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The Professional Learning Project

Yesterday, the Teacher Registration Board of South Australia released their Professional Learning Report (authored by Associate Professor Debra Panizzon)  As someone who works with Professional Development of Teachers and teacher growth and development, I started reading the executive summary whilst still in my PJs yesterday morning.   My work with Edufolios has meant that I have […]

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Co-Creating for the win

I’ve taken the next step with ReflectGrowth.com.  Having sent out questionnaires to all of our co-create members we realised that what people wanted was a place to share stories, to learn from each other and accelerate their growth as they went.  We also needed a space to share the work that I’ve been doing on […]

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In response to: “The Last Generation of Kids That Played Outside”

A link to this post was placed on EdTech SA’s Facebook wall today and it made me cross…..  I began to post a response and then realised it was paragraphs long… so… here it is: That post made me a little cross….. “Fast forward to this current generation where the majority of kids sit inside […]

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The importance of pedagogy in learning design.

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of working with the CESA Languages team again. We wanted to evaluate what we’d been doing in our classroom as part of the “Innovation in Learning and Teaching Languages and Cultures Project” lead by @lregolanguages, Anne Spencer and Edgar Bliss.  Here’s how our day went: [View the story “#CESALearn – […]

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SAETA 2014

Yesterday I presented a couple of workshops at SAETA’s 2014 State Conference. I promised the participants that I would write a post here with links to resources and answers to questions.  Here goes! Glogster as a Multimodal Tool We experienced a fair few technical difficulties in this session 🙁  So, hopefully you’ve managed to get […]

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A Tablet, Paper and Pen All Working Together – Happy Bird

As an English teacher I have spent many years considering how we manage to create a paperless classroom in a subject that still needs us to use pens.  No matter what our opinions on the need for handwriting skills, it’s there in our global curriculum and it is still a skill that is required.  For […]

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SMART™ Notebook – Pedagogically Speaking

Some of you know that I have had at least one book out on the shelves for a little while. That book focused on TPACK and Activ Inspire (with a Promethean Activ Board).  I’ve often been asked when I’m going to write a book along the same lines for SMART™ Notebook.  Well.. it’s done, it’s out there […]

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What the New Tweachers Think…

  First of all, thank you to all of you who popped in over the course of last Thursday and Friday.  The students learnt so much from having an authentic audience to answer their questions and support them as they started on their journey towards being a connected educator.  I am so grateful to my […]

George Couros is Coming to Flinders!

“George is back.. back again” Sing to the tune of “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem I am very excited about George Couros‘ return to Adelaide in late October, Early November. I’m excited that there will be so many opportunities for us to connect and learn from him again.  After his run away success at the CEGSA […]

Languages Teachers Unite! Teaching Languages in a Global Context.

This post is an experiment. I hope, as a result of this experiment, that two things will happen. A bunch of wonderful Languages teachers from all over the world will connect and swap ideas. We can experiment with the use of Voice thread and Audio Boo to defy Time differences On Friday, I will be […]