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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 ūüôĀ ¬†So, hopefully you’ve managed to get […]

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Vine and Instagram – video

I’ve had Vine on my iPad for a little while but hadn’t really bothered to play with it. ¬†I started messing around with it at the start of the week and now I’m hooked! ¬†Then, this morning, I run my phone to discover that Instagram have gone the same way. ¬†You can now create vine […]

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Some Games to Develop Writing / Reading Skills

It’s about time I wrote another -not so technical but very English teacher- post ūüôā I did promise. In this post, I thought I’d share some of the games that I’ve picked up over the years that are great for teaching (or reinforcing) linguistic devices. Skittles: Ask all of the students to stand up. ¬†They […]

Diminisher or Multiplier?

Teacher Multipliers – a Reflection on Liz Wiseman’s words and Education.

Yesterday, my fabulous friend Mrs @tina_p¬†posted this video on her¬†Facebook¬†wall. I watched, I listened, I was intrigued. I played it again and I made some notes. ¬†As I watched it for the second time I considered what I was hearing and reflected on my own practice. ¬†I have always¬†striven¬†to be a learner and an enabler […]

Rubrics and Data Analysis

Rubrics are Bull****

Whenever George comes to town he likes to challenge me. ¬†He will¬†deliberately¬†poses BIG questions and then happily debate the answer with me for a while… sometimes a long while! ¬†He’ll say things to force me to think, to challenge my practice. ¬†I’m never sure if he means it all but it’s always a good, healthy […]

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Mashing the Curriculum Purple… Purple Mash – a Curriculum Review

Purple Mash by 2Simple AU Back in July, at the CEGSA conference I caught up with the team from 2Simple Australia. ¬†Now, 2 simple has been around in the UK for a long time and it’s wonderful to see that we now have an Australian Contingent to represent us in this hemisphere. ¬†It’s taken me […]

Grammar Fun! – Points for Punctuation

Now, this will be an interesting turn for my blog. ¬†I have spent a fair bit of time working with pre-service English teachers on a topic called Numeracy and ICT (confusing? lol), and have been sharing some of the ways in which I would deliver various parts of the English Curriculum – particularly grammar without […]

The importance of being 'Creative Commons'

I’ve been working with my students at Flinders on the ICT General Capability for ICT this week. ¬†We’ve mostly been focusing on the one organising element of “Applying social and ethical protocols and practices when using ICT“. ¬†We’ve been trying to break down what that means, how that might add or grow the content of […]