Coding… #Minecraft

This week I attended Code Club Australia teacher training, aimed at supporting the development of after school clubs for coding. This is a Scratch based program designed to support teachers set up clubs for students in primary school with the intent for the underpinning concepts of coding to be learnt and understood. It is fairly straight […]

It’s ok to freeze. Really? #Minecraft

Over the last couple of days I have had the opportunity to spend time with educators talking about Minecraft. This has been a wonderful experience and consequently has led to some thinking and reworking perspectives. One of the things I get asked when any discussion occurs around Minecraft is do you use MinecraftEDU. And the […]

Who is writing our education story?

I don’t watch a lot of commercial T.V. and yesterday I was reminded why. In my twitter feed tweets from educators expressing dissatisfaction, concern and feeling like they have had their professionalism questioned began to appear. I was disturbed by this as they are people I have been connecting with on Twitter for some time, and […]

Sharing the learning – impact of furniture #hardiefellowship

This morning I saw a tweet that was attached to the hashtag #archlearn that talked about furniture in the classroom. The comment came from Alice Keeler (who is worth the follow, especially if you are interested in Google products) who I met at the Minecraft in Education summit LA. On my first day at Ohio University […]

Sharing the learning re hackathons #hardiefellowship

One of the wonderful things that came out of my Hardie Fellowship was becoming more connected with TERpodcast and having the opportunity to share some of the things that I was doing while in the USA for the year. One opportunity that presented itself was attending and helping out with a virtual reality hackathon mini in […]

Distilling a year of learning #HardieFellowship

On return from my Hardie Fellowship a report needs to be written. Here is the challenge, distilling a year of learning into three A4 pages. Below is my report, it is a mere snapshot of what the year in the USA provided me and hopefully will provide opportunity for others learning as a result of […]

Creating requires deep thinking.

During my time in the USA I was privileged to work with Jeff Kuhn. I mentioned the project we worked on together in an earlier post – Mobile technology, Mobile media, Mobile learning. Recently our project was acknowledged in two Ohio University spaces: 1. The Backdrop Magazine 2. http://www.ohio.edu/research/communications/news-story.cfm?newsItem=A812FCC2-5056-A81E-8D9C610516B66BD0 On reflection, the one thing that still sits strongly […]

Reflections on #MinecraftLA part 1

If you follow me on Twitter or are connected to me via Facebook you will be aware that I attended the #MinecraftLA summit in mid March. It was wonderful to be in a room of educators who have used Minecraft as part of the learning experience they offer. For an insight into the twitter conversation […]

I’ve graduated, where’s my job?

Over the last month or so it has become evident that education graduates have started to question the situation that they are finding themselves in, especially with the announcement of New Teacher Intern Placement Program. Most recently on ABC local news this story aired; Tasmanian teacher graduates struggling to find work slam government cuts. My question […]

Interesting move…UTAS

In recent days there has been talk about moving the Launceston campus of UTAS, currently housed at Newnham, to Inveresk. It has certainly brought about some discussion via the Examiner article on May 23. Universities finding themselves placed in a central location within a city or town is nothing new. In the USA there are numerous college […]

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