Last week the year 2 students in my class worked through a guided lesson to using the functions of the Microsoft paint program. Step by step I introduced them to the task bar and the options that could be used and through the creation of a landscape, the students were able to engage with the… Continue reading Paint Transformations
As I was finalising my last post this evening, about being unplugged from ICTs in the classroom this week due to teacher illness, I was searching for an image to compliment my post and I came across a website I’d like to share. CS UNPLUGGED: computer science without a computer. Perfectly appropriate due to my… Continue reading But wait, there’s more. Unplugged Learning
Cryptic title I know. Well it’s true. You can’t. Not unlike my colleague Sarah’s experience my week has also had its challenges….sickness! My mentor fell terribly ill and as she left for the warmth of her bed, so did my access to most of the ICTs. It wasn’t until Wednesday afternoon that I even knew… Continue reading Week 2 Professional Experience Update You can’t always get what you want.
This week I headed in to professional experience looking forward to meeting my class honing my teaching and behaviour management skills while exploring the ICTs available in my mentor classroom and school. I was expecting, rather naively, that this large Brisbane- north coast state school would be filled with ICTs accessible to teachers and students… Continue reading Paint Creations
It’s week one of professional experience and I have observing my mentor teacher’s use of ICTs in the classroom with interest. So far I have seen my mentor use Youtube to present a reading of the storybook The Paper Bag Princess (Munsch, 1992) to the students as a resource to explore characters’ appearances and traits.… Continue reading Comparing Dragons: My week 1 professional experience
So here we are heading full steam towards the end of the course and just around the corner is professional experience, where we have the opportunity to demonstrate all we’ve learned about enhancing and transforming students learning using ICTs. A few weeks ago, I blogged about something special for Assignment 2 and the vast amount… Continue reading Reflecting
This week we are learning about Digital Citizenship. Being a 21st century learner involves technology, collaboration and communication and so, learning how to be a responsible digital citizen needs to be a part of the curriculum from the early years of schooling. Lets face it, many of our students are using technology out of school… Continue reading Digital Citizenship