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 […]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 […]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 […]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 […]