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Jayne Mizuguchi-Soh

  • Jayne Mizuguchi-Soh earned the badges: COETAIL Graduate Badge 4 years, 5 months ago

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  • Jayne Mizuguchi-Soh posted a new activity comment 4 years, 7 months ago

    Hi Tabitha,
    Great project! I have just hit send on your review and realised that I wanted to ask you if we could get our classes to share their books with each other in late January/early February. Mine won’t be finished with their individual books until then but if its not too late for you, I think it would be fun.
    Jayne.

  • Jayne Mizuguchi-Soh posted a new activity comment 4 years, 7 months ago

    Thanks Beth,
    I think we all face “constraints” at some level. It’s a matter of finding the balance of pushing just enough to make change but without upsetting anyone along the way! Yup, will meet up one or the other soon for sure 🙂

  • Jayne Mizuguchi-Soh posted a new activity comment 4 years, 7 months ago

    Thanks Vivian. I always think of you as one of the “super-connected” ones so it’s good to know you still see my avatar lurking around!
    Yes you might be right. COETAIL has been a really good start and it was very flexible in how we learnt and posted but it will be good to post without the pressure of post numbers and deadlines!

  • Jayne Mizuguchi-Soh posted a new activity comment 4 years, 7 months ago

    Thanks Beth. Would love to come to ELLSA but too much on at school so I can’t this year. Hopefully I can make it to ELLSA #2. Let me know how it goes 🙂

  • Jayne Mizuguchi-Soh posted a new activity comment 4 years, 7 months ago

    Haha, yes. Totally agree.

  • Jayne Mizuguchi-Soh posted a new activity comment 4 years, 7 months ago

    Thanks Jessica. It’s so nice to get such positive comments. I am watching all the other vids at the moment, looking at how much everyone has done and wondering if I could have done more. I guess we are all too hard on ourselves 😉

  • Jayne Mizuguchi-Soh posted a new activity comment 4 years, 7 months ago

    Yes, its so true that skills and etiquette relating to taking part in a face to face interactions with a computer screen or other device open need to be explicitly taught.
    Loved the final projects the students created and the freedom you gave them. I don’t think I will ever stop being blown away by things that students were able to create when…[Read more]

  • Jayne Mizuguchi-Soh posted a new activity comment 4 years, 7 months ago

    Well done Zach!
    It looks like the students really took the tech on board and made it a natural part of their learning. I loved how they one girl was just casually referring to her phone as you were talking to her. That type of behaviour is still misunderstood in a lot of situations and it’s sometimes tough to use note-taking apps as it is…[Read more]

    • Well, sometimes they ARE playing games and texting 🙂 But I think that if you have engaging work and enough of it, those behaviors can be minimized. If you aren’t using those awesome tools in your room, you’re really missing out!

  • Jayne Mizuguchi-Soh posted a new activity comment 4 years, 7 months ago

    Wow Beth, love it! You have been really busy at NIST! I’m sure your project strikes a chord with many of us, not just as teachers but as parents living abroad with our multicultural and multilingual families. I’ve never heard of Rebel Mouse but am going to check it out. Off to go and fill out your COETAIL feedback form now 🙂

    • Thanks, Jayne!
      I thought the idea of multilingualism would be relevant to so many people in our international school community. The videos might be helpful to share with parents who ask you questions about the importance of the mother tongue, etc. RebelMouse is awesome. I was so excited when Tosca showed me how it works.
      I’m looking forward…[Read more]

  • Well after a year of trying to be a better connected educator through COETAIL, I upload my final video only to have the whole thing muted by YouTube because of a copyright claim! I had 36.9 seconds of a 4-minute […]

    • Wow, this is the most interesting video I’ve watched yet. It’s amazing what you’ve done considering the restraints, obstacles, and opposition to technology in your school. This was a great reminder that there are so many places that have yet to embrace technology; I feel like I sometimes live in a little bubble. Good luck with all of the work you are doing there! It sounds like a great, worthwhile challenge.

