• Collaboration
  • Are you a Learner or Learned?

    Today I attended the first session of PLP ConnectU project. This project, sponsored by the Victoria Education Department (DEECD) is run by Will Richardson and Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach. The project offers year long, job-embedded professional development that helps teachers to re-envision their classrooms, schools, and their roles in education. Five reasons why I enjoyed the day… […]

  • General News
  • Happy Birthday to my Blog!

    I began this blog, Integrating Technology in the Primary Classroom on 14th March 2009. I started the blog with the initial goal of sharing ideas and resources. The purpose of this blog has changed from resource sharing to reflection, advice and discussion of issues surrounding blogging, global collaboration and technology integration. Two years on, I […]

  • Blogging
  • 2011 School Year Begins

    Today was the first day back at school for teachers in Victorian Government Schools. All schools are spending the first three days on professional development and planning. This year my school is focussing on in-house professional development. Each Monday night teachers will be presenting on Literacy, Numeracy and ICT. I am in charge of ICT […]

  • Blogging
  • Goals for 2011

    The school year begins for us in Victoria, Australia in a few weeks time. 2010 was a steep learning curve for me; I started to do a lot of things differently and this has influenced how I plan to approach the 2011 school year. I am again teaching Grade Two and, like 2010, I will […]

  • General News
  • Holidays are Here!

    Thank you to all my readers for you support throughout the year. 2010 has seen over EIGHTY posts on this blog! ***** I have also collaborated on THIRTY Tech Tools for Teachers email newsletters with Simon Collier. These free weekly e-newsletters for teachers offer instruction on ICT tools and sites that can be used in […]

  • Blogging
  • My Blogging Journey

    Many people have asked me how I got started with blogging. With my recent Edublog Award nominations, it has been an opportune time to reflect. In 2008, as part of my Teacher Professional Leave project I visited the DEECD Central Office to get some ideas on how technology was being used in schools. There I […]

  • Collaboration
  • Global Education Conference Presentation

    This week (Thursday/Friday), Linda Yollis will be presenting about our Ugandan Global Project at the Global Education Conference. This is a free online conference for anyone around the world. The session is held in Elluminate. The goal of the conference is to help everyone make connections with other educators and students in order to increase […]

  • Blogging
  • 2010 Edublog Awards: Nominations

    The 2010 Edublog Awards are open for nomination. These awards, now in their seventh year, celebrate… …the achievements of edubloggers, twitterers, podcasters, video makers, online communities, wiki hosts and other web based users of educational technology. Here are the awards I would like to nominate for 2010: Best individual blog: What Ed Said by Edna […]