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HistoriCool

Recently, HistoriCool contacted me with the hope of a review on my blog. Since the email I learnt that HistoriCool is Australia’s only magazine to engage and entertain kids with stories from the past in a fun way and it is aimed for students in grades 3-8.  Through my experience, I know that it can be challenging… Continue reading HistoriCool

Happiness · Teaching · Wellbeing

Back to School: Teacher Edition

As the summer holidays come to an end, it won’t be long before we are back in the classroom with our new students. Take a look at the 7 tips below to give the best first impression and kick off 2016 to a great start. #1 Clean out your emails If you are anything like me,… Continue reading Back to School: Teacher Edition

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

Technology

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

Classroom · Practical Ideas · Teaching Strategies

10 Ways to Transform Your Teaching

I recently wrote an article for ACEL e-Publications about the importance of authentic learning. In the article, I discuss authentic learning being overused in many blog posts, tweets, articles and staff meetings; however, it is often presented very vaguely with little to no specific examples of what it actually looks like in a classroom. Therefore, in the article I go… Continue reading 10 Ways to Transform Your Teaching

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