ICT in the classroom
Teaching to Code in Classrooms
Teach Coding in the classroom
A teachers guide to teaching coding in the primary classroom
Digital Citizenship
Digital Citizenship, why does it matter? who does it hurt? So what, I don't care what I post, it won't affect me.

ICT in the classroom

Australia is moving into using a full ICT curriculum within the classroom by 2017. My aim for my site is to provide resources for teachers and students to become fantastic 21st Century teachers and learners. This will include :- ICT for infants Apps for literacy Apps for numeracy Apps for feedback ICT skills in the infant classroom ICT for primary including :- ICT Skills Programming or coding skills Computer Game design skills and possibly course STEM skills Robots in the classroom Arduino in the classroom Raspberry pi in the classroom

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Coding in the classroom

<div></div> This is a teachers guide to learning to become a programmer or coder. This is a basic how to guide on teaching coding in the classroom, what do i teach to who? What is appropriate, and what is not? How does this align with the curriculum?

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Digital Citizenship

This is a guide to becomming responsible global digital citizens in this fast paced, dynamic world that we now live in. How can we encourage staff, students and ourselves to act responsibly? Does it really matter what you post?

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Your children want to code

Don’t panic!! I know what some of you are thinking. I don’t know what to do with this so how am I going to help my daughter/son in coding and what is this coding? Coding is just another term for computer programming. Great so now I have to go out and buy hundreds of dollars […]

How they come up with video game characters

Call of Duty publishers Activision are being sued because of one the characters in their game Black Ops 2. This article is interesting because it shows the connections that game makers need to make between real life and fantasy. When we develop games and develop the storyline and structure around them, it is very similar […]

Should you use your own name when signing up to a website?

My journey to answer this simple question was not an easy one it was provoked from a twitter discussion with @oweniken82 about whether we should have a traceable online digital footprint. I have tried to take this on from all different sides of the argument. It is a complex issue, whether it is about safety […]

What Is Digital Citizenship?

As soon as we go online you are a digital citizen. Just like in real life your safety and security should be maintained whilst using the technology responsibly, ethically and appropriately. By participating in a digital citizenship course students are given information to educate them of their rights, and responsibilitity online especially as online interaction […]

Choosing The Right Language – Primary

Primary Choosing the right language and engaging students in something that works out of the box is probably the biggest challenge in coding. There are many, many different languages to choose from, and many different paths to engage in, and hopefully this will give you a nudge in the right direction. There are also different […]

Choosing the right language – Infants

Infants Choosing the right language and engaging students in something that works out of the box is probably the biggest challenge in coding.  Now there are many, many different languages to choose from, and many different paths to engage in, and hopefully this will give you a nudge in the right direction. There are also […]

Computational Thinking

Computational thinking is a very different way of thinking than they way we as humans normally think. More often than not, we ask students to infer, interpret and look for hidden meanings in texts, in history and most of the arts subjects. Computational thinking is really a branch of Science and Mathematics. The basic premise […]

BYOD is nice, but don’t forget to teach your students

Recently a few schools in the local area have turned to BYOD (Bring your own device), which has allowed the use of iPads etc in the classroom as a learning tool withouth the need of the school to provide them. I personally find this fantastic, as it allows students to be more comfortable with their […]

STEM Video Game Challenge | Australia | ACER

The Australian STEM Video Game Challenge is a national competition open to all Australian students in Years 5-12. The Challenge is completely free to enter, and represents a great opportunity for upper primary and secondary students to engage in learning about science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in a fun and challenging way. Students are […]

Attention Grabbers

In my march towards becoming a teacher classroom management seems to be a challenge for any new players in the teaching game. Often its described as though you go to war against mini soldiers who rely on guerrilla tactics and other forms of warfare. Though I’m more of a strategic planner and thought I would share some […]