Jessica’s Coetail Blog

My musings about tech in the classroom.

Ready to Present: Course 3 Final Project

The timing of this course final project about designing fell perfectly in line with my plans to present at EDTECHGZ on digital citizenship in the lower elementary classroom. So, I thought it fitting that I would use this opportunity to create a Zen Presentation that I...

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A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That

When I saw this week was about infographics and data visualization I was immediately excited. Using and creating infographics is something that I really like to do and I do often in my lower elementary classroom, but they are something that I do not utilize as much...

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Here’s The (Digital) Story…

When I think about the topic of digital storytelling, I can't help but think of the opening song for The Brady Bunch. It is a simple, but clever digital story that tells a lot in just 1 minute of time while catching the attention of people young and old. Not to...

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Presentation Transforma-Zen

Old School It all started 2 years ago when my first grade team and I were teaching about the solar system and realized there was no planetarium for our students to visit. With a little research, material acquisition, making, and a never-give-up attitude we were able...

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The 💪 of 🖼

You know that old saying, "A picture is worth a thousand words." Well, this week I learned that to be very true. As a result, my goal is to write this blog post by using a large variety of purposeful images that help to get my point across and help you to understand...

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Drab to Fab: My Blog Makeover

When people say 'you can't teach an old dog new tricks' it's not true, because you can reinvent yourself and learn new things whenever you want. — Jonathan Van Ness, Queer Eye, Season 1: You Can't Fix Ugly   I may not be an old dog, but I am however someone who has...

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