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Shiori Kubo

  • Shiori Kubo posted a new activity comment 9 months, 1 week ago

    Hi Clair,
    It is a very sweet poem:)
    I organized Japanese Cultural Ceremony last year with middle school students but I should have done this with elementary students. So lovely.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Shiori

  • Shiori Kubo posted a new activity comment 1 year, 8 months ago

    The coach is simply the guide or facilitator along the way.
    The coach doesn’t provide the answers.

    These words kept me sticking into my heart and made me think about what my role is. This is not only for education but applies to any human relationship. I am very interested in this Cognitive Coaching training:) Thank you for sharing.

    Shiori

  • Shiori Kubo posted a new activity comment 1 year, 8 months ago

    Hi Shaza,

    I was totally the one who is using a smart board just as a projector but luckily I had an opportunity to observe a Y6 literacy class last year. The teacher was using smart notes and he was using most of skills in this website (http://www.techlearning.com/news/0002/ten-ways-to-get-smart-with-smartboard/60108). He didn’t have to go to…[Read more]

    • Hi Shiori,
      SMART Notebook software have huge capabilities, once you get to the interface it is really easy. Hope you are enjoying it.

  • Shiori Kubo posted a new activity comment 1 year, 9 months ago

    Hi Yolanda,
    I enjoy reading your post about device management. When students are allowed to use laptop or iPad, some students are really destructed and harder to follow the instruction that teacher says. So, it’s necessary to give a guide line and rules. I love using the lock to screen to past the iPad rules and 3 tiered color for tasks.…[Read more]

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  • Shiori Kubo posted a new activity comment 1 year, 10 months ago

    Hi Susan,

    Yes, totally technology is changing education.
    Education is not the same if we cannot use smart board, projector, online resources, iPad and laptop.
    My first year of teaching I couldn’t use technology at all in my class because we did not have enough environment to use technology. But now I can mix up traditional card games or b…[Read more]

  • Shiori Kubo posted a new activity comment 1 year, 10 months ago

    Hi Cheryl,
    I felt exactly the same as you. When I don’t know about something or when I want to know about something I always google it or search on Youtube. Most of the time I could get the answer but If I want to know something more and specific things, I can’t ask someone so usually give up wondering. So I am very surprised that you searched a…[Read more]

    • Hi Shiori,

      Well I wish I could say that I have started to whisper in the online community but I am still a wall flower. Watching, reading, observing. I guess the first step is just joining so now we can get the courage to participate.

      Let me know what you end up doing.
      Cheryl

  • Shiori Kubo posted a new activity comment 1 year, 10 months ago

    Hi Amy,
    Awesome infographic resume! I like how you use the color gradation:) Also, It is really simple and easy to look at your Education and Experience. I was wondering how do I redo my infographic resume, but now thanks to you I realized font size and space are really important in order to make it not too busy.
    I used Piktochart…[Read more]

  • Shiori Kubo posted a new activity comment 2 years ago

    Hi Anthony,
    I really liked your blog title, your work and blog design.
    Also, I like the flyer you designed. It seems like there are a lot of words and information, however, you use different font and color so It is very easy to navigate readers.
    The process of how to design that you mentioned in your blog is totally new to me and I enjoyed and…[Read more]

    • Thank you, Shiori! I really appreciate your feedback on my designs and suggestions. There’s plenty more to be discussed. I really like your new blog design! It looks really great!

  • Shiori Kubo posted a new activity comment 2 years, 1 month ago

    Hi Christy.
    I will never work at terrible environment of technology too!haha
    My privious school could not to connect wifi frequently and one time we could not connect it for whole week!
    I appriciate that I can use lots of technology and give students so many ways to learn practice one topic.
    I really enjoying reading your post because we were…[Read more]

  • Shiori Kubo posted a new activity comment 2 years, 1 month ago

    Hi,
    I like the title. I was thinking about the same thing since I used to teach Grade 1 to Grade 9 Japanese and now I am teaching primary Japanese.
    Also, I understand when school does not have a clear guideline about technology using, It is very hard to judge what you are doing for kids are right.
    I still don’t know how much younger kids…[Read more]

