Resources · Technology

Cyber Safety Resources

It isn’t a surprise that primary age children are accessing the internet now more than ever. Parents need to be active in keeping their kids safe online and schools need to guide children to be safe online. The new NSW Science and Technology syllabus also highlights the importance of ethical understanding. Students are encouraged to… Continue reading Cyber Safety Resources

Technology · Technology Integration

Successful Technology Integration

Mid last year, I wrote an article for ACEL e-Publications about the successful technology integration. In the article, I discuss the fact that there shouldn’t be such a huge focus on WHY technology needs to be integrated but a shift towards HOW technology can be integrated so that it is meaningful and successful in our classrooms. In the article, I go… Continue reading Successful Technology Integration


Microsoft Interactive Education Experience

On Wednesday 30th September 2015, I was lucky enough to be invited to the Microsoft Interactive Education Experience. The day included a tour of the Microsoft office and a look at the Surface 3. It was nice to see Microsoft taking a real interest in education and adopting creative and flexible work spaces in their office. I must… Continue reading Microsoft Interactive Education Experience

Resources · Technology

Using QR Codes in the Classroom

QR codes (quick response codes), alongside iPads and iPhones, are becoming increasingly popular. We see them everywhere from commercial packaging to advertisements. You can create QR codes using free apps such as QuickMark and QRReader or websites such as Unitag (click here for a YouTube video I have created explaining how to use Unitag). QR… Continue reading Using QR Codes in the Classroom

Teaching · Teaching Strategies · Technology

Education Technology Hits and Hopes

Take a look at this great article in The Australian Teacher Magazine (@OzTeacherMag) about education technology hits and hopes that I was lucky enough to be a part of! Click here to download  the magazine on your iPhone or iPad (it’s free!). Also, be sure to follow Summer Howarth (@EduSum) on Twitter.

Teaching · Technology

iLE@RN with Mobile Devices – iPad2

I have completed a course created by the eLearning team at CEO Sydney about iPads. The course required me to blog about each module. Module One I am quite confident when it comes to using iPads and iPhones so module one was quite straightforward for me, however there is always something new to learn. Three… Continue reading iLE@RN with Mobile Devices – iPad2

Google Apps · Technology

Google Presentations

I have been starting to use the Google presentation tool in my classroom and it has been a hit with the students. To create a Google presentation, follow these simple steps (there are also many YouTube videos explaining these steps and more). Sign into your Gmail account (or create an account). Click on ‘drive’ in the black… Continue reading Google Presentations

Resources · Teaching · Technology · Web 2.0 Applications

Stuck in a Rut?

It is so easy to get stuck in a rut, both in our personal lives and in our teaching. It’s safe, comfortable and what we know – change is scary and it’s easy to adopt the thinking ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’. However, as teachers we can’t get stuck in a rut. We… Continue reading Stuck in a Rut?