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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 […]

It’s Time to be Cyber Savvy Citizens…

I am often asked how does one keep up with the pace of the online world and make sure that I really am safe online.  Reality is – no one can.  Every other day we hear a story in the news about another cyber issue we need to keep ourselves and our kids safe from.  […]

Have You Checked Your Settings?

Social Media and Facebook in particular are becoming more and more prevalent in day to day life. What I find interesting is that people forget that it is public.  Some of the things that they share I’m sure they (adults and children alike) would be embarrassed about.  After yet another conversation about private vs public online with […]

It’s Hard to be a Kid!

I didn’t realise until the last few weeks just how hard it is to be a kid in High School. I know as an adult I would love to redo high school and with all the knowledge I have now.  Life would have been very different I am sure.  My 13 year old was ill […]

Dear Horribly Inefficient Teacher…

This post is in response to a blog post I read a few weeks ago on Betchablog.  I have read this post every day for the last 2 weeks as I tried to find the best way to answer…  This is my response… Dear Horribly Inefficient Teacher, I used to think like you.  When I […]

#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 […]

Switched On and Connected…

I am a Geek…  I don’t hide it…  I like my Sci-Fi, I like my computer games, I like my online community and I hate to say it but I have more virtual friends than I do real friends.  I like being switched on and connected. As a mother I am raising 3 Geeks – […]

Change is inevitable…

Term 1 finished last Friday.  And boy what a huge term it was.  I have looked back at the last 10 weeks and I really cannot believe how much we squeezed into the term.   SharePoint 2010 Office 2010 Digital Profile Cards New Departments New Timetable Structure Large Amount of New Staff Not to mention […]

Basic ICT Skills – Doesn't Everyone Have Them?

I had the opportunity yesterday to assist at a PD session on the use of Word, PowerPoint, and Audacity.  Things that I’m sure a majority of teachers take advantage of everyday sometimes to the detriment of learning.  Now this was a session for those who felt they had a beginner level.  I was surprised.  I […]