• Collaboration
  • Team Teaching

    This post isn’t about technology but it is about something I am asked about often – team teaching. This is the second year that Kelly Jordan and I have team taught and we find it to be hugely successful and rewarding. In this post I will explain how it works for us. Physical Environment We […]

  • Blogging
  • Attracting Blog Comments

    There is no denying that students get a lot more out of blogging when they receive comments. Comments provide feedback, encouragement, advice, positive reinforcement, learning, conversation and new ways of thinking among other things. 2012 is the fifth year I have been blogging with my class and I have learnt that there are some tips […]

  • Blogging
  • The Power of Twitter

    In the last few weeks Kelly Jordan and I have been speaking to teachers and school leaders at the VITTA conference, ICON conference and our own school about the power of Twitter. In our presentation we shared how we use Twitter every day as a form of ongoing, personalised and invaluable professional development. We stressed […]

  • Conferences
  • Doing Things the Long Way

    In many ways, technology can be time saving. Especially if you know the best way to use it! Yesterday I attended and presented at the 2011 VITTA (Victorian Information Technology Teachers Association) Conference. One of the sessions I attended was run by Andrew and Beverly from Mitcham Primary School. They gave a terrific presentation about […]

  • General
  • Troubleshooting Computer Problems

    I am a big advocate of training my students to become as independent as possible with technology. Many technology users can get bogged down with “technical issues” which can take away from the benefits of using the tools. As I have written about before here and here, I try to make my use of ICT […]