Off to see Marc Prensky on Friday here in Adelaide. I’ve been keen to hear him speak since becoming aware of his work via David Warlick, who blogged about him as an A list speaker. I’m going to the event (at the Ramada Grand no less) with a fellow middle school teacher who asked for [...]
Monthly Archive for February, 2006
Just when I get gloomy about things (like Eeyore in my son’s Pooh Bear books) some thing will happen to restore my faith and remind me that other educators do get it and even if they don’t are prepared to have a go at trying to get closer to it. (Whatever it might be in [...]
It’s been a funny week insofar that I find a lot of my professional thinking has been in a negative, just-beneath-the-surface frustration type of mode. Mentally and occasionally vocally, I’ve been wondering if I’m on the right track both in my teaching and in the directions our school is taking in our search for “up-to-date [...]
Getting out on a staff meeting night is a bonus. So while my colleagues were nutting out the finer details of Maths groupings and poring over Steering Committee minutes, I was at TSOF to hear and discuss the future directions of e-Portfolios in DECS. I wasn’t sure what to expect and looking back from my [...]
Via Josie Fraser, a wide ranging post on the UK government’s efforts at supporting the e-portfolio movement. The UK Government’s e-strategy, Harnessing Technology outlined a clear commitment to ensuring learners have access to Personal Learning Space (PLS) where they can “store coursework, course resources, results, and achievements…with the potential to support e-portfolios”, available in every [...]
A week or so back, iwb.net.au started the IWBNet List, which was an e-mail subscription list for all of its current newsletter subscribers. Well, to cut a long story short, the list started a bit of an e-mail frenzy and people started panicking about extra e-mail load because everytime someone responded to an e-mail, all [...]
Via James and D’Arcy, (check D’Arcy’s comments for more Simpsonised edubloggers) another tool my class is sure to have known about before me. Not too sure about clothing choices – a bogan shirt is not really my style.
This Wednesday I’m going to a workshop after school titled “ePortfolio for Professional Learning” which will “build on momentum and outcomes of December 1st & 2nd conference using evaluation responses.” This was the conference where Dr. Helen Barrett was the keynote speaker and where our system’s shiny new Professional Standards for teachers were unveiled. So [...]
My class is currently on camp at Arbury Park Outdoor School just out of Bridgewater in the Adelaide Hills. I am sort of involved, commuting back and forth between my Problem Based Learning commitments back here at school. I’m heading up there again this evening to spend the night as the adult in charge of [...]
Pack up the goods and chattels – it’s time to head to Wikiville. Via Will Richardson and John Pearce, this amazing use for a wiki as a way for kids to share information about their own “neck of the woods” is something I want my class to be involved in. So much potential….