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Thinking more about SAMR and Bloom’s Taxonomy interactive infographic

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I think that the SAMR model is important to keep coming back to (which is why I keep doing it!). I’m about to start my second week of prac, and as I (try to) plan ICT-rich lessons, I have to keep considering the ICT that I use.

In an afternoon of procrastination on Pinterest (follow me if you like! Haha!!) also found this website which goes into the SAMR model. Go have a read, and bookmark it, because it’s a little bit fantastic!

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21 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Do This Year

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21 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Do This Year

Some interesting suggestions and ICT ideas here, following on from yesterday’s list!

Hooked On Innovation

The Past mixing with the Future #selfie The Past mixing with the Future #selfie

A new school year always brings about new ideas and hopeful ambition for teachers. However, it’s almost 2015.  Gone are the days when we can use the excuse that “we don’t do technology”.  Part of being a teacher in the 21st century is being creative in integrating academics and learning into student’s digital lives. With access to content being ubiquitous and instant in student’s out of school lives, we can either reject their world for our more traditional one, or embrace it.

While some of the ideas that follow may seem a bit trendy, it’s never hurts to model ways to interact with all this new media as a covert way of teaching digital literacy and citizenship.   The great news is, you don’t need every student to have a device to make these happen. Heck, in most cases all you would need is a single smart…

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What do I know?

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Well, I’m back-tracking furiously this week, after coming down off the whirlwind of getting married a few weeks ago! I’m taking it right back to Week 7 (Sept 1-7), where we were asked to reflect on what we know (or think we know 😉 ) about lesson planning! Since I’ve been thinking about planning for my impending teaching placement, this was a pretty easy task. Not that I’m saying that this is right, or exhaustive… just that I know what I think I know!

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Getting Ready For Professional Experience

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As I prepare for my next Professional Experience placement, I am creating a checklist of things that I need to do (at the direction of the lecturer, but also because a checklist is pretty handy!) before starting. Since my first day is next Friday, there are a few things that I have already done, but I’ll add them to the list anyway! Read the rest of this entry

Classroom Resource: Versal

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www.versal.com

Facebook has copped a lot of flack lately, about privacy intrusions and whatnot. I have to say though, data collection for the purpose of personalised advertisement isn’t all doom and gloom! While scrolling through my newsfeed, I see an advertisement, clearly targeted at me based on my recent search history or internet viewing or however they collect their data! The advertisement was for a website Versal, and was marketed as a website that transforms the way students experience content. The screenshot showed two students excitedly sitting at a computer viewing a video.

It looked interesting! And I’m in the market for 100 ICT applications, so of course I clicked the link.

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Kid Safe Google Search

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As a mum of a 6yo, and a pre-service educator, a huge concern of mine is my child and students stumbling onto inappropriate content on the Internet accidentally. This seems like a really cute child-friendly way of minimising the risk associated with search engines.

Brooke Armstrong Blog

While on the search for teacher blogs, I found a post on Kid Safe Internet searching. The blog is from a teacher of year 4 and 5 students. The project was for students to compare kid safe search engines.

I didn’t even know there was such a this as kid safe search engines. I took such an interest in checking out the different sites because of a incident that happened to my next door neighbors children. When the kids were searching the popular Loom Band YouTube tutorials, mum just so happen to walk by to hear a video that did not sound like a Loom bracelet tutorial. She quickly turned the inappropriate video off. A bit off track but the point of the story is that it is very easy for children to accidentally click on a pop up or incorrect or inappropriate site.

A great idea having kid safe…

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