To create a sense of shared responsibility for learning, I wanted to create a learning activity where students would have to research in small groups and work interdependently to succeed (meet the learning objective)/. There is a large body of content to cover in a relatively short time in EDUC9404 and so, rather than deliver […]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 […]MIEExpert Forum 2019 – Day 1
Today I have had the pleasure of taking part in the first day of the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEExpert) forum for 2019. The day had a packed agenda and meant that I heard from two amazing speakers: Dr David Kellerman and Dr Bron Stuckey. Both of these academics have been working closely with […]Mixed Reality Viewer and Paint 3D
Having presented twice this morning at the July Microsoft Edumeet it was great to kick back and be firmly in the learners seat. I joined a session with the fabulous Megan Townes. The focus of the workshop was Microsoft Paint 3D, Mixed reality viewer and the photos app. It’s interesting to see how Microsoft are […]Using shared iPads with One Note and Teams (Digital Security Protocols)
At Flinders we were lucky enough to have had some recent investment in our IT resourcing. The “Slab” of iPads we have access to has been updated and it now contains the iPads which support apple pencil. 6 Years ago when we fought hard for our first set of iPads I was very excited about […]I’ve been Selected as Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert for 2018/19!
I’m super excited to say that I’ve just been told that I’ve been accepted as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert for 2018/2019. Here’s a copy of the press release that I’ve been given to share! Selena Woodward from Flinders University, Adelaide Selected as Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert Recognized as global leader in using […]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 […]