#prep4work2016 – Takeaways-Number 2

Preparing for Work in Times of Rapid Change I have been thinking about what my next takeaway regarding this conference has been. For some reason I keep coming back the notion of agency, and what do we think of when we consider agency? How much do we believe circumstance impacts on agency? From this thought I […]

#prep4work2016 – Takeaways-Number 1

#prep4work2016 – Takeaways-Number 1

Preparing for work in a time of rapid change: I was asked if I was going to write a blog post regarding the conference I attended over the last two days and my initial response was no, I don’t have the time. On rethinking this I have decided to write, write in small bursts….so here […]

Learning…

As news breaks about who managed to get top spot regarding the TCE (ATAR) scores in Tasmania I think it is worth reflecting on the language that we use and what does it really mean. What message are we conveying and how is this deeply entrenched in our culture. As Tasmania moves forward to embrace […]

How do we view technology?

One of the classes that I appreciated attending while at Ohio University was Advanced Seminar – IT Philosophy. I did not gain assessment in this class, as I chose to attend as an extra – just for the joy of it. And it was a joy, we had wonderful questions and resulting discussions that focused around […]

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 […]

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 […]