Jessica’s Coetail Blog
My musings about tech in the classroom.
Did you know that half of all Youtube viewers use it to learn how to do things they’ve never done? I recently read an article on this topic and after learning this knowledge, it became the unit plan inspiration for my Course 5 final project. Our kids are growing up in...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more