Jessica’s Coetail Blog

My musings about tech in the classroom.

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...

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Creating Digital Leaders: Course 2 Final Project

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...

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‘Social LEADia’ and Empowering Students

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...

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