The My School website is big news down under right now. I would love to be writing something insightful about this big issue right now but am finding it hard to really pull together my impressions and thoughts in order to convey to readers beyond the boundaries of Terra Australis. Its launch was right at [...]
Monthly Archive for January, 2010
… well, I must confess that the usefulness of this Google gem escapes me for the moment. Can anyone actually make sense of this or is it a case of me having poor visual literacy skills?
I thought I’d take the time to highlight a few things that Australian (and in particular South Australian) teachers, schools and students will be grappling with over the next twelve months or so. The National Curriculum. The word in the staffroom is that schools will get their first look at the new National Curriculum sometime [...]
I’ve posted this to my Group in my role for a PLP cohort, but want to post the bulk of it here as a way of documenting part of how we start the school year. I don’t pretend to be an expert on Inquiry but offer this over-the-shoulder look for anyone who is interested: I [...]
We have these old Leader laptops at my school that were part of our original batch of teacher laptops and they have not really been used since those teachers upgraded to more powerful machines in 2006. We put them out in classrooms for a while as bonus computers but they’ve struggled with our network image. [...]
So, I did something unusual for me the other day when I re-posted one of Dean Groom’s 2010 predictions in a style that one would more likely find on Tom Hoffmann’s or Dan Meyer’s blog. It was just one of those things where Dean’s words hit a chord and I thought that I’d want my [...]
Dean Groom: The number of teachers using technology in new and resonant ways in school will stagnate — and more will leave public to work in private because of the ‘virtual glass ceiling’. Many schools will find it frustratingly hard to integrate technology — due to policy — that keeps outsiders – outside. Large systems [...]