content creation

Content Creation For Learning – TeachMeet presentation at Edutech Conference Presented by Rolfe Kolbe @rolfek I personally believe that students learn more effectively when they are content creators. Creating content builds better engagement, more enjoyment of...
AirDrop

AirDrop

AirDrop Airdrop is a fantastic tool for transferring content between Apple devices including large files and content from Apps. Devices at each end need to be awake and have AirDrop set so that users can connect with each other. AirDrop will then appear as an option...

5 Star Questions

Earlier in the year I was fortunate enough to attend a session from the IB 2016 Speaker Series – Inquiry Learning in a digital environment: differentiation and the new routines. Dr Erica McWilliam explored many concepts to promote inquiry based learning among...

Cafe Learning

“The challenge today is shifting schools from a schooling culture to a learning culture” Earlier in the year I was fortunate enough to attend a session from the IB 2016 Speaker Series – Inquiry Learning in a digital environment: differentiation and...

Mandarin Weather Reports

YEAR 11 IB AB INITIO MANDARIN – MLC/NEWINGTON/SACS PARTNERSHIP CLASS – WEATHER REPORTERS This term we are focusing on the topic of weather and seasons. Students were asked to compile a three day weather forecast on a city of their choice in China. Once they had...

Mandarin Menus

JUNIOR SCHOOL – STAGE 3 MANDARIN – CHINESE FOOD MENU With the introduction of iPads into Stage 3 in the Junior School it’s been a wonderful opportunity to explore the ways in which we can learn a language on a device and how to use the internet appropriately to find...

Interactive Images in Mandarin

YEAR 7 MANDARIN – WHO ARE MY FAMILY? – INTERACTIVE IMAGES IN THINGLINK Statement of inquiry: “Relationships within families are unique and important connections” Across all of our languages this term we are exploring a unit titled Who are my family?.We are looking at...

YouTube for Transport in Mandarin

YEAR 8 MANDARIN – TRANSPORT AND TIME – USING YOUTUBE We have been learning about different methods of transportation in China and how to tell the time. There are different ways to tell the time in China and it’s important to be able to say what time it really is! We...

Googling

This page will explore the concept of ”googling” and the potential pitfalls for our Junior students. While the page is targeted at Junior School the content is also relevant for Middle and High school teachers and students. Why Google? Google has some...

Mathematics

Technology is shaping and changing our world. Learners are different! Expectations are different! Learning is different! (even though testing isn’t!) It is a challenge getting it right! Changing to adapt for learners today is important. Doing this in a way that...

SAMR

Redefining Education with SAMR The SAMR model describes a continuum of the extent to which technology is integrated in the classroom; from the enhancement of existing pedagogy to the development and creation of new pedagogy. The SAMR model enables teachers to gauge...

Formative Assessment Tools

All those activities undertaken by teachers/and or students, which provide information to be used as feedback to modify the teaching and learning activities in which they are engaged. Dylan Wiliam Why use Formative Assessment in the classroom? There are many reasons...
TeachMeet  #TMMint

TeachMeet #TMMint

TeachMeets are fantastic opportunities for Professional Learning so when one is just across the park we really should be making use of the opportunity! A number of staff are going to the Teachmeet at the Mint Museum today at 4:30pm and we look forward to being a part...

iPad Scope and Sequence

Initially we had the skills and focusses set up as a scope and sequence but we have since agreed that the order is not important and it is not really a scope and sequence so the page has instead be rebuilt as the iPads Skills and Focuses page. Please click on...

QR Codes for Learning

  What are QR Codes? QR (Quick Reference) Codes act as bar code that students can scan using their iPad and the i-nigma app. Once scanned the app will send them to the URL that the QR code is linked to. Creating QR codes is easy and with QRcodemonkey, this site is...
Todaysmeet

Todaysmeet

TodaysMeet is a tool that can be used superbly in the classroom and beyond to enable new activities, collect thoughts and insights running beside a presentation. It is like Twitter but no accounts are needed making it instant and accessible. It can also be more...