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Connecting Classrooms

I have always been passionate about connecting my students learning to the wider community and an authentic audience. Technology enables us to transform our teaching and learning with endless possibilities, one of these being collaborating with classrooms and students all around the world. There are many wonderful opportunities teachers can design for students to share … Continue reading Connecting Classrooms

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2016 Reflection

2016 saw me complete my 5th year of teaching. This in itself was an achievement with statistics showing many teachers leave the education profession before they have reached this mini-milestone. This year I taught Year 6 for the third time and continued to develop my teaching practice. I am privileged to be able to learn … Continue reading 2016 Reflection

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Google Education on Air Presentation

I was privileged to be selected to present during the #GoogleEduonAir global professional learning event. This free, online conference brought educators together from around the world to share and learn together. educationonair.withgoogle.com I presented 'Unleashing Creativity in the Classroom'. We want students to connect, communicate, collaborate and think critically. Eleni will share examples of this … Continue reading Google Education on Air Presentation

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Sphero’s in the Classroom

  Article written for Education Today Term 3 2016 Vol 16 (3) As teachers we need to provide our students with opportunities to learn how to learn, supporting them to find and solve problems. Our role involves developing learners for many jobs that are yet to exist. The critical question we must ask as educators … Continue reading Sphero’s in the Classroom

The Pittsburgh Gal Principal Podcast

I was privileged and honored to be asked to be a part of Emily Clare's podcast "The Pittsburgh Gal Principal Podcast'. It was a great chance to reflect on my short career and share my journey in education. Make sure you follow the wonderful Emily Clare on Twitter to keep updated on upcoming Podcasts. @EClare_AHS … Continue reading The Pittsburgh Gal Principal Podcast

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Explore the world without leaving your classroom

Article written for Education Today Classrooms in the 21st Century should not be confined by its four walls. Technology allows teachers to create learning experiences for their students that enable them to be immersed in locations all over the world, all without leaving their school. These experiences bring learning to life, engaging and motivating our … Continue reading Explore the world without leaving your classroom

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More than just Picture Storybooks

Picture Storybooks are my favourite. They bring back so many wonderful childhood memories. There are some fantastic books that will capture your students imaginations, provoke their wonderings and allow them to generate their own ideas. Being very passionate about the Inquiry approach to learning and in particular Genius Hour, I have on display in my … Continue reading More than just Picture Storybooks

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Does the Device Matter

Does the Device Matter? The are many different devices being implemented into classrooms all around the world. With schools using PC’s, Laptops, Macbooks, iPads, Chromebooks, and Netbooks to move further towards 21st Century Contemporary Learning environments I am often asked the question “What devices should my school purchase?” I immediately stop the conversation before any … Continue reading Does the Device Matter