TeachingSagittarian

Sharing my experiences & thoughts

Micro-Credentials – New Way to Passion Learn

It's been heads down, tails up over at Eduro Learning as we put the finishing touches on our new Micro-Credential Pathways and launching it with some free PDF downloads for you! So what are micro-credentials I hear you say? Our first PDF in the launch...

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Learning to LattéArt

I've been watching (studying) the amazing and generous barista Dritan Alsela and his equally helpful assistant Mariette (?) via their videos (originally FBLive Events) to learn how to latté art. It's been fun (aka hilarious) posting my efforts on instagram to...

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Understanding the Connected Classroom

What is a Connected Classroom? A connected classroom is a learning environment that is open to the outside world. It's where students are engaged in real-life authentic learning starting in their own classroom and extends to reach other global learners. Why should our...

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Are They Really Learning Playing Games Online?

You may or may not have heard of some online games like Minecraft, Scratch, FIFA, GTA, Call of Duty, Battlefield, Pokemon Go and other popular online games. There's two questions I get asked all the time. Is it bad for my child to game? What limits do you place on...

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3 Habits for Managing Digital Devices

Parenting in a technology-rich world is not easy! At Eduro Learning one of the new things we’re most excited about is our new series of online classes and resources designed specifically for parents. Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be sharing some of those...

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Part 2: Building Good Digital Habits

Inspired by Staying Safe Online: Helping Build Good Digital Habits & 3 Habits for Managing Digital Devices If you haven't already checked it out, over at Eduro Learning (sorry, shameless plug!) we've been putting together some quality content to help parents. There's...

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Connecting Students Through Blogging – 10 Tips

Welcome to the first blog post in a new series called Teaching In A Connected Classroom (cross-posted for Eduro Learning)   A great way to start connecting your students to each other and to others outside the classroom at the start of a new year is to...

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Google Search Magic

I don't think I'll ever escape the wonderment and awe of using google to help create, fix or do something that you have absolutely no idea how to AND having it work! It's a real sense of achievement that you figured it out - but it wouldn't be possible without some...

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I have Technology Rich Classroom – Now What?

Simple, clear procedures have always worked for me for any kind of classroom management whether it be with laptops or without.  When I really started thinking about classrooms with access to many devices and how that might feel overwhelming especially when that kind...

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Preparing For Learning – Part I

As I focus on documenting FOR learning, I'm thinking about how I prepare FOR learning - in particular, preparation for professional development sessions with educators. I'm looking forward to working with MS and HS teachers in Malaysia for two days next week on...

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Self-Reflection & A Realisation or Four

As I look at my growing list of draft posts (aka: best intentions) I've come to the realisation that I've been talking the talk, but not walking the walk lately! It's not that I haven't been learning, discovering, teaching and learning some more over the past few...

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iPads and the SAMR Model

I recently had the privilege of working with teachers and assistants at a local school here in Two Rocks as part of an ongoing professional development plan for 2014. The staff were about to begin their learning journey with the SAMR model and their new 60+ iPads...

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K-12 2013 Online Conference – Has Begun

If you're not already aware of it - the K-12 Online Conference (organised every year by a committee of amazing people and contributed to by a set of more amazing peoples) has begun for the 2013 year.  This year's theme is a beaut - Transforming Learning. Each week,...

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CoETaIL Online Cohorts Beginning Soon!!

Only 11 Spots Remain! Online Cohort starting on September 9th: Taught by Kim Cofino, this will be our first September start online cohort. There are only 11 spots left after pre-registration on the website. Be quick to grab one of these last remaining spots! Click on...

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Cloud Storage

I've been storing my documents, files and photos online for a while now.  My number one option is Dropbox.  Just recently I signed up for 100MB of storage (at $US9.99 a month) to help me transfer my work laptop files to my home laptop files before having to hand in my...

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