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Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell
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  • Louisville, KY
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Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell replied to Gérard Gatoux's discussion French and Spanish Apps on iPad in the group Language Learners
"Thanks for letting us know about this! Univisión's new cooking app is good for authentic content for food. :) Here's a link to the #langchat summary about language learning…"
Dec 19, 2012
Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell replied to Joanne Kaminski's discussion Skype in the Classroom in the group Web 2.0 / Emerging Technology
"@langwitches just did a session on Skype at #kwla2010 and posted her presentation wiki here: http://langwitches.wikispaces.com/Around+The+World+With+Skype :) @secottrell"
Sep 23, 2010
Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell commented on Ben Wyatt's group Web 2.0 / Emerging Technology
"@langwitches showed me Flipboard on her iPad (I believe that was the app) last week and it looked great, but I don't know if she was using in the classroom. You might ask. :)"
Sep 23, 2010
Pat Tymchatyn replied to Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell's discussion Death of a New Year's Resolution in the group The Educator's PLN Book Talk
"I suggest the Courage to Teach by Parker Palmer."
Sep 14, 2010
Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell added a discussion to the group The Educator's PLN Book Talk
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Death of a New Year's Resolution

I pulled up the note on my iPod the other day, the one that I wrote last December to chart all my New Year's Resolutions.  I'm doing pretty well.  I've been financially responsible.  I'm 6 lbs from my Jan 1 '11 goal weight. I've sent birthday cards and gift cards to every family member so far this year.But then there's the one about the reading...I was supposed to read 4 professional books. I haven't read one.  And here it is September.So please help me find some sense of accomplishment in my…See More
Sep 12, 2010
Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell added a discussion to the group Language Learners
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Looking forward to a conference

Hey fellow language teachers--our state language teachers association conference is this coming weekend and @jannachiang and I are doing a 3-hour workshop on the PLN.  I'm going to be showing attendees the eduPLN here.  Would you give them a shout-out and suggest one tool, tech or otherwise, to use for either writing or speaking assessment, and mention which part of this NING is helpful to you?Thanks!See More
Sep 12, 2010
Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell replied to Greg Quinlivan's discussion I'd Like to Use Technology - But ... (please help) in the group Edtech
"I don't have a solution for you except to tell you 1) I don't think you're being unreasonable and 2) I sympathize and 3) keep amassing your resources because your situation will not always be the same. I do have a committed classroom…"
Jul 6, 2010
Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell replied to Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell's discussion Quick question- paperless: environment or education? in the group Edtech
"Thanks! @teachpaperless is a great resource, been following him for a long time! My students have been turning things in on Google docs occasionally, but I teach Spanish and don't believe homework is terribly beneficial in that subject, so we…"
May 5, 2010
Steven Katz replied to Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell's discussion Quick question- paperless: environment or education? in the group Edtech
"I'm not sure which you should pick, but whichever you do mention in your proposal the difficulty of making the choice. Also, http://teachpaperless.blogspot.com/ is an outstanding resource for going paperless."
May 5, 2010
Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell added a discussion to the group Edtech
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Quick question- paperless: environment or education?

I've been wanting to really go paperless for a while but I and my students and my school just don't have the technology for it.  One of my summer projects is to apply for a grant to take my class paperless next year with an interactive whiteboard and ipads.  My first application is the Pepsi refresh project at the $5k level (I teach part-time, advanced electives, so I only have about 20 students so that's enough).  They ask you to choose environment or education.  The proposal is both.  Which…See More
May 5, 2010
Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell replied to David Kapuler's discussion Digital Storytelling in the group Edtech
"Awesome... my students are about to rewrite the "if you give a mouse a cookie" using unreal if clauses in Spanish next week and I've assigned them to use storybird for it, but I think I'll post this link on their class blog and…"
May 5, 2010
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Web 2.0 / Emerging Technology

With the emergence of social media and emerging technology how do know what type of technology to use in the classroom. This group will provide a discussion area for best practices when using this type of technology in education.See More
May 5, 2010
Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell and Kalee Stahr are now friends
Jan 10, 2010
Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell replied to Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell's discussion Nonproprietary tools for IWBs in the group Edtech
"That looks great, exactly what I'm looking for. Also found out that you can download the free ActivInspire to access Promethean Planet resources. YAY! Hope to get more replies!"
Nov 16, 2009
Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell commented on Tara Benwell's group Delicious Educators
"I'm wandermami. (ed tech & language learning)"
Nov 16, 2009
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Nov 16, 2009

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At 2:52pm on October 31, 2009, Giselda Aparecida dos Santos said…
Hi Sara! Yes, great point. And we are all new at these huge changes but the point is to take risks and experiment new options, new ways to do the things we were doing as granted, new technologies. But how??? Trying, doing, commiting mistakes and learning with them.
 
 
 

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I ask a student to attach a file to an email and I get a blank stare.I tell the class to open a new tab so they have two websites open at the same time and I have to show them how to do that a few times.I assume that since they are growing up with technology they naturally know how to use it, but I am shown on a daily basis that this is not the case. They know how to get to their game website and play till their eyeballs fall out, but when I ask them to find a file they created yesterday, they…See More
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