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 […]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 […]Learning when you’re leading – sometimes it gets super uncomfortable
I’m writing this post to reflect on a workshop that I taught today. Having spent even more time with educators at a recent Microsoft Meetup I felt super inspired to push my OneNote learning a little further. I spent a good two hours prepping my two hour workshop today. I added in Microsoft forms where […]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 […]What is Effective Mentoring? – Bev Collins – Seaview High School
Beverly Collins (Bev) is a highly skilled and experienced teacher who has mentored students from the university on many occasions. She is also a trained AITSL assessor and co-ordinator at Seaview High School. In this session she shared with us her experiences as a mentor and asked us to reflect on some key ideas surrounding […]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 […]