Coding · Computer Science · Professional Development

Getting Creative with Computer Science

I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think. – STEVE JOBS, THE LOST INTERVIEW Chances are, you have heard about coding. So what is all the fuss about? When thinking about Computer Science, people tend to think of boring and isolated jobs occupied… Continue reading Getting Creative with Computer Science

Book Recommendation · Goals · Professional Development

Book Recommendation #1: How To Talk So Kids Can Learn

I am writing a series of blog posts recommending quality books that I have read in order to energise and inform my teaching practise. Hopefully, I will inspire you to do the same. “In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather… Continue reading Book Recommendation #1: How To Talk So Kids Can Learn

Professional Development · Web 2.0 Applications

Web 2.0 Online Course

I have completed the WEB 2.0 Online Course offered by the CEO. Below are my reflections of each module. Module One Module one was great revision for me. The YouTube videos really showcased the excitement WEB 2.0 tools can bring to the classroom. I have really enjoyed incorporating Google Apps into my teaching. I would… Continue reading Web 2.0 Online Course

ICT & Technology · Professional Development · Teaching

Inspire Change

Are there  teachers in your school who are afraid of technology? People tend to be against change and believe that what they are doing is best. We are so lucky to be teaching during such exciting times where we have increasing access to iPads, computers, the internet, interactive whiteboards, digital cameras and more. When these resources are used in… Continue reading Inspire Change

ICT & Technology · Professional Development · Resources · Web 2.0 Applications

TeachMeets

A few weeks ago I didn’t even know what a TeachMeet was, now I have attended two and presented at one. I have become a huge fan and can’t wait to attend the next one!

TeachMeets are fast, entertaining, educational and they are open to everyone. They began in the UK and are now spreading all over the world.

TeachMeets are friendly meetings where teachers get together and present great ideas and what they are doing in their classrooms with technology. The whole idea is to network with other teachers and learn from each other – isn’t that a fantastic idea? (It’s definitely more exciting than the usual staff meeting!)

While you are at the TeachMeet, use the correct hash tag (e.g. #tmsydney) to comment on the presenters as they present and share their great ideas with your Twitter PLN.

So what are you waiting for? Jump on board and get ready to be excited about teaching with technology!

WARNING: the excitement is contagious.

Click here to find out when the next TeachMeet is being held near you!

Have you been to a TeachMeet? What did you enjoy most?

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ICT & Technology · Professional Development

The Benefits of Twitter and Blogging

I had the privilege of attending and presenting at the TeachMeet held at Australian Catholic University last night. Not only were the presentations incredibly inspiring, but the energy and enthusiasm felt in the entire room was unbelievably motivational. Take a look at #tmsydney for some inspiring people to follow and to read about some interesting… Continue reading The Benefits of Twitter and Blogging