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
Pexels .com I am currently working on my unit plan and reading the Moodle book Decoding Learning. I thought that I would take the advice in the chapter and review the ICT learning experiences within the spreadsheet of 150 innovations ranked by the Decoding Learning report. I selected an example connected to my context of… Continue reading Into the woods with first and second graders:150 innovations ranked by the Decoding Learning report
Image: dmmarketingdigital.com I came across an interesting Blog today connected to the website Educator Innovator. As I scrolled through the blog tab, an article titled, What’s ‘Value Added’ About Tech Tools in the Classroom? By Nicole Mirra, caught my eye. This blog focused on an Educator Innovator webinar that featured Dr. Richard Beach, professor emeritus… Continue reading Investigating the value of digital resources for the classroom