Rhyming words with Spheros!

Recently I wrote a blog about using ozobots in literacy. I also recently had a play with Sphero's with my literacy group and thought I'd share the resources. This lesson was inspired by Peter Abt's presentation at EDUtech 2018 about using sight words - you can find that lesson on his website. https://twitter.com/StLukesMP/status/1010012857797263364 The lesson … Continue reading Rhyming words with Spheros!

Using Ozobots to teach comprehension strategies

  In the last couple of weeks of Term I went in search of activities that would help my  Stage 1 students learn how to look at a section of text and pick out the 'who, what, when, where and how.' A comprehension strategy which would allow them to look at the components of a … Continue reading Using Ozobots to teach comprehension strategies

Inquiry Learning – My five takeaways

Over the past four weeks I have been delving into a personal inquiry project into inquiry learning.  This learning journey was an opportunity to dive deeper into inquiry mindsets and how we could foster this within our classrooms. Through this time I have come across many worthy comments, articles, blogs and strategies about how teachers … Continue reading Inquiry Learning – My five takeaways

Are we there yet?!

Writing gets pushed to the side when you feel like you have a million and one tasks to complete and you feel like you're paddling to keep your head above water. Who said swimming, or teaching for that matter, was easy? This past term and a half have been a whirlwind. From assessments, reporting, teaching … Continue reading Are we there yet?!

5 things I learnt at EDUTECHAU 2017

Being a first year teacher at edutech this year was a little bit like being a child in a candy shop. Overwhelming, exciting and making you want to dance around like a dinosaur all at once! Not only are you trying to take on board everything possible, you are surrounded by outstanding educators you’ve only … Continue reading 5 things I learnt at EDUTECHAU 2017