ICT & 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

Homework · ICT & Technology · Student Learning · Teaching Strategies

Homework

I am amazed at the vast difference in opinion regarding homework. Just in the last couple of days, I have heard a news story stating that homework is irrelevant to the 21st century and read a newspaper article stating that two hours of homework each night is beneficial to students. Click here for a previous post… Continue reading Homework

ICT & Technology · Student Learning · Teaching Strategies · Web 2.0 Applications

Classroom Blogs

Ever since I have joined Twitter I have been not only introduced to the idea of classroom blogs, but also to the amazing potential that they can have for student learning. As I have mentioned in previous posts, the 21st century requires students to possess a new set of skills. Learning needs to be more… Continue reading Classroom Blogs

Graduate Professional Experience 1 · ICT & Technology · NSW Institute of Teachers’ Professional Teaching Standards · Resources · Teaching Strategies

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

Graduate Professional Experience 1 · NSW Institute of Teachers’ Professional Teaching Standards · Web 2.0 Applications

Using Technology To Support Learning

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. Today, I observed a teacher revising fractions with the year six class as they had performed badly in their pre-test. She went over the test… Continue reading Using Technology To Support Learning

Graduate Professional Experience 1 · NSW Institute of Teachers’ Professional Teaching Standards · Web 2.0 Applications

My First School Visit

“If you want to feel secure, do what you already know how to do. If you want to be a true professional and continue to grow…go to the cutting edge of your competence, which means a temporary loss of security. So whenever you don’t quite know what you’re doing, know that you are growing” –… Continue reading My First School Visit