    • Thanks Jessica. It’s so nice to get such positive comments. I am watching all the other vids at the moment, looking at how much everyone has done and wondering if I could have done more. I guess we are all too hard on ourselves 😉

    • Wow, Jayne!
      Awesome final project and video! As Jessica mentioned, you faced so many constraints, and yet created a great learning experience for your students (and for you too!). You should be really proud of you and your students. Congratulations! Looking forward to staying in touch even though we’re “finished” with COETAIL. Hope we can meet up at some point in either BKK or Singas one day soon!
      Stay in touch!
      Beth

    • Thanks Beth,
      I think we all face “constraints” at some level. It’s a matter of finding the balance of pushing just enough to make change but without upsetting anyone along the way! Yup, will meet up one or the other soon for sure 🙂

  • Jayne Mizuguchi-Soh posted a new activity comment 4 years, 8 months ago

    Thanks Jeff.
    Yes, that’s exactly it – it is so easy to only consume. The content creation takes effort – but its also rewarding, especially when you see page view stats, get positive comments and make real connections with people.

  • Jayne Mizuguchi-Soh‘s profile was updated 4 years, 8 months ago

  • This September I started a new job.  It’s a Japanese national curriculum school (in Singapore).  It’s a change for me as I’m teaching English (Grade 8) rather than homeroom primary.  I taught ESL in Japan for a […]

  • I haven’t posted for a while and have been feeling guilty about being so disconnected.

    As I sat down today to write this blog post and reflect on my PLN participation through COETAIL, a perfectly timed email […]

    • Nice reflection….a process that we all go through for sure. I haven’t been on Facebook in over 2 months……and don’t miss it.

      It’s just so easy to consume is the issue…..to read tweets, click on links, bookmark this for later, etc. Why do we not blog, tweet, share? Because that’s hard….it’s really hard…that takes an active brain and an active brain takes time…..time to think, create, and process.

      In 2005 the blog was basically the only way to share….today there are all sorts of tools. Our real goal here with COETAIL is to get you connected, let you find the streams, communities, that work for you and hopefully show you how these connections are the powerful learning opportunities we have ever witnessed. Both for our own professional learning and for our students as well.

      • Thanks Jeff.
        Yes, that’s exactly it – it is so easy to only consume. The content creation takes effort – but its also rewarding, especially when you see page view stats, get positive comments and make real connections with people.

    • Hi Jayne

      I don’t think you’re disconnected. You’re not an unknown avatar to me. You’re one of my colleagues and one of my friends. I’m not likely to forget you (or Beth or many others). So, we’re connected through bonds of professional respect and friendship. It’s not quantity after that point; it’s quality.

      I’m so glad to hear that you’re liking your new school. Congratulations on finishing Coetail! 🙂 You’ll probably find it easier to post when the pressure’s off, actually. At which point, you’ll be doing it for yourself and not to satisfy some course requirement. This is the end-goal of Coetail anyways. That it’s a PERSONAL learning network and what works for you might not work for others, but it’s all OK. 😀

      Vivian

      • Thanks Vivian. I always think of you as one of the “super-connected” ones so it’s good to know you still see my avatar lurking around!
        Yes you might be right. COETAIL has been a really good start and it was very flexible in how we learnt and posted but it will be good to post without the pressure of post numbers and deadlines!

  • Hi Mary, Love this project. So much choice for the students. the Paris in Minecraft was so well done – actually they all were. I had never considered getting students note down search terms for assessment. […]

  • Wow…Grade 3! That will be a change from Grade 1. Have fun!

  • Wow, amazing project. Love the freedom that students had with everything from cakes to Minecraft. Liked how you used Google docs to manage it all. It looks like this unit is going to continue to grow as you […]

  • Hi Theingi,
    Well done on completing Course 5! A great use of technology, teaching students real world skills especially given that Internet connectivity is limited. Your students are lucky to have you 🙂

  • Loved the video and the idea of using the kids to introduce it all. Great that the project is not just about designing something that is for “Coetail course 5” but that many of the skills and collaboration tools […]

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