemed like a topic that I would finally understand and not spend hours reading and getting side tracked….Boy […]

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