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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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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