My name is Kathleen Morris and I am a teacher at Leopold Primary School in Victoria, Australia.
As of July 2013 I am currently on maternity leave.
In May 2012, I was honoured to win the Victorian Teachers Mutual Bank Outstanding Primary Teacher Award.
Tech Tools for Teachers:
Since 2010, I have produced a free e-newsletter with Simon Collier and Matt Limb called Tech Tools for Teachers. Each fortnight we review a free online tool and provide step-by-step instructions on how to use it. Visit our website to sign up and find out more http://www.teachgennow.com.au/
Note: Tech Tools for Teachers is currently on a break as Simon, Matt and I concentrate on family life.
Aim of this blog:
I use this blog to discuss various issues around technology integration.
Two of my particular passions are educational blogging and global collaboration. These are topics you will see me blogging about regularly.
Here is a bit more about me…
Teaching history: 2013 is my tenth year of teaching. Prior to teaching grade four, I taught grades one, two and three.
Conferences: I have enjoyed presenting at many conferences over recent years including ISTE12, the DEECD Innovations Showcase, ICTEV, VITTA, “RSCON” Reform Symposium Online Conference, Tech Talk Tuesdays online seminar, Technify Your Teaching and Integrated Catholic Online Network (ICON) Readiness Conference. I have also enjoyed giving guest lectures at Deakin University from time to time.
Interests: I’m not a TOTAL computer geek 😉 I enjoy running, fitness, travel, reading, cooking and finding new ways to keep my life super organised!
Some online articles and publications:
You can find an article in The Age newspaper about my blogging program from April 2013 here.
In March 2013 I featured in DEECD’s Inspire magazine article about setting up classrooms for the start of the year.
In November 2012, an overview of my trip to the USA was published in Inspire Magazine (page 34).
The Australian Financial Review wrote about my classroom blogging program in February 2012.
Click here to see my article in the Age newspaper about technology in the classroom from August 2010.
Click here to see my write up on blogging on the DEECD website, June 2011.