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 […]One Note Classroom and EDUC9404
Back in July I attended my first ever Microsoft 365 course. During that course I got excited about the possibilities of using OneNote Class Notebook to help me meet some of the teaching targets I’d set for myself earlier in the year. I’ve been using OneNote Class Notebook with my students (EDUC9404) for the last […]SACE – Digital Technologies- Co creating Exemplar Materials
I had the pleasure of spending the day working with Nick Jackson, Rob love, Nathan Cini and Brent Blothwich brainstorming and working on creating an exemplar unit and resources for the SACE Digital Technologies curriculum. This is a new course that will be replacing the Stage 1 Information Technology and Stage 2 Information Technology course […]Discover 365 in the Classroom
Over the past two days I have had the pleasure of taking part in two separate Microsoft Education workshops. Having worked with Microsoft, as a result of my work on Edufolios, I approached them to see if they might be interested in running some PD here in Adelaide. I organised the venues, the teachers (and […]Bron Stucky – Got Game on!
I only managed attend one of the two fabulous days of this year’s Edtech SA conference but it was a great day. There was a real buzz to the whole event and the two key notes were really engaging. Bron Stucky got the balling rolling as she talked to us about Games in education. Her main […]Using Word to Assess and Track Pupil Progress
This post represents the information shared with a group of teachers at my site in 2007. I have since updated this to reflect Word 2010. I led some training in how to use Word to support students with structured assessment feedback. In this post, I outline to colleagues what we’re hoping to achieve by using […]Getting to Know TPACK
Last night I promised @pam_thompson that I would send her some links about TPACK. I’d just started compiling all of them into a word document when I realised I really ought to be doing that on here so everyone can benefit! Silly me! So, if you’re curious about TPACK, are looking for some resources to share with […]Teachers Don’t Plan Lessons, Why Should I?
I’m writing this blog post with a certain audience in mind. Over the past few weeks I’ve heard several things that have caught my attention. Things that I think I can help with. They are: Teachers in the field don’t plan lessons so why am I doing a lesson plan I don’t really get […]The Four Part Lesson Plan
Below is a piece I wrote for the pre-service teachers I was working with. We were exploring effective planning and teaching strategies. Strategies that help students connect to their learning and encourage critical and creative thinking. The strategies I share assisted them to expand their repertoire of teaching strategies in both verbal and non verbal […]