Introvert to (Digital) Extrovert… Developing

I hate attention. I tend to be shy and am crazy awkward when I have to interact with new people. People who have just met me would probably say, “Akio… who?” This state of mind was true for me when I first started COETAIL. Hearing about how I should increase my online presence for my professional… Continue reading Introvert to (Digital) Extrovert… Developing

Nope, Never Considered It: Thoughts on Infographics

I love looking at infographics. I think the use of images, color to display information is art. It’s often aesthetically pleasing to me and my first reactions upon encountering one is, “Cool!” Like this one, aside from good information, I like how it looks. I love reading infographics. I love studying them in magazines, and… Continue reading Nope, Never Considered It: Thoughts on Infographics

Digital Storytelling to Creating Tutorials

process 1. Storytelling Reading about Digital Story Telling made me think about how I initially started getting students to create videos in my class. In my previous school (in 1st grade), we started the year with an oral story telling unit so that the students could get used to telling stories. The students would record… Continue reading Digital Storytelling to Creating Tutorials

Visual, Media, Litearcy: Wha?

Define As I read various articles and websites about Visual Literacy and Media Literacy, I realized that I often use the two terms quite interchangeably. So my first quest went to finding definitions for these two terms with the aim to distinguish between the two. I found many definitions, but here’s what I found: Visual… Continue reading Visual, Media, Litearcy: Wha?

Responsible User Agreement for Elementary Grades

Creating the Responsible User Agreement for the final project in Course 2 was really enlightening. The projects I have been involved in thus far have all been organized by a larger group, and I was simply a participant (or an additional node) that stretched the project further. However, this project felt different in that it… Continue reading Responsible User Agreement for Elementary Grades

My Mess of a Mind… Organized #RHODIA

Some people are blessed with a mind that can think things through in a linear fashion.  Whether that’s through outlining or creating tables, I’ve seen different ways people organize their thoughts.  Unfortunately (fortunately?), my thought process is a lot messier. My mind wanders from one idea to the next, and the connections aren’t necessarily clear… Continue reading My Mess of a Mind… Organized #RHODIA