Jessica’s Coetail Blog
My musings about tech in the classroom.
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
The Beginning When I saw that our final project for this course was going to be collaborative, I was immediately very excited, but cautious. Up until this point, the only amount of collaboration I have done is in person or via shared documents that my fellow...read more
Earlier this year I went to the 21CLHK tech conference. While there, I got to see Alec Couros do a keynote presentation titled Finding Humanity in the Age of Social Networks. His presentation discussed how using social media can foster meaningful connections and...read more