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But wait, there’s more. Unplugged Learning

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

digital technologies · innovation · teaching and learning

Week 2 Professional Experience Update You can’t always get what you want.

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.

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Paint Creations

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

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Comparing Dragons: My week 1 professional experience

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

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Into the woods with first and second graders:150 innovations ranked by the Decoding Learning report

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

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Investigating the value of digital resources for the classroom

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