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Professional Leaning in a Digital Age

“You Find Yourself Yet?” by Mikey G Ottawa (Flickr) What does teacher professional learning look like in a digital age? What kind of impact on student learning outcomes and the school community does a highly connected, digitally literate teacher have? How … Continue reading

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Warts and All…

I finished my first full semester of university teaching yesterday, having had the pleasure of working with sixty-two pre-service English teachers in their final year before the classroom. In many ways this caps off my introduction to a place that … Continue reading

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Embracing Failure Again

Recently, I presented my PhD proposal before a review panel at the university where I’m currently studying and teaching. Those who have been through the process know how gruelling it can be to have your ideas placed under the microscope. … Continue reading

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Two weeks in higher ed and things never looked better

Well, two weeks have passed on what has, so far, been a journey into my new career. Moving from secondary teaching into the world of Higher Ed was always going to be a steep learning curb – but I think … Continue reading

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Warts and All

Earlier today, I finished a literature review that I’ve been working on as part of a project at the Macquarie University ICT Innovations Centre. As a working title, I eventually decided on “Warts and all: a review of C.21st learning,” … Continue reading

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LT Thought of the Week: Thinking Smarter

  In my school’s  ICT groups this term, we’ve been exploring the notion of “learning in the cloud,” the idea that much of technology-enabled learning taking places in the classrooms reflects the shift away from device-centric computing towards cloud computing, where … Continue reading

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New Schools Training @ Grand Rapids, Michigan – DAY 1

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Writing on the Reading 2.0

One of my favourite teaching strategies for active reading is the tried-and-true method Write on the Reading, from the Project for the Enhancement of Effective Learning (PEEL) an organisation of teachers who promote good learning behaviours through strategies targeting poor … Continue reading

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Bridging Digital Divides – Our Biggest Tech Challenge?

(Flickr image courtesy of: KaCey97007) It’s been a frenetic start to the school year as always, with precious little time to reflect and even less time to write. Nonetheless, working with such a diverse range of students and teachers to … Continue reading

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On Cloud-Computing 9…

For quite a while now, I’ve been keen to explore some of the ways that I could train teachers to move beyond the static online portal view of e-learning (the space where files are uploaded for students to later download). … Continue reading

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