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Conference

#FutureSchools Day 3

After 3 days of conference, my brain reached capacity today!  It was day two of the Future Schools Future Leaders Conference.  (If you want to read, my ramblings from day 1 click HERE) There were a number of ideas that I connected with… Pedagogy before technology – always! Fitness coach instead of a HPE class Teachers […]

#FutureSchools Day 2

I often walk away from conferences exhausted.  My brain is full, ideas are slowly forming, and I usually have a long list of things I want to try or at least research a bit further.  I wonder if this is how kids feel at the end of the school day.  Exhausted, brain full and a […]

#FutureSchools Day 1

Today was a whole day master class in Teaching Kids to Code.  I have dabbled in code in the past.  Tried scratch, tried Bits Box, tried various iPad apps, learn to code sites and it just never seemed to make sense.  I find drag and drop programming frustrating partly I think because I lose track […]

#gafesummit My Biggest Takeaway Ever

I have had the opportunity to spend two days at the Brisbane Google Apps for Education Summit.  I have learnt so many things which no doubt I will continue to investigate over the next few weeks and months and no doubt will share some of it here.  I have had so many ideas with regards […]

Pen and Paper…. That’s Soooooooooo Last Year…

This is a presentation was given at Expanded Learning Horizons Conference (#ELHSTECH) a few weeks ago as part of a TIM (The Idea Matters) Talk.  After a number of discussions since then I have decided to add the presentation here to continue the conversation. Please be aware that these thoughts are my own based on […]

Use of IT in Assessment…

Last week I presented at the 2012 QSA Conference as part of a Panel Discussion.  The theme for the conference was Shaping teaching and learning: The assessment factor,  this topic allowed for many interesting discussions to occur about assessment and the purpose of teaching and learning. In particular of intersted was the conversations surrounding High […]

Peanut Butter and Lettuce – Who Said They Don’t Mix?

I have just returned from Expanding Learning Horizons (ELH11) where I presented a paper on Problem Based Learning (PBL).  I love teaching using PBL as it means I can take a step back and allow the students to take control of their learning. Here is the description of the session… At a time when we […]

"What NO INTERNET?"

Last week I attended the BEA (Business Educators Australasia) Conference, the conference was really good.  It’s always interesting to see conferences for various subject areas and the information you can gather.  In a previous life I was a business teacher and it’s nice to network with teachers who have brilliant ideas in the teaching of […]