21st Century Citizen: Final Project

This was my first time creating a video that had so many different moving parts. Sure, I’ve mashed together movies together, so that they would play in sequence with a quick title slide, but this was a completely different animal. To start, after deciding on what my project was going to be, I began thinking about… Continue reading 21st Century Citizen: Final Project

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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

Make Your Mark, Digitally

After International Dot Day, we started talking about the idea of a digital citizen. I first started by recording what they thought a digital citizen was, and then, did a class brainstorm, breaking down the words. What is digital? What is a citizen? The Class Constitution we created this year, using the word, citizen (read… Continue reading Make Your Mark, Digitally

The Dot: Goal Setting

In the beginning of the year, I used to create goals with my students and called it “Hopes and Dreams” based on the Responsive Classroom program. Then, back in 2013, Harry Banks (@kinderbanks) introduced the book, The Dot by Peter Reynolds to me. Immediately after talking about this book with Tabitha (@tabletj), told us about International… Continue reading The Dot: Goal Setting

Sidenote: The Plan

In thinking about this final project, I also had to include additional thoughts that’s not necessarily part of the “action.” Most of the background and the thinking behind what I’m doing will be included in the Sidenotes of this series. The main posts will be about the “action” that’s happening in the classroom. Standards First, as… Continue reading Sidenote: The Plan

Looking Back to Move Forward (Course 4 Final Project)

So my COETAIL experience is getting close to the end, and my final project for the fourth course is to think of a unit or something that would fit into the redefinition category in the SAMR model. I had no idea where to start, so I decided to look back at the most salient ideas… Continue reading Looking Back to Move Forward (Course 4 Final Project)