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Joe Teft

  • So, here’s my enviroed story.  It’s a story more than a presentation, walking through why I am an environmental educator, and some of the worries I have, it moves to the hope that we collaborate together in a […]

  • Joe Teft posted a new activity comment 3 years, 7 months ago

    I just went to a conference where a google presenter talked a lot about Genius Hour.

    I wonder how we can put genius hour and personalised learning into a more collaborative effort. Do you think project based learning could do this, did you think of making in mandatorily collaborative? We asked this and wonder how our projects would change.…[Read more]

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      I think a collaboration aspect would be a fantastic idea. For me, having other classes doing similar projects could be a beginning point. If two students are interested in learning about the same thing, why shouldn’t they be able to collaborate on their own learning? I actually had a group of 3 students all interested in 3-D printing, so…[Read more]

  • Joe Teft posted a new activity comment 3 years, 7 months ago

    Love the students talking in the video, and how you are directing them towards making positive comments.

    I wonder how this goes back to our course 2 Empowered User Policy, instead of Acceptable use policy.

    And it sounds like the students have a great idea about how to use this for themselves, how they will grow as creative people (using…[Read more]

  • Joe Teft posted a new activity comment 3 years, 7 months ago

    I really like how we can see each other as both creator and consumer. I wonder how powerful that learning was for the students and if it is going to or has altered their consumption habits.

    I can’t see the video?

    • In the class the students really respond to that and i heard some commenting that their lecturers used slides that did not follow any digital media citation standards at all. So I think they got a kick out of being ahead of their professors for once.

    • I think the video has finished uploading now. Let me know if you still can’t see it. Thanks.

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      by Gerry Dincher

    Wow, this project took a lot of turns, but I feel it’s much better now than when I envisioned it many months ago.
    This was my original UbD.

    We started off on high notes, […]

  • Joe Teft posted a new activity comment 3 years, 7 months ago

    Nicki,

    I’ve learned so much from you too, and you’re right, it’s amazing how we have transitioned from knowing each other online to “irl”

    Loved all the embedding too, you’ve come a long way since the beginning of COETAIL (me too), it’s great to see the progress, and the connections you’ve made.

    I love the connections focus, and the…[Read more]

    • Thanks again Joe, you have been my rock throughout COETAIL, truly. It is interesting tracking back on the connections through Mention Mapp. This really has been the most important part of the whole course for me as I learn and grow through others and that was why I wanted my students to have a similar experience. I uploaded my video last night…[Read more]

  • Joe Teft posted a new activity comment 3 years, 7 months ago

    Hey Nicki, always love your posts, and your deep questions to yourself, and the challenge at the end this week.

    I wonder a lot about the power of self questioning, I like how you mentioned that questioning on the blog made the students think more deeply about their work.

    I think this is a true example of some of the work we studied in…[Read more]

    • Thanks Joe!
      I find I do a lot of questioning and not a lot of answering though! Questions are good but so are solutions, now that i have to work on!

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    For +COETAIL most of my community involvement has been focused on #enviroed.  Since I’m merging the tech and environment.  We talk every Thursday, which is […]

  • Joe Teft posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    Hey, the best thing about communities is that we all grow right. It was wonderful seeing Minh Ti again, hooking you up with people in Singapore after knowing you from Cambodia, such a small world when we work together. From the first project to the last one, it’s been great.

    Keep up the blogging so we can continue working together.

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     Some rights reserved by Sam Judson

    This week, well the last couple of weeks, have been looking at Richard Louv’s idea of Hybrid Minds. Technology is something we have always been working on, […]

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     Some rights reserved by Nerds For Nature

    Reading George Couros‘ blog today about being Learning Savvy. In it he was talking about being tech savvy, and how he isn’t always comfortable with […]

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     Some rights reserved by SomeDriftwood

    For +COETAIL I am well into the process of collecting evidence and working with students to share spaces.  I’m not sure how successful it will be but the […]

  • Joe Teft posted a new activity comment 3 years, 9 months ago

    Wow, I’m interested to hear how the quadblogging goes, I’ve thought about it, but haven’t entered into it yet, let me know your experiences for sure. Sounds like an exciting journey.

