• 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… […]

  • Collaboration
  • Skype in the Classroom

    As I have blogged about many times in the past I love to flatten my classroom walls and collaborate globally with my students. I have found Skype to be a wonderful tool for collaboration. It is easy, free and has countless uses. Skyping can bring learning to life! In my grade two class we have […]

  • 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 […]

  • Professional Learning
  • Ed Tech Crew Podcast

    Ed Tech Crew is one of my favourite podcasts. Every week or two Darrel Branson (The ICT Guy) and Tony Richards from itmadesimple.com discuss all things to do with technology in education. I am often blown anyway by the amount I can learn by listening to an episode of the Ed Tech crew so I […]

  • Professional Learning
  • Tech Tools for Teachers

    Since the beginning of 2010, I have been  collaborating with a fellow teacher, Simon Collier on a free weekly e-mail for teachers. With our 20th newsletter milestone approaching, this post is a reminder if you or someone you know has not yet signed up for the newsletters. Each week our email newsletter features a useful […]

  • Digital Citizenship
  • Social Media Monitoring

    Last week I posted about Denis Masseni’s report “Why Schools are Spooked by Social Media.” An interesting component of this report was on social media monitoring. That is, monitoring the internet for mentions of a particular keyword (such as your school). This is a good way to take defensive action if negative mentions occur and […]