Author Archives: Cheryl Harrington

Course 5 Final Project – A Tech-less Reading Unit to Techtastic!

Reading workshop has always been one of my favourite areas of the curriculum to teach. An opportunity to read a range of books, open students minds to genres and books they would not necessarily reach for, and a chance to … Continue reading

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THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

So I will admit to have been putting writing this blog post off – for a while! When I read the subject matter for this post, my heart sunk. Indeed, the last 2 years of Coetail have been a wonderful … Continue reading

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And the Winner is…… Social Issues!

This week my principal sent out the guidelines for up and coming report cards, Trimester 2. Yep, it’s that time already, which means soon my Grade 5 students will be in their ‘final fling/push’ of learning with me in elementary … Continue reading

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The Power of Blogging

At the beginning of the year, during my ‘Back to School Night’ presentation,  I referred to my class blog at least 8 times. I make the point that it was a key point of reference for parents looking to be … Continue reading

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Course 4 Final Project – Still Tinkering!

‘Re-design a unit from the ground up, to embed technology meaningfully and authentically as a means to enhancing learning “.  Coetail 4 – Final Project. Wow. This is an area that I have constantly revisited as I have blogged my … Continue reading

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Apps that make a DIFFERENCE & IMPACT the LEARNING in my classroom.

As each year has gone by, with hands on practice, PD from colleagues, personal research and ‘tinkering’, as well as learning ‘on the front line’ from my students, my growth in utilizing a variety of devices with students in the … Continue reading

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Citizens of our Future

When I think back to my own learning experiences,  it really does not compare to the learning that awaits students on the amazing campus I walk onto everyday. The wealth of experienced teachers, the learning tools, which include technology that … Continue reading

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Jack of All Trades, Master of None?

When I think of an elementary student going home after a busy day at school, full of endless learning (and not just the academics), playing is exactly what I hope they have an opportunity to do. Ride their bikes, kick … Continue reading

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Change it up? Maybe!

My heart starts to beat a little too rapidly when I hear the words ‘Project Based Learning’ in my school. Not necessarily for bad reasons! As I read the articles on Project, Challenge and Problem Based Learning, I felt my … Continue reading

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To tech or not to tech?

Wow, how far I have come! Tomorrow I have planned to ask students to share their thinking on character traits, based on details from the book Wonder. My first idea on how to do this was by having students work … Continue reading

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