    • Thanks Joe. I am pretty excited about it actually and the letter I sent out to parents has triggered some very positive comments. One parent, a human rights lawyer, shared with me her own multi media global issues journeys for students, connecting kids across countries to talk about common issues. I am excited to meet with her and share…[Read more]

  • Joe Teft posted a new activity comment 3 years, 9 months ago

    Yeah I fully agree, and as an edtech coach we use three cs (we don’t use curation so much explicitly) to create. Most of my requests from teachers though are about consumption apps, so I think we still have a way to go for all of our teachers. At a PYP school especially we need to make sure we are taking action (creating) in order to make the…[Read more]

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    http://savedbythe-bellhooks.tumblr.com/

    Well this Saved by the Bell Hooks tumblr site has me pretty intrigued. I wonder about this all the time, especially regarding tech.

    So many teachers […]

    • This is something I think about a lot. I used to think the iPad was all about consuming, but then I read this article (http://www.eschoolnews.com/2013/05/28/the-evergreen-ipad-why-all-your-apps-should-fit-on-one-screen/) and it changed my whole outlook. Now I promote apps that are not subject specific, but that can be used across the curriculum.

      • Yeah I fully agree, and as an edtech coach we use three cs (we don’t use curation so much explicitly) to create. Most of my requests from teachers though are about consumption apps, so I think we still have a way to go for all of our teachers. At a PYP school especially we need to make sure we are taking action (creating) in order to make the most out of our devices. Thanks for the link, it was a really interesting read.

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     Some rights reserved by Magic Madzik

    We’ve started trying to make connections regarding our places in school.  I’m planning on working with students to make meaningful connections.  If you want […]

  • Joe Teft posted a new activity comment 3 years, 10 months ago

    Hey Ivan, thanks for the listening set asides reminder, mercy, I know them but forget them all the time. And I love that video shared it with my partner as soon as we got back from that day (look at me autobiographically setting my listening aside). I totally agree about the hourly guilt too, but we can’t be coaches all the time (at least I…[Read more]

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     Some rights reserved by jsdilag

    Just returned from a course on Cognitive Coaching with Bill and Ochan Powell where we talked about the power of listening, and being uncomfortable can be to our […]

    • Listening, as you say, is one of the most overlooked skills. Too often it is those connections that we are trying to make that distract us from the listening. And here I go, making a connection to the materials Bill and Ochan gave us. Page 53, the listening set-asides: autobiographical (going back to self), inquisitive (satisfying our curiosity), and solutions (trying to solve problems – It’s not about the nail YouTube clip). I am guilty of all three probably on a daily (hourly?) basis. Connecting, maybe. But not really listening.

      Perhaps we teach listening best when we model it. As hard as listening is, we’ve got to try to get better. Thanks for the reminder and provocation.

      • Hey Ivan, thanks for the listening set asides reminder, mercy, I know them but forget them all the time. And I love that video shared it with my partner as soon as we got back from that day (look at me autobiographically setting my listening aside). I totally agree about the hourly guilt too, but we can’t be coaches all the time (at least I don’t think we can).

        I’ve been trying to incorporate listening lessons, but it’s hard when I’m not a master listener, I guess this is when as teachers we collaborate with our students to try to reach our desired result. Great seeing you on the weekend, and looking forward to April already.

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     Some rights reserved by Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

    Just got back from a vacation and have been wondering a lot about what we need to do to fully redefine what we think of media […]

  • Joe Teft posted a new activity comment 3 years, 11 months ago

    Hey Nicki,

    Love the idea of collaboration to create something, amazing to see the students taking part of the creation. When students own it, I think it means so much more. I fully agree that all people (but artists as well, ha ha ha) grow through connections. We all have our favourite teachers because of this connection, but we also grew…[Read more]

    • Thanks as ever for your support Joe, I couldn’t get there without you! I look forward to our debates and discussions on moving forward and this one I imagine will need a lot! I really appreciated your comment on not knowing the outcome yet and it helped to detach myself from over planning and thinking. That is a novelty for me! I really want to…[Read more]

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