Last week, our faculty teamed up with the HASS department and we observed each other. See this post for details. One of the pedagogies that really caught my eye as I observed my colleague was something called a walk through. Mr McMillan took an event from history and asked his students to walk in the […]Changes to Assessment Rubrics – 9404
Another year has flown by and I have just submitted the grades for yet another group of awesome pre-service teachers here in Adelaide. EDUC9404 has wrapped up for 2019. This will be a long post. I have a lot of notes that I’ve been keeping that now need to be collected and reflected upon. This […]Running STEM PD for The LEAH STEM group.
I am regularly asked to run professional development days for schools and in the July holidays I was asked to work with the LEAH STEM Action group in the Adelaide Hills. It was an absolute pleasure to work with them to explore technology through Multiple Lenses. I ran three sessions with them covering: Speaking Pedagogically ( […]MIE Expert Forum – Day 2
Day two of the MIE Expert Forum saw us connecting with some of the leaders of the Microsoft ship and some of their engineers. It was a day full of inspiration and some information that I am not allowed to share… it isn’t public knowledge yet.. we’ll all just have to wait. I can tell […]STUDY- Growing Up Gifted – Concepts of Intelligence, Giftedness, Talent and Talent Development
This post is my response to the “check your understanding” section of Chapter 2 of “Growing up Gifted” by Barbara Clark. The chapter focused on concepts of intelligence, giftedness, talent and talent development. I chose to read this chapter as my son has recently been identified as a gifted child. The school he was working […]First week with Teams and Onenote – Scaffolding this new tool
This week I’ve introduced my students to Microsoft Teams and Onenote. They’ve also had a little play with Forms as I used this to assess their reading and guide their thinking. This post is to summarise my preparation, the actual delivery and the key learning moments from this first week. Scaffolding the Use of the […]Improving Planning for 2018
At the end of last year I invited my students to complete a questionnaire on their time with me and their learning. The university has a questionnaire but the results of it don’t really give me anything I can use to develop my planning or teaching for the next year. This questionnaire I sent was […]Taking Teams Seriously – Framing our Learning with 0365 and Teams
One of the things that I found difficult last year, when using O365 (office 365) was finding away to tie everything together. Teams looks like it’s going to solve that problem for me. I spoke to IDS services on site, last year about being able to use it this year (lots of notice) and it […]Adolescent mental health: supporting young people through anxiety, stress and tough times.
This evening I was lucky enough to attend a session by Little Lessons Australia with Kirrilie Smout from Developing Minds. As a clinical psychologist, Kirrilie has worked with children, young people and their families and teachers for 20 years. In the talk she gave, she explored the make up of a teenager’s ever changing brain and gave […]My Learning from Marking Assignment Two: Connecting Technology with the Learning Areas
I’ve finished marking the first summative assessment I am involved with in educ9404. Whilst still on my mission to be responsive to learner need, it’s important to be able to look at the data these assessments show me and consider whether my changes to the teaching program have had any effect. Usually, in the high […]