For me the last 12 weeks have not only involved completing the unit “The Learning Space” but also returning to casual teaching after an 16 year break. The unit certainly has increased my awareness on what it means to learn in different environments. Walking into a classroom is now a totally different experience for me… Continue reading EDFD459 a reflection
SAMR We all know using technology in schools will help students learn, but how can teachers think about how effective they use technology in the classroom? What you are looking at above is called “The SAMR Model”. It is a model designed to expand thinking and develop new tasks by assisting teachers in seeing how technology… Continue reading SAMR – A model
Online learning – The Salmon Model Embracing “The Liminal Space” Web 2.0 Technologies PLN, twitter, blogging – Who would have thought I would ever? Community of Practice – eCoP – Wow!
The flipped classroom refers to the reversal of the traditional way of delivering content. Instead of the information being presented during class time, online teachings are created by the teacher and accessed by the student in there own time. This is ideally done before the ensuing lesson relating to the content accessed by the student.… Continue reading The Flipped Classroom
Thinking about the fundamentals of education in a refugee environment, compassion first comes to mind. Especially if refugee children find themselves integrated into schools where the local children are unfamiliar with what refugees are. Spending three years at school on Nauru in the 70’s I found myself reading about the refugee children on Nauru and… Continue reading Where have the children gone?
I am leaning towards the idea of increasing the knowledge of IT in the classroom not only for the children but also their parents. I understand many of the refugees from around the world have been displaced due to civil war and have left behind a life already immersed in technology. A lot of the… Continue reading ICTs in Education. Not just for children.
Leaving the classroom and exposing students to stimulating learning experiences can open up a whole new world for them (Johnson 2009). Whether it’s taking them on an excursion or bringing in a troupe of performers as an incursion both are an excellent way to provide positive learning experiences beyond the classroom. Connection to real life… Continue reading Beyond the Classroom