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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 […]

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 […]

Augmented Reality Shakespeare

First of all a big thank you to @anisesmith for Tweeting the link out to the app I’m about to share with you.  I LOVE it!  She shared it with her Twitter followers yesterday afternoon and, after playing around with it on silly household items  (making pictures move – just like in Harry Potter), I decided that it was so […]

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How does technology change Shared Reading? (Early Years)

Shared reading is an essential part of learning to read.  Sitting together with a big book and sharing the experience of reading with a class is incredibly important in developing early reading and comprehension skills in younger learners. However, books are changing;  we are no longer limited to paper and ink.  We have the advantage of document […]