Jessica’s Coetail Blog

My musings about tech in the classroom.

To screen, or not to screen? That is the question.

In today’s technology rich age there are so many questions and opinions around screen usage for children, as well as questions around how much is too much. In my classroom I have developed some strategies and protocols to help manage device usage and to keep students...

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Look into My Crystal Ball

What will teaching and learning look like 15 years from now? With how quickly trends in education change no one really knows what it will look like. But, with the increase of technology in education, I personally think that school buildings, teaching styles, and the...

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Get your game on, play it and reverse it…

Ti esrever dna, ti yalp, no emag ruoy teg. Game based learning, gamification, play based learning, reverse instruction, flipped classroom, these are the current buzz words in education that I was exploring this week. Since they all center around fun and student...

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Acronym Overload!

Have you ever felt overloaded by acronyms? This week I sure did. My task was to explore PBL, PBL, and CBL and how they fit into my IB PYP first grade classroom.Try saying that 3 times fast. In order to clear up any confusion and eliminate this acronym overload, let me...

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Fake It Till You Make It Redefined

Before I can even begin to discuss my personal thoughts and beliefs about tech integration, I must first define it. When researching and reading this week, this definition by Mary Beth Means in the article What Does "Technology Integration" Mean? really resonated with...

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