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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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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 🙂 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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]