As I sat in a presentation tonight reflecting on the learning journey the past 18 months has taken me on I had the chance to ponder. I thought about the students I have had in the past two years and the unique opportunity that for some of my students it will be the third student … Continue reading What parents want to know..
Before this subject if you asked my about the term digital learning environment I probably would have provided an answer using my prior knowledge of the words. My definition would have stemmed from the belief that a digital learning environment is a space where students can learn online, perhaps merely referring to 'Google Classroom' or … Continue reading ETL523 – Reflection
Based on your reading of the items from the above list, think about online identity in relation to both individuals and organisations: What is important in terms of how we present and manage those identities online? What can we share with the online world and what should we keep private? Summarise important issues around online … Continue reading OLJ Task 14: Managing your Digital Identity
gratitude /ˈɡratɪtjuːd/ noun the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Often we get stuck in a rut. We think about all we have to do, the problems we still have to solve and the struggles we face daily. As we wound down to the end of the … Continue reading There is always something to be grateful for…
Over Christmas I had the amazing opportunity to visit some of the best learning communities in Barcelona. It was a whirlwind trip looking at two 1 year old to 18 year old schools and Barcelona Learning Innovation Community. All three communities were vastly different but exemplified pockets of innovation within schooling systems. Over the past few … Continue reading Barcelona!
If you asked a teacher what their most challenging time of the day to teach is it would probably be undoubtedly the last session of the day. Primary students are tired, ready to go home and engagement tapers off. It is in this session that instruction needs to be short and sharp and hands on … Continue reading When the school bell goes… activities club
It's such a strange thing to feel as though I have almost been at St Luke's a full twelve months. The job advertisements have just started for the 2019 school year (and yes you should apply) and it is a bizarre feeling to think that in a few weeks time we will begin the orientation … Continue reading three quarters gone
Life of Rosie
Early Years ABC Education has produced a series of digital books for children on a range of topics. The text being analysed is ‘Growing Up in the Early 1900s’ and is a series of chapters including videos and text and highlights key aspects of life for a child in the 1900s. The text is recommended … Continue reading 5 digital texts to use in your classroom