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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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

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

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

Feedback through Google Forms

Earlier in the year I was asked to write an article for ACEL (Australian Council for Educational Leaders) looking at how I use Google Forms in the classroom. Article below or click this link Feedback allows teachers and students to continually learn, develop and improve their practice. John Hattie’s research into the theory of Visible … Continue reading Feedback through Google Forms

Genius Hour

Genius Hour is becoming a staple in many classrooms around the world. It allows students to take ownership of their learning and to work passionately on projects of their choice. Passion Projects and 80-20 Time are two other names that are commonly used to describe Genius Hour. The implementation of 80-20 Time in Google’s offices … Continue reading Genius Hour

1:1 Chromebooks in Year 6

Today's 21st Century Classroom requires a range of integrated technology tools to support student learning. This year in my classroom I am fortunate enough to have 1:1 Chromebooks. Chromebooks are a fantastic device for use in education. If your school is embedding Google Apps for Education (GAFE)  into the curriculum, Chromebooks complement this learning pedagogy fantastically. … Continue reading 1:1 Chromebooks in Year 6

Google Apps for Education

Last year I was lucky enough to attend the Google Apps for Education (GAFE) Summit in Melbourne. Previous to attending this conference I had heard great things about the power of Google Apps but had yet try these out for myself. After two days at this wonderful conference I was overwhelmed at what GAFE could … Continue reading Google Apps for Education