My Wellbeing Toolkit Resource

Welcome back to the “Wellbeing and iPad” series! In my previous posts ‘Wellbeing and iPad’, we explored the significance of student wellbeing in the classroom and how technology, particularly the iPad, can play a transformative role in nurturing student wellness. Today, we dive deeper into the topic, introducing “My Wellbeing Toolkit,” a fun and creativeContinue reading “My Wellbeing Toolkit Resource”

Harmony Day 2023 – ‘Diversity and Me’ Animated GIFs

Harmony Day 2023 in Australia marks an annual observance in Australia that is celebrated on March 21st. It is a day dedicated to promoting and celebrating cultural diversity, inclusiveness, and respect for all people, regardless of their background, ethnicity, or beliefs. The aim of Harmony Day is to encourage Australians to embrace their differences, fosterContinue reading “Harmony Day 2023 – ‘Diversity and Me’ Animated GIFs”

“Embracing AI in the Classroom: Navigating the Challenges and Leveraging the Advantages”

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly becoming a hot topic in today’s classrooms. I have spent the past few weeks exploring arguably the most talked about AI program in history, ChatGPT. However, with the rise of ChatGPT, AI in education has been around for some time already and more importantly already shapes our lives as weContinue reading ““Embracing AI in the Classroom: Navigating the Challenges and Leveraging the Advantages””

Apple Professional Learning Specialist

I am pleased to announce that I am now an authorised Apple Professional Learning Specialist (APLS). This unique and global community aims to provide ongoing support, guidance and mentorship to schools, educational leaders and of course teachers. “Apple Professional Learning Specialists are lifelong educators who are uniquely qualified to help fellow educators understand the capabilitiesContinue reading “Apple Professional Learning Specialist”

Digital Citizenship ‘it takes a village’

The term digital citizen has dramatically evolved in the past decade, and now students even as young as 5 are using online tools and software to communicate and collaborate online.  In a technology reliant society where does this fit within our curriculum? Technology is advancing at exponential rates that most people, let alone educators, areContinue reading “Digital Citizenship ‘it takes a village’”

Making the shift – Online to Blended Learning

How can we leverage new learning opportunities to better support student learning at school? When the pandemic escalated earlier this year, schools across the world were thrust into online learning environments. For many educational institutions, this dramatically changed the way teachers teach and most importantly the way students learned. On the one side, some schoolsContinue reading “Making the shift – Online to Blended Learning”

Why you SHOULD be teaching AI and Machine Learning as a part of your Digital Citizenship Curriculum

What is AI and Machine Learning? For many of us, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) provide some nostalgia back to the Skynet taking over human civilization or the rise of self-aware robots that look like Will Smith. And for many years, Hollywood has dramatized AI and painted a scary perception of the possibilities of what this type of technology can becomeContinue reading “Why you SHOULD be teaching AI and Machine Learning as a part of your Digital Citizenship Curriculum”

Technology, pedagogy and content in the same sentence!

As teachers we love a good acronym PLT, IEP, EAL …., the list goes on and seemingly continues to grow every new school year or PD (another one) we attend. Another great one that has been more prevalent over the past few years is TPACK, used as an educational technology framework for the more effective integration ofContinue reading “Technology, pedagogy and content in the same sentence!”

Lead from any position

Take a think about a leader who has inspired you, what are their traits? What makes them a good leader? Often, there are misconceptions about what it truly means to be a leader, and these are often transcribed in education to becoming a manager. The meaning can be found in the root of each word,Continue reading “Lead from any position”

Getting Started – A Paperless Classroom

Not only a great way to save some trees, a paperless classroom saves time. With a plethora of online tools to support student learning there are also many that just make your life easier and more efficient. I have compiled a small list of the tools I use to streamline my classrooms workflow to allowContinue reading “Getting Started – A Paperless Classroom”

Rubrics – just a checklist or effective learning tool?

Over the past few months, I have been rediscovering the power of student rubrics in the classroom. Though not necessarily a new concept in education, I feel their utilisation in improving learning outcomes is highly underrated. As teachers, we all expect particular outcomes when students are working on a new concept or topic, but howContinue reading “Rubrics – just a checklist or effective learning tool?”

STEM- new idea or are we reinventing the wheel?

STEM, STEAM or however you want to say it is beginning to revolutionise the learning of students across the globe. More recently, educational jobs and titles that are specific to STEM are becoming more prevalent on job sites and email signatures. But what does it all mean? What is STEM and is it beneficial forContinue reading “STEM- new idea or are we reinventing the wheel?”