The New Hybrid Blended Learning

Covid-19 and the New “Normal” Here in Shanghai, schools are opening back up.  It’s a slow process and at our school, with only a few grades at a time.  In another week, we will have grades 4-12 on campus.  So what’s different?  There is definitely a new normal at school and it starts with temperature…

Privacy in the Age of Covid-19

In my original post about privacy from course 2, I reflected on my personal views student and teacher privacy in regards to their educational technology usage. In short, I didn’t consider much about student privacy as we were confined to a only a few educational websites and Seesaw.  I found that almost all of them…

Virtual Learning

One School’s Journey toward Online Learning Amid a Pandemic Scare  I started this blog post a few weeks ago… before virtual learning became a phrase that has dominated my personal and professional conversations.  Here is a look at one school’s journey towards virtual learning amid a pandemic scare.    What started as an adventurous week-long trip to India for…

Revising Digital Citizenship

Getting started on this project was probably the roughest part of this final but once I started; I really had to reign myself in because I wanted to do so much… maybe even too much, but I was so excited to put everything that I’ve been learning into action!  After getting over the initial hump…

Methods for Deeper Learning Madness

This week we look at different ways deep learning could look like and how they could be implemented.  Using augmented reality, project-based learning, design thinking, game design, and challenge-based learning are all effective methods for deeper learning.  A lot of the methods and articles were geared with older children but I think they can be…

Diving into Deep Learning

For the last year, COETAIL has been an eye-opening experience for me.  Even though I gained pedagogical knowledge when I studied for my Masters in childhood education and gained content knowledge from my experience teaching, the technical knowledge I gained from personal use was helpful but lacking. I didn’t have the synthesized knowledge of all…

Deeper Learning for All!

This week we continued our reading into the new pedagogy in Rich Seam.  This chapter, in particular, focused on the 6 C’s; which is the 4 C’s of the 21st Century Skills with the addition of character education and citizenship.  The 6 C’s are: Character Education Citizenship Communication Critical Thinking Collaboration Creativity Originally I thought…