The #DLTV2014 Conference

It is hard to believe it is only a bit over a week since the first Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria Annual Conference.  It was a two day conference focussing on using digital tools for teaching and learning and innovation in our classrooms, which is the core focus of DLTV, the newly formed subject association.…

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Teaching can be hard – on our families:

There have been a few posts (blog & twitter) lately mentioning that teaching can be hard, mine included. It seemed a good time to re-acknowledge that it can be hard for our families too. When we put in long hours preparing, marking, reading inspirational blog posts and articles, searching for and creating resources, they sometimes miss out.…

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Learning about Data

As an introduction to Yr 7 students thinking about data they created an All About Me video (inspired by Dan Meyer’s Annual Report) including data about themselves.

Some used Keynote, some iMovie and others VideoScribe or Haiku Deck.

They thought about data, they did some basic arithmetic and they learned more about how to use some of their presentation apps.…

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Technology Tools that create student engagement

Originally posted on Krista's EdTech Adventure:

Technology Tools that create student engagement

As a teacher, its our job to support and create student engagement with our students. Learning needs be joyful, fun and also playful. I think that as a high school teacher the word “play” is a feared word.

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Dr. Famous is Missing

The hullabaloo regarding #MassiveLearning is a unique example in the MOOC phenomenon — a three-week course on the Coursera platform offered via the University of Zurich’s Paul-Olivier Dehaye which abruptly halted in Week 2, with all course resources deleted and no sign of Dr.…

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Social Networking in the Classroom: Talking to Students about Sexting

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Responsibile digital citizenship is something that everyone should be addressing in schools. It is important to be proactive in our approaches, rather than simplying reacting to all situations. Josh provides a variety of suggestions for opening up discussions and learning opportunities.

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Genius Hour Broken Down Into Steps

Many folks have asked me to break Genius Hour down into steps (especially in regards to how to introduce Genius Hour) so here is a little chart that I made that hopefully helps.  Take your time with steps 1,2, and 3 and then let the students lead the way when it is time to Inquire, Self-reflect and Share.…

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Teaching Character and Creating Positive Classrooms

What is your passion?

You know that one topic/ idea that energizes you whenever you think about it?

For me, one of my passions is school counselling. I love my job!! I also love learning about new ways to connect with my students.…

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