  • Shiori Kubo posted a new activity comment 2 years, 1 month ago

    Hi Valya,
    I do think everything happens to under 18 years old is responsible for both teachers and parents too. I talked a mom whose son is grade 7 and cause a trouble about sexting. She was crying and saying that she thought it is too early to talk about sex education in grade 7 but so much information is out there on the internet so kids know…[Read more]

    • Shiori-
      Thank you for your comments. It is sad that adults feel that a talk about sex education means that it should done at a certain age. I feel most issues arise from the phrase sex education and the connotation that the act will be discussed. If packaged differently, there wouldn’t be the negative feelings that these two words engender.…[Read more]

  • Shiori Kubo posted a new activity comment 2 years, 1 month ago

    I like “I project” that you did with your grade 5.
    I thought “I project” is for researching about Apple products when I first see the word thought. Haha
    It’s a great idea that kids can pick anything and research, learn and share about the topic. I’m sure that It really promotes self-reliance and an independent spirit in the kids.
    In Japan, we…[Read more]

    • Hi there,
      So sorry I did not reply to your post earlier. Winter break happened and then life at school started again! Glad you liked our project! It really was a great way for students to ‘break out’ and take the opportunity of free choice when it came to not only the subject matter but the style they presented it in. Feel free to contact me if…[Read more]

  • Shiori Kubo posted a new activity comment 2 years, 3 months ago

    Hi Morgan,
    I enjoyed reading your blog post.
    As you mentioned, we need to be careful to teach students that a lot of information out there on the internet and need to talk about what is good things to share and what is not.
    I was sure I am going to mention about digital footprint in my class, but I was wondering where to start to bring up the…[Read more]

    • Hi Shiori,

      I think starting with privacy settings is a great foundation for all of those conversations and lessons we want to teach our students about digital footprints. There are so many components that go hand in hand with this topic that it can be difficult to know where to start. Using your SNS privacy setting as a model for the your…[Read more]

  • Shiori Kubo posted a new activity comment 2 years, 3 months ago

    Hi:)
    I really enjoyed reading your post. And I also agree to teachers affect to the lives more people. Thanks for sharing:))
    Shiori

  • Shiori Kubo posted a new activity comment 2 years, 3 months ago

    Hi Angela,
    I am teaching Japanese Language in Bangkok now.
    And Waow!!!! I was just thinking about how to do my Year 5’s “Travel to Japan”. I will definately use Tour Builder.
    Also I was surprised that your husband is David Lee. He is the first person I checked on Flipbaord and actually I used his idea to my course 1 Final;)
    It was really fun…[Read more]

    • Hi Shiori,
      I’d love to check out your traveling experiences through Tour Builder! I’m glad you found inspiration! COETAIL has really shown me that we are all connected, thanks to the various social media sites that educators are actively using! I look forward to seeing more of your COETAIL journey!

  • Shiori Kubo posted a new activity comment 2 years, 3 months ago

    Hello Kate,

    I am Shiori and teaching Japanese Language at an international school in Bangkok.
    I was thinking about the balance between using technology and old school and wow I really liked your post:) Feel like you answered my questions.
    Also I didn’t know about Digital Bloom and just checked it out. This is awesome!
    I will definitely take…[Read more]

    • I am so glad this was helpful! I am wondering if any of the memorization tools support Japanese language learning? I hope so! Something like Quizlet would be amazing for learning vocabulary. http://www.powtoon.com/ would be useful because the students can record themselves speaking Japanese and then they become animated videos. Thank you for your comment!

  • Shiori Kubo posted a new activity comment 2 years, 5 months ago

    Hi Sara,
    Your post gave me so much courage .
    I was already behind 2 blog posts and 2 comments and I did not know where to begin with because there is a lot of information here and I am totally panic…
    When I commit with something, I always want to run away and make any excuses to find a way out….
    I am sure we have a kind of different…[Read more]

    • Shiori, We are obviously in the same boat together. Finding the work/life/learning balance is a challenge. Though I am still dragging my feel and need to get on with it! Week 2 and 3 are still ahead of me! Good luck on your journey!

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