Blog: Stories & Successes

Welcome to the New Tel.A.Vision Blog

By George Johnson | Nov 2, 2020

Thank you for visiting the new Tel.A.Vision website. In this post I want to welcome you and explain the history of the website. I first began Tel.A.Vision in 2008. I ran it for four years as a business but could not make a go of it and ended up closing it down. I’ve reopened it…

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TEL.A.VISION Helped Me Create a Doorway to Discuss ALC Student’s Futures

By George Johnson | Feb 3, 2010

By Tom Wendt St. Croix Valley Alternative Learning Center I recently used TEL.A.VISION with two of my classes at the St.Croix Valley Alternative Learning Center (SCVALC). The students got into it. They took ownership of their videos. They all finished the project. The software was simple to use and there are online lesson plans to…

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My experience with TEL.A.VISION was excellent!

By George Johnson | Feb 1, 2010

By Eric Paquette I am a high school writing teacher with a large special ed. population in my classroom. I found the visionary aspect, the creative freedom and hands on approach empowered previously unengaged students.  Since the project I have seen that by referring back to the goals set in the video students are connecting…

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Digital Story Telling with Homeless Students

By George Johnson | Jan 2, 2010

Lanise Block enjoyed using TEL.A.VISION in her classroom and decided to use it in a “Digital Story Telling” project with the homeless. She was surprised by how well the project was accepted by her students.

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Use in a High School Classroom

By George Johnson | Jan 2, 2010

We caught up with Lanise Block, a teacher at Henry High School in Minneapolis, at the recent TIES Conference. Here is what she had to say about about using TEL.A.VISION in her classroom.

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7th Graders realize ” I Can Make A Difference in the World”

By George Johnson | Dec 28, 2009

Mr Amaral, a Global Concepts teacher, is beginning his third year of bringing TEL.A.VISION to every 7th grader at Oakland Junior High. Here is what he had to say about TEL.A.VISION. “TEL.A.VISION makes my students think about themselves in the world. It helps them think about what they could be. It is an opportunity for…

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Native American Alaskans Make Transitions With TEL.A.VISION

By George Johnson | Dec 28, 2009

Dustin Madden is a teacher at Bartlett High School in Alaska where he strives to teach Alaska Native students in a culturally responsive way. Dustin is excited to learn new ways to help students. One new way became apparent when he learned how to use TEL.A.VISION, web-based software that is designed to help students clarify…

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TEL.A.VISION Launches New Curriculum and New Site License Program To Include At-Risk and Special Education Programs

By George Johnson | Dec 15, 2009

Students Demonstrate Deeper Engagement with School Because of TEL.A.VISION MINNEAPOLIS (December 15, 2009) – TEL.A.VISION, the proven Web 2.0 online curriculum that inspires youth to create and share visions of hope and possibility through personal “vision videos” announced today the launch of their new curriculum and new site license program. Realizing that the greatest benefit…

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TEL.A.VISION Forms Partnership with Minnesota TIES

By George Johnson | Dec 1, 2009

Alliance Will Benefit TEL.A.VISION, TIES and Their Affiliates MINNEAPOLIS (December 1, 2009) – TEL.A.VISION, the proven Web 2.0 online curriculum that inspires youth to create and share visions of hope and possibility through personal “vision videos” announced today their partnership with TIES, the Minnesota Education Technology Collaborative that brings together technology and education to create…

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