I’ve just returned from two fabulous full days of learning at the TeachTechPlay conference. I share my top takeaways from some of the local and international educators I connected with.
Join Me! Teach Tech Play Conference
Have you heard of Teach Tech Play? This is a professional learning community that helps inspire and empower educators. Check out my online presentation, or come and join me at the Melbourne conference in April!
Technify Your Teaching in 2013: PD Opportunity
As well as this blog and my class blog, I write Tech Tools for Teachers. This is a collaborative effort with my colleagues, Matt Limb and Simon Collier. Each fortnight we review an online tool and provide step-by-step instructions on its use. In January of this year we ran a professional development day called Technify […]
Free Online PD: Learn About Blogging and Global Collaboration
In June I travelled to the USA to present at the ISTE conference with my long time blogging buddy, Linda Yollis. Read more about it here. If you weren’t at ISTE and would like to see our presentation, Linda and I are joining together for an online professional development webinar next week. What: Tech Talk Tuesdays […]
RSCON3 – Collaborating with Global Blogging Buddies
Want to learn about how my students and I have connected with blogging buddies around the world? As I have blogged about here, RSCON3 is the third Reform Symposium e-conference for educators. It is 100% free and is scheduled to be held on July 30th – August 1st, 2011. My presentation – Connecting with Global […]
RSCON3 – Free PD in your PJs!
Want the chance to be inspired by education professionals from around the world while relaxing in your PJs? RSCON3 is the third Reform Symposium e-conference for educators. It is 100% free and is scheduled to be held on July 30th – August 1st, 2011. RSCON3 will focus on interactive presentations that help teachers create engaging […]
Top 10 Twitter Tips!
Without a doubt, Twitter is my number one form of professional development and I am always recommending it to other educators. I first joined Twitter in early 2009 although I didn’t start using it daily until early 2010. I find Twitter to be a one stop shop to meet like-minded educators. It is a place […]
Two Victorian Conferences
My team teaching partner, Kelly Jordan, and I have been accepted to present at two conferences in Melbourne in May. As many of you know, Kelly and I have been blogging with our primary classes since 2008 and it is something we are passionate about after seeing so many benefits. In our presentations, we plan […]
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… […]
Tech Tools for Teachers is Back!
ABOUT TECH TOOLS FOR TEACHERS Simon Collier and I began a free e-newsletter for educators called Tech Tools for Teachers in January 2010. Each edition of the e-newsletter highlights an online tool or site that can be used in the classroom and provides step-by-step instructions on how to use it. Tech Tools for Teachers is […]
Student and Teacher Blogging Challenges
Whatever stage you’re at with blogging, there is always something new to learn. Fortunately, there is a great community of educational bloggers online and many different ways to engage in professional learning available. Even if you’re the only blogger at your school, you are not alone! The Student Blogging Challenge and Teacher Blogging Challenge are […]
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 […]
How Has Teaching Changed?
If you’re a teacher who is trying to encourage other staff to use ICT, you have probably heard this before? When do I have the time to learn about this? Learning through Twitter, blogs, online conferences etc is just part of my day-to-day life as I have described in this post. This is extremely foreign […]
Learn It In 5: Instructional Videos
Last week’s Tech Tools for Teachers was about the site Learn It In 5. Click here to read the newsletter. “Learn it in 5 is a powerful library of how-to videos, produced by technology teachers, for the purpose of helping teachers and students create classroom strategies for today’s 21st century’s digital classroom. These step-by-step how-to […]
Tech Talk Tuesdays and Classroom 2.0 LIVE
Last week, I posted about my top ten ways to engage in online professional development (PD). Tonight I participated in one of my recommended forms of PD (which I don’t get to as often as I’d like) – the Victorian Education Department’s Virtual Conference Centre. While there are a wide range of sessions every day […]