eDesign: Orientation week

Orientation week for the Authentic eDesign course is over and we have commenced week 1. Feedback from previous versions of the course indicated that people who considered themselves to be “not very technology savvy” struggled to complete the getting started activities. Therefore, for this iteration of the course I included the option for participants to […]

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A new year and a new course

I am running the third (& final) iteration of the Authentic eDesign course for my Doctorate of Education research next week. I am a little overwhelmed, but pleased, at the response to this iteration of the course. I was hoping to have about 30 people register and currently there are 58 people enrolled. We have […]

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Hello from downunder

This is the first week of the How to Teach online MOOC and this is my introduction to my fellow learners…. I have been teaching online for a few years (in the Vocational education sector and now in the higher education sector) and I am here to glean new and share ideas with fellow educators. […]

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Authentic Year 7 History Project

Over the past few weeks I have been visiting a local primary school to observe how ICT is being integrated in the classroom. In a previous post I described how students were creating maths quizzes, animated PowerPoint presentations and stop motion animated videos.  Today I would like to explain the planning process the teachers used […]

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My day with year 7 students

I’ve had a great day today and wanted to share it with you. I’ve been at a local primary school looking at how teachers are integrating technology in their classroom and discussing some of the issues they experience. Some of the issues include: computers breaking down, useful websites being blocked to students  (e.g. YouTube, the […]

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ICT in the classroom: Task 2

This is the fourth post in a series I am writing about the ICT in the classroom unit I am coordinating this semester. The aim of the unit is to give initial teacher education students the opportunity to consider critically a range of issues of concern to all teachers who use ICT in their classroom. The unit […]

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