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 […]Unpacking the Digi Tech Curriculum – Paula Christopherson
On June the 3rd I attended a Professional Development session hosted by EDTECHSA. Paula Christopherson flew into to Adelaide and shared her insights into the Digital Technologies curriculum with us. It was very interesting to hear how slightly differently the Victorian department for education have chosen to work with the Australian curriculum. It actually made my […]Learning Architect – Learning Technologies.
At the annual EdtechSA AGM, Paul Clapton Caputo gave a talk on the subject of the Learning Architect – Learning Technologies. Throughout his talk his words seemed to focus on managing and influencing teachers to help them understand and progress with their use of technology in the classroom. He reminded us that we were the people, with […]Jolly Phonics
What’s the fuss about Phonics? Phonics isn’t new it was taught for a long time The connection between reading and writing thought to be separate skills. There have been several different theories over the years about how best to learn to read / write. One is synthetic phonics, like Jolly Phonics, The other is the […]How has social media influenced your professional practice?
This was the question, posed by @AITSL that I have attempted to answer on their teacher feature pages. I thought I’d share it with you here too so that you can have a watch. So far it’s had 701 views (!) but, strangely, no one has rated or commented!! Please feel free to 😉 It […]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 […]