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
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
Reading over different articles about the power of the web, my mind went back to a class that I took in Graduate School titled “The History of Communication.” In this course, we talked about a lot of the technology that people have invented to increase the efficiency of communication. The first major technology that we talked… Continue reading History of Communication
At the end of the school year last year, Tabitha Johnson brought this project to me, asking if I would be interested in doing it. The project she introduced is the Global Read Aloud. On their Wiki Page, they explain the history and the premise of the GRA: “The project was created in 2010 with… Continue reading Global Collaborator… Fail…?
As I set about thinking about what I wanted to do with my students this year, I thought about a project that I really thought was meaningful to my students previously. This was my Tinkercad Design project that I did with my students. As with any unit or project there were certain things I wanted… Continue reading Course 1 Final Project: Remix
Reading the section on “Geeking Out” in “Living with New Media,” I was thinking of the stereotypes that accompany the word, “geek.” Doing a quick Google Image Search for “geek” led me here (click if you’re up for a laugh). Anyway, I was getting a good number of images of people with giant glasses, a… Continue reading Redefining the Geek
“Smart phones have made people dumb.” I’ve heard this from so many people since iPhones became popular and everyone around seemed to have one. As I read “Connectivism” by George Siemen, a particular line stood out to me “Many of the processes previously handled by learning theories (especially in cognitive information processing) can now be… Continue reading Let’s Connect, Mess Around, and Create!