This blog comes from the work of Kath Murdoch and Trevor MacKenzie. It is not my work but rather a compilation of important points from reading The Power of Inquiry. 9 inquiry practices to implement in your classroom today. Start with questioning your practice How well do I know my students as people? Do I know … Continue reading Practice makes perfect
Concerns around the future of education: How do we move forward? How do we cater for students who are born into a cyborg nation? Break down of boundaries between human and machine Technology is playing a critical role in challenging the ideas and notions that shape our very beings How do we engage with technology with … Continue reading Guest Colloquium – Dr Ross Todd
Last week we had the privilege of having a guess colloquium with the owners of Rocket Shoes. The colloquium focused on a range of topics from owner IP to how block chain with change the way we view student work and their rights over the work. Some of my takeaways from the colloquium are as … Continue reading Guest Colloquium – Rocket Shoes
When you think of the word STEM what comes to mind? Is it science? Is it mathematics? Is it a bunch of fancy experiments? Perhaps it is a meshing of the elements? Whatever comes to mind I bet you've heard the term before. STEM has become somewhat of a buzzword in an attempt to boost … Continue reading STEMtastic
As I sat in a presentation tonight reflecting on the learning journey the past 18 months has taken me on I had the chance to ponder. I thought about the students I have had in the past two years and the unique opportunity that for some of my students it will be the third student … Continue reading What parents want to know..
Before this subject if you asked my about the term digital learning environment I probably would have provided an answer using my prior knowledge of the words. My definition would have stemmed from the belief that a digital learning environment is a space where students can learn online, perhaps merely referring to 'Google Classroom' or … Continue reading ETL523 – Reflection
Based on your reading of the items from the above list, think about online identity in relation to both individuals and organisations: What is important in terms of how we present and manage those identities online? What can we share with the online world and what should we keep private? Summarise important issues around online … Continue reading OLJ Task 14: Managing your Digital Identity
gratitude /ˈɡratɪtjuːd/ noun the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Often we get stuck in a rut. We think about all we have to do, the problems we still have to solve and the struggles we face daily. As we wound down to the end of the … Continue reading There is always something to be grateful for…
Over Christmas I had the amazing opportunity to visit some of the best learning communities in Barcelona. It was a whirlwind trip looking at two 1 year old to 18 year old schools and Barcelona Learning Innovation Community. All three communities were vastly different but exemplified pockets of innovation within schooling systems. Over the past few … Continue reading Barcelona!