My Mag Article: The Maker Movement is Transforming Education

Made the cover!

Made the cover!


This is my 125th blogpost.  It’s been an incredible experience writing for a public audience in a blogging format.  Despite my affinity for many things “tech-related”, I must say there is nothing that compares to seeing your writing published in print 🙂

I’m proud to say that my article, “The Maker Movement is Transforming Education” was printed in the Autumn 2015 issue of the International School Parent Magazine.

I also have a second article about Music Education which I hope will appear in their next issue.

Thank you to Nick Gilbert, Editor & Publishing Director of the International School Parent Magazine, for sharing my writing.

ChezVivian MakerEd pg 1


ChezVivian MakerEd pg 2

So, you never know where your blogging journey will take you after the 100th post… 🙂


About Vivian

Vivian @ChezVivian is a Canadian-born Chinese, currently living in Switzerland. She has also lived in Hong Kong and Indonesia. She holds a M.S. (focus: Educational Technology Integration), B.Ed and a B.A. and graduate studies in Kodály and Orff music pedagogy. She is an elementary school classroom generalist, but has also taught as a music specialist, ESL/EAL and also in Learning Support. Most of her teaching career was in International Schools in Hong Kong. She is excited about the IBPYP and the possibilities of using technology to Inquire. Recently, she has been looking at the opportunities that computer programming gives to put #TECHXture back into the hands of children. In other words, technology need not be just about looking at screens. It can be about building things with our hands; and computer programming levels-up what children can do with the things they build---encouraging higher thinking skills. She is a Coetail Post-graduate Certificate grad ('13-'14), a former Coetail Coach and one of the co-founders of #CoetailChat. Her blog home curates her assignments for Coetail and her M.S. graduate studies about Educational Technology integration and anything else educationally-related that she feels inspired to write about. Her twitter tagline sums it up: "Mom to 4, Mentor, Educator, Musician (in that order)".
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2 Responses to My Mag Article: The Maker Movement is Transforming Education

  1. Congratulations and thanks for opening my eyes to a magazine I have never heard of!

    • Vivian says:

      Hey Kristi @lonheim

      Thanks for stopping by! It’s so nice to get comments on my blog posts and it’s rare to get them, since Coetail graduation 😀

      If you have a topic relevant to parents of international students that you want to write about, I’m sure they’d be interested in seeing it!