Author Archives: Michael Leyland

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A few years ago I remember a veteran teacher telling me that I needed to learn about Project Based Learning… Or was it Problem Based Learning. Actually, I can’t remember because he just said “PBL.” With that, let’s get this out … Continue reading

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Transformers

If quality teaching is the transformation of content, then how do we achieve that? How do we change the shape of our content? I suppose in many ways, the things we’re studying at here in COETAIL are helping us answer … Continue reading

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Course 3 About Me

In doing this final project we’re left to explore what we learned during course 3 and put into action. I tried to do this by creating a visual that explains what I can do as an educator. In minding the … Continue reading

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Organized visual information

Infographics serve a purpose: They help us learn better and faster. Take a look at this infographic, for example: This infographic takes baseball, a sport often seen as boring by the average viewer. If looked at in closer detail, as this … Continue reading

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A Social Act

I remember an interview where singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco, a Buffalo, NY native like me, said “Singing is a social act.” She went on to explain that it’s more than just one person involved. Stories are the same. Check out David … Continue reading

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Connecting with a story

I worked pretty hard on preparing for a presentation I was going to make in the beginning of the school year at my new school. I think ended up with three different versions.  I didn’t end up using any of … Continue reading

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Blocked view

It’s been an interesting experience exploring visual literacy in a place where we can’t access much of the images the world wide web has on offer. It’s taking me a loong time to download a photo I’d like to use … Continue reading

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Learning with our eyes

Getting People to Read Your Stuff It could be boring. It could be poorly written. Or, as stated in this article, we might not just know enough about how people read on the web. As a librarian, I really need … Continue reading

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Empathy in a Red World

Share. Empower. Connect. I’d like to take this post as an opportunity to investigate how my students here in China could or would connect, empower, and share. First, let’s address the great big elephant in the room… For the most … Continue reading

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Together, delivering good citizenship

We (@drosenblatt @caryghart) created a professional development course to empower educators with the knowledge and tools to teach digital citizenship, use of digital connections, and digital citizenship with Gsuite. All hands were on deck, working together to create this final … Continue reading

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