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  • Tara Ogle posted a new activity comment 2 years, 7 months ago

    I love how you use Prodigy in your classroom Dema. I heard your students talking about it in the art room and just assumed it was a game that was not related to learning. How wonderful that you made learning so enjoyable that they are discussing it at leisure.

    Noura sent me a great article that has helped me consider play-based learning with a…[Read more]

  • Tara Ogle posted a new activity comment 2 years, 7 months ago

    Hi Amy,
    I love reading your posts because we have so many common things to think about.This year I have new art standards and as I look at them closely, I fear that I am going to need to make many changes to my teaching! Will I have to revamp my whole program?

    The resource you posted on Challenge Based Learning…[Read more]

  • Tara Ogle posted a new activity comment 2 years, 7 months ago

    Hi Aaron,
    Wow, what a journey you went on with this unit! I am an ECE art teacher and am thoroughly impressed with the variety of ways you used tech throughout this process! Every few paragraphs there is something new! Creattubles was a great find for me as I prepare for my Course 5 project so thank you for that! I would love to hear your…[Read more]

  • Tara Ogle posted a new activity comment 3 years, 3 months ago

    Hey Andrew,
    Thank you for bringing to the forefront two important issues in our local community. Neither safe driving nor plastic reuse is of major focus in our school or municipal practice, and both are very impactful and useful notions to be sharing with our students. I love how your STEM units always use everyday objects and can be adapted…[Read more]

  • Tara Ogle posted a new activity comment 3 years, 3 months ago

    Hi Lindsay,
    What a great unit for your students! It perfectly marries poetic literacy, tech and design. I bet students will really enjoy it and the results will likely service a greater population, so wins all around!
    I found a blog post that might be relevant to your students as they study infographic design. Hope it is useful and I look…[Read more]

  • Tara Ogle posted a new activity comment 3 years, 3 months ago

    Hey Laurie!
    Thank you for promoting pleasure reading with such rigor. I find that I too can be pulled by the vast amount of entertainment medias out there even though I thoroughly enjoy the virtues of a good read. The infographics you found are certainly fast and effective ways to pull in readers. I enjoyed each one, but was especially…[Read more]

    • Hi Tara,
      I’m glad you found the Road to Success infographic helpful. I’ve been thinking about adding that one to my blog to share with parents. Since you found it helpful, hopefully other parents will appreciate the tips as well. I’ve found a lot of great infographics related to parent support of literacy, and my Pinterest board keeps growing!…[Read more]

  • Tara Ogle posted a new activity comment 3 years, 3 months ago

    Hi Francois,
    i really like your definition of creativity, “Creativity is using knowledge in combination with curiosity and imagination to build new knowledge and improve current ideas”. Did you write that? As someone who thinks about creativity in education often, I think you worded it clearly and effectively. I also like the idea that less is…[Read more]

  • Tara Ogle posted a new activity comment 3 years, 7 months ago

    Hi Kristi (and Jenny),

    Though I agree that teaching critical thinking is of major importance, I think Jenny is right that teaching internet safety should be more purposefully planned. At AIS-R we develop critical thinking skills by encouraging students to experiment, take risks, reflect on their learning and consider global connections and…[Read more]

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  • Tara Ogle posted a new activity comment 3 years, 7 months ago

    Hi Rebecca,
    Great post! You were really able to connect digital footprints to what was currently happening in your classroom. I love that you surveyed your students and encourage them to use social media to enhance and document your art units. It makes a lot of sense for you to merge in digital footprint presence into your discussions about…[Read more]

    • Sorry it took me a little bit to see your comment I was away on a school trip. Thanks for the positive feedback and understanding of what I’m trying to do. I am definitely interested in working with you for the course 2 project. Please email me and lets see what we can do, that would be brilliant. I din’t realize you were an art teacher too. I…[Read more]

  • Tara Ogle posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    Hi Pam,
    Thank you for sharing your presentation as well as Manzur’s video, about group testing. I have never heard of this practice, but as you note, it makes perfect sense. Students understand their own learning and concepts, they improve their grades, learn from each other and better understand how working in a group leads to better results.…[Read more]

  • Tara Ogle posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    Hi Dema,
    I hear you sister! It is a heavy load to feel as though we are passe at our professions and need to revolutionize everything we do. And where are the examples of how to do it? Isn’t experimenting with educational practices risky to the learning or our students? I often feel like a student teacher again when I try something new- kinda…[Read more]

  • Tara Ogle posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    Hi James! I could appreciate your sentiments about Twitter. I have a similar history in that I joined Twitter at a school PL session and had little understanding of what types of information or dialogue I was expected to enter in to once I was out in the Twittersphere! I feel like the more I read the blogs of Coetailers, the more I discover how…[Read more]

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  • Tara Ogle posted a new activity comment 3 years, 9 months ago

    Hi Miriam! I too appreciated Utecht’s acknowledgement of the busy nature of teachers’ days. I often have big goals for integrating tech or documenting student work using a media production method, but before I know it, the opportune time has past and I am just grateful to have executed lessons effectively. My last blog post was titled ‘Steep…[Read more]

  • Tara Ogle posted a new activity comment 3 years, 9 months ago

    Hi Little Miss Chatterbox! I can thoroughly relate! Your post brought be both comfort and confidence. Though I tend to be a more ‘in-person’ kinda gal, I am pushing myself to enter the social networking community by commencing my Coetail journey. Though I hadn’t thought too much of my usage on social media until I read Utecht’s article…[Read more]

    • Tara, thank you so much for your kind words. It was so touching to read that my blog post reached out to you. Thank you for reaching out to me! I’m sure that throughout this COETAIL journey, you will have many opportunities to share your ‘something obvious’ with others–who will see something amazing! And maybe one day, we’ll start to see how…[Read more]

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