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

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

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

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 β€œWhat devices should my school purchase?” I immediately stop the conversation before any … Continue reading Does the Device Matter

5P’s for a Positive Digital Footprint

Teachers and students learning together in 21st century classrooms are capable of achieving great things. Devices allow students to connect, communicate and collaborate online and publish their work for a global audience. Any content published online will begin to create a digital footprint for each individual. As educators, we need to ensure we model and … Continue reading 5P’s for a Positive Digital Footprint

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

The Transition to PYP

The transition to a new school is exciting, challenging, and so rewarding at the same time. After the first three years of my career at a Catholic Primary School I made the move to an Independent Girls International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB PYP) School at the beginning of the 2015 school year. Arriving at … Continue reading The Transition to PYP