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Back again, new and improved, we return to our irregularly programmed schedule…

Yes, I have been absent from this site. The main reason is that I have resigned from my teaching position at Eaglehawk SC, despite widespread protests…no, not true; no-one is indispensable. I’ve been settling into my new role as a … Continue reading

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Bit of Self-Promotion

Just wanted to boast  little – iHistory is quoted in “Reinventing Project-Based Learning”, a new book on technology and learning recently published in the US.

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Singapore Podcast Project

We’ve got 3 weeks after exams, so my students are making podcasts and vodcasts (video podcasts) to exchange with a school in Singapore. Topics include the school, life as a teenager in Australia, Australian culture etc. They’re really getting into … Continue reading

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Stations of the Classroom – no fights!

My Year 8s have really responded well to a variety of activities in “station” format. They work on something for 10-15 minutes, then change. The groups are about 4 students in number, and the activities are usually: textbook questions; a … Continue reading

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PepperGreen Farm PD

I ran a PD for PepperGreen Farm this morning. Ten GreenCorp volunteers learnt how to use iRivers and Audacity, and then created a basic podcast. They did extremely well considering most of them had not done anything like it before. … Continue reading

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iPod education controversy

Today in The Age, iPods in schools are copping a schellacking, with senior teachers saying that they cause problems because students resist confiscation and they can get stolen. Since when has the confiscation and theft of student property ever not … Continue reading

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Invasion Simulation video

This is the video for the Australian History invasion simulation – I’m putting it here separately so that iTunes picks it up as a video podcast, or vodcast (sounds ridiculous I know).

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