Hook, Line & Tinkercad

The idea of making anything using our 3D printers and building with Lego would send most K-6 students into bewildered excitement. Whenever I have jobs on the go, students flock to the printers and stare in amazement at the process occurring before them. I recently had the pleasure of working with Year 3 on a…

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Book Review: How to Code a Sandcastle

I’m always on the lookout for picture books that help me unpack the digital technologies curriculum, so I was really excited to stumble across ‘How to Code a Sandcastle’ by Josh Funk. Funk is a software engineer and children’s book author and for some strange reason, never considered combining these two skills until writing this…

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Metacognition Made Easy

On the drive home after school, I will often reflect on the teaching day. I think about how today’s lessons went, what worked well and what definitely did not go according to plan and I reflect on how I can improve my practice for tomorrow. Metacognition, a fancy pants word that describes the process of…

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HANDS ON PD + 1

Designing and facilitating professional learning is not an exact science. We all recognise this fact and are therefore always looking for ways to maximise precious time. This year I led a professional learning workshop that I believe engaged teachers in a way I’ve not seen before. The concept was simple- each staff member brings along…

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