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 · Student Learning · Teaching · Teaching Strategies

Learning Should be Fun!

I don’t know about you, but I have heard far too many stories about teachers handing out the same worksheet time and time again,  completing boring joint constructions with the same two students participating, writing questions on the board for the students to answer… you get the gist! I sincerely believe (along with supporting research… Continue reading Learning Should be Fun!

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

Primary School Graduate

Take a moment to think about what qualities you would like a year 6 student to leave primary school with. These are the words that I would like to be used to describe a year 6 student; respectful a proficient eLearner literate numerate confident globally aware caring and compassionate towards others critically aware high self… Continue reading Primary School Graduate

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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

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

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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