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Professional Development Term 1 – 2016

Hi all, In Term 1 I’ve organised a few professional development opportunities that you are more than welcome to tap into.  Instead of running them at the EDC, I have decided to support my local church by using the excellent facilities found at the Performing Arts Academy (Part of the Christian...

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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...

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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...

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SMART™ Notebook – Pedagogically Speaking

Pedagogically Speaking... Tips and Tricks for SMART Notebook™

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™...

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Teaching them to Code From Year 7 – Digital Technologies – Fabulous Resources

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So, by Year 7 our students need to start writing code.  Last week we saw the launch of several new curriculum areas on the Australian Curriculum website.  Amongst those was the long anticipated Technologies Curriculum.  I’ve been watching this develop for a long while now.  Being the wife of...

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Cultivating Learning in English the Curriculum – Through the use of ICT- SAETA 2013

You might have noticed that it’s been a little quiet here on Teacher Technologies.com.  That’s because I’ve had a beautiful baby boy and, as you would expect, he’s taking up a lot of my time at the moment 🙂  I’m still tweeting and Facebooking – 120 characters a few...

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Pedagogically Speaking Tips & Tricks for Promethean’s Activ Inspire

Pedagogically Speaking... Tips and Tricks for SMART Notebook™

As you know, I’ll be having a baby in about 6 weeks and, as a result, I’ve been trying to tie up all the little New Years resolutions I had .  The baby will conveniently be born just after the New Year too so he’s a real motivator!!  As a result,...

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What the New Tweachers Think…

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  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....

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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....

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