• Blogging
  • 2011 School Year Begins

    Today was the first day back at school for teachers in Victorian Government Schools. All schools are spending the first three days on professional development and planning. This year my school is focussing on in-house professional development. Each Monday night teachers will be presenting on Literacy, Numeracy and ICT. I am in charge of ICT […]

  • Collaboration
  • Global Education Conference Presentation

    This week (Thursday/Friday), Linda Yollis will be presenting about our Ugandan Global Project at the Global Education Conference. This is a free online conference for anyone around the world. The session is held in Elluminate. The goal of the conference is to help everyone make connections with other educators and students in order to increase […]

  • Blogging
  • Ugandan Global Project: Part Two

    Last week, I blogged about the Ugandan Global Project which we launched today. Read the Part One post here. Mrs Yollis and her students made this fantastic video to launch the project. Mission To raise the social conscience and global awareness of our students through fundraising for The ABC Divine Foundation Primary School in Mutundwe, […]

  • Blogging
  • Ugandan Global Project: Part One

    The school holidays are almost over here in Victoria and on Monday I’m launching an exciting new global project. As I have previously blogged about, I have found global projects to be one of the richest ways to use technology in the classroom. My class has collaborated globally with others both informally and in a […]

  • Collaboration
  • Global Collaborative Projects

    One of the richest ways you can use technology in the classroom is to collaborate globally. I am becoming a big fan of global collaborations and the projects my Grade Two students work on are proving to be powerful learning experiences. Global collaboration provides authentic learning opportunities that help students learn about another culture while […]

  • Blogging
  • Blogging: Collaboration Corner

    As I have previously blogged about, the global connections that my class has made through our 2KM Blog have been extremely rewarding. This is the second year of the 2KM Blog and in that time we have had many global visitors, some of who have become “blogging buddies.” One relationship my class formed throughout last […]

  • Christmas
  • Holiday Card Exchange Project

    This is the second year I have involved my class in a global Holiday Card Exchange Project. This project, organised by iEARN, matches schools up with 7 schools from around the world. The schools then prepare an envelope of cards (Christmas, Hannukah, Chinese New Year, Eid etc) which they send to each of the schools. Part of the […]