ICT & Technology · Teaching · Teaching Strategies

Project Based Learning

We have all heard about project based learning, but what exactly is it? Take a look at the following useful videos that provide great explanations about project based learning. As teachers, we always need to be looking for new and exciting ways to teach our 21st century students to the best of our ability. Project based… Continue reading Project Based Learning

ICT & Technology · Teaching · Web 2.0 Applications

The Benefits of a Class Blog

I have admired a number of class blogs over the last couple of years (see the links on the side of my blog for some great class blogs) and they have inspired me to start my own class blog when I have a class of my own. Click here for a previous post about class blogs. Take… Continue reading The Benefits of a Class Blog

ICT & Technology · Teaching

WebQuests

The idea of a WebQuest has become increasingly popular over the years and it is no wonder why! A WebQuest encourages inquiry based learning which allows students to research a chosen topic while effectively using the internet and create a final product. WebQuests not only engage students in meaningful learning tasks and allow students to collaborate… Continue reading WebQuests

Teaching

Moving Forward

I attended the inaugural Primary Teachers Network (PTN)  professional learning event, “M.E.S.H. Mapping:  Your GPS to the new curriculum” which focussed on an integrated approach to teaching and learning Maths, English, Science and History in the primary classroom. The opening speeches by Christine Taylor, Consul General of India Sydney, Amit Dasgupta and Jane Caro were… Continue reading Moving Forward

Teaching Strategies

A Positive Classroom

Teachers have a very long list of responsibilities, including helping their students to feel positive about themselves. There are simple things a teacher can do to affirm the students in their class which can make a huge impact on each student. When speaking to your students, use their name. Always greet your students and show… Continue reading A Positive Classroom

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Teaching Strategies & Resources

The NSW Institute of Teachers’ Professional Teaching Standards includes: Element 4; Aspect 4.1.5 – Use a range of teaching strategies and resources including ICT and other technologies to foster interest and support learning. In order to be the best teachers we can be we need to reconsider our methodology. As educators in the 21st century, we need… Continue reading Teaching Strategies & Resources