Mrs A's Blog

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Classroom

Term 1, 2019 – Where Did it Go?

I’m not quite sure what happened. Term 1 started and now we are just a few short days away from Term 2 starting. It just disappeared. On reflection, it was a hard term. One I was not quite prepared for. I had my ideas of how I was going to personalise my courses I’m just […]

I Think It Looks Like… (Part 1)

Critical and Creative Thinking is one of the general capabilities in the Australian Curriculum.  One element is “Generating ideas, possibilities and actions”. This element involves students Imagining possibilities and connecting ideas Considering alternatives Seeking solutions and putting ideas into action. So, what does this look like in your classroom? Creating new ideas Connecting two ideas […]

Welcome to 2019

In just over a week the 2019 school year will be starting. This year I am going back to the classroom full time. After 9 years with only having one academic class I’m finding this thought a little bit daunting… I am looking forward to the year I have six senior subjects and I’m excited […]

What Does It Look Like in Your Classroom? (Part 5)

ICT Capability is one of the general capabilities in the Australian Curriculum.  One element is “Managing and Operating ICT”. This element involves students developing an ability to Select and use hardware and software Understand ICT systems Manage digital data So, what does this look like in your classroom? Student selecting the right piece of equipment […]

What Does It Look Like in Your Classroom? (Part 4)

ICT Capability is one of the general capabilities in the Australian Curriculum.  One element is “Communicating with ICT”.  This element involves students developing an ability to: Collaborate, share and exchange Understand computer-mediated communications So, what does this look like in your classroom? Selecting technology tools to safely view information Selecting age appropriate ICT tools to […]

What Does It Look Like in Your Classroom? (Part 3)

ICT Capability is one of the general capabilities in the Australian Curriculum.  One element is “Creating with ICT”.  This element involves students developing an ability to Generate ideas, plans and processes Generate solutions to challenges and learning area tasks. So, what does this look like in your classroom? Using Inspiration to create mind maps Making […]

What does It Look Like in Your Classroom? (Part 2)

ICT Capability is one of the general capabilities in the Australian Curriculum.  One element is “Investigating with ICT”.  This element involves students developing an ability to Define and plan information searches Locate, generate and access data and information Select and evaluate data and information.   So, what does this look like in your classroom? Using […]

What does It Look Like in Your Classroom? (Part 1)

ICT Capability is one of the general capabilities in the Australian Curriculum. One element is “Applying social and ethical protocols and practices when using ICT”. This element involves students developing an ability to Recognise intellectual property Apply digital information security practices Apply personal security protocols Identify the impacts of ICT in Society So, what does […]

Game On! The Use of Gamification in the Classroom

Gamification  is an interesting concept that if implemented well can chanage the way your classroom works.  Below is the resources I have put together for my presentation at QSITE. At a time when we are all trying to provide individualised and differentiated courses for our students, finding ways to engage and give our students choices […]

Tick Tok Tick Tok

Time… Tick tok tick tok… As educators we seem to always complain that we don’t have enough of it.  Between marking, planning, teaching, administrative work, tutorials, duty, parent meetings, co-curricular, phone calls, meetings, email, observations, professional development… Times 6 (or the number of academic classes you have!) Tick tok tick tok… I often hear the […]