Behind the News.

Just an update on what is happening today.

Today students are practicing their notes taking skills.


Simply watching Behind the News #BtN each Tuesday has informed students of world events, outside their local community which is where most of the knowledge of the world rests. Continue reading

Flying Books.



The art of book flying through the air at the speed of light fuelled by liquid dinosaurs.  No, only kidding.

After much thought and building exciting, I have decided to hash out some details ascertaining to the idea of ‘flying books’.

Idea: to send between 3-5 minutes of a story (digitally) or a 3-5 page chapter of a (print) narrative from one school to another, with an online tracking base to document planning, drafting and publishing processes.  Continue reading

Global Collaboration to boost Student Knowledge of ICT.

Hello Bloggers,

Here I am again with yet another insightful blog about my ideas, thoughts, practices, lessons etc. all relating to the topic of yes, you named it TEACHING.

I will soon be launching my Googledrive classroom with the students and tomorrow we will run through what it will look like to create a ‘stop motion’ film. I have thought ahead yet again. Something I would like to do in the classroom is have online collaboration with a students from around the world.

‘Flying books’. Continue reading

Stop! Collaborate and listen…

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With some help from a very insightful and helpful band of twitter followers and after watching a string of student created ‘stop motion’ films. I have decided to add a new idea and device to ICT integration into my classroom for the remainder of this year. Continue reading

ICT Inclusion- What will it look like in term 3.

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With my ramblings at the end of term2 and the realisation that I have been incredibly slack this year, when documenting my journey through the sometimes minefields of teaching. I have decided to be proactive and blog, document and report my practise on weekly basis. I understand this can be a task in itself, yet a challenge I am willing to rise too. Continue reading

The Transition.

Hello bloggers out there, far and wide,

I feel I need to make a confession. It’s been more than six months since my last post and I am ashamed.  The school year of 2014 is half way through it’s rotation and I have yet to post one measly little word on this blog…until NOW! Continue reading

Food chain, lifecycle- birth to obsolete.

Hello all,

Here I am again with yet another riveting entry I am sure. Slugging away in the classroom, learning, teaching and generally having a blast.

Today’s science topic was the Food Chain/Food Web. As my students created their own food web taking on the persona of an animal and situating themselves in a web of what eats what, I got thinking about student learning and the future of their learning being much like a lifecycle or a food web. Continue reading

Age old debate…..


After what seemed like one very, very long day, my mind is still ticking over at 11:20pm about the day that was and the ones ahead. Debates, we had today, over a range of topics, not just the debates delivered by the students of 6Rebecca today but the debates of the mind and weighing up the future of my personal teaching and learning practice. Continue reading

How to incorporate, collaborate and innovate?


Today, was an interesting day. There was a mixed feeling of success and conundrum. The reality of my goal to ultimately ‘Flip’ my classroom into the 21st century and incorporate and innovate how I utilise technology in my teaching and learning practices has come full circle and ‘SMASH’ goes my confidence. While, I know it will be re-stored quickly, I just know it (the ‘flip’) is going to be a big job on my and my students part as they are very much apart of the ‘flip’ process. Their needs ultimately guide my desire to utilise different apps, programs and technologies. Continue reading