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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]