ICT in the classroom: Task 1

This is the third 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 […]

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ICT in the classroom: Tasks overview

In my previous post I described the structure of the unit: ICT in the classroom that I am coordinating this semester to assist 2nd and 3rd year pre-service teachers learn about authentic learning principles and using technologies as cognitive tools to support student learning. In this post I provide an overview of the assessment tasks and explain […]

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ICT in the classroom: Course structure

This semester I am coordinating an optional second/third year  unit for pre-service teachers which is part of an Open Education trial being conducted by Murdoch University. The unit is called ICT in the classroom. “The main purpose of the unit is to give initial teacher education students in the primary, secondary and post-secondary programs the […]

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New blog page

This post is to advise that I have created a dedicated “blog page” here on my eThoughts website to assist pre-service teachers explore and learn about a range of new technologies so they can confidently use ICT in their future classrooms. I use this information continually in a range of units so I thought a “page” […]

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OCL4ED & Creative Commons

I started the Open Content Licensing for Educators online course on WikiEducator today. It is a free open course that runs for 5 days. I am already familiar with the concepts of open learning and open educational resources as I have been an advocate of open resources for the past few years and a WikiEducator […]

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Finding resources

Another issue raised by a participant in the Authentic eDesign course was: searching the Internet to find quality resources for online teaching can be time consuming.  One way I address this issue is to subscribe to relevant blogs, or websites that post information about teaching resources and information in my teaching areas.  Each morning when […]

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Connecting and sharing

The Authentic eDesign course started on Monday and most participants have already accessed the course. I’m really enjoying reading their introductions and finding out a bit more about each of them. I added a suggestion to reveal something unusual about either themselves or a possession as I find this breaks the “ice” a little better […]

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The new year has begun

Well my weekly post is overdue… but here I am again starting off the New Year with a short post. No excuses, but I have been working very hard on developing the Authentic eDesign course as students will have access to it from tomorrow. I’m happy with how the Moodle LMS and the companion website […]

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