Resources from SchoolstechOZ 2014 IWBNet Conference

The conference finished today and I have just arrived home. Please find additional sessions which I presented below (refer to my previous blog for the other sessions). The key note speakers were great. The themes throughout the conference (as I perceived them) was a strong focus on the need for teachers to consider our current students’ digital world, the need to not only integrate multi-media but use it as an […]

Inter-tech Education: Last PD Session for 2014

The last training session that I will be running for teachers this year is ‘Practical Ideas for teaching and integrating the Australian Technologies Curriculum‘. This training session has been specifically designed for Year 3 to Year 6 teachers and integrates online resources, apps and practical hands on teaching ideas. I am making this my last session for the year so that I can focus on my proposal for my PHD […]

Practical ideas for teaching and integrating the Australian Technologies Curriculum

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR EDUCATORS Presented by Joanne Villis This training day has been designed to introduce teachers to the Technologies Curriculum by offering practical ways to teach and integrate both digital and design technologies. Practical, digital and hands on resources will be introduced and explored throughout the day. As the Technologies Curriculum has been designed using Band Levels, this session will also explore possible ways in which Content Descriptors can […]

ANZAC Day Resources

Anzac Day is commemorated on 25th April each year. Why is this day important? The resources below might be helpful for classroom use: INTERACTIVE RESOURCES: Gallipoli the first day by ABC . This is a fantastic resource, don’t miss this one! You can play the landing in 3D. Women in the war Interactive VIDEOS with LESSON Guides: BTN ANZAC DAY: This is a great historical recount for students BTN Kids […]

Term 1 School Holiday Training Sessions 2014

I am running two new session during Term 1 school holidays. TITLE 1: Teaching Computing; How to move beyond the norm Are you looking for something new to teach during computing or do you simply not know what to teach? If so, this session is for you, no prior knowledge or computing skills required! We will explore ideas for teaching coding/programming with a focus on designing, producing and evaluating products. […]

Bizzare ideas set to become a reality and a sneek peak at the 2014 Horizon Report

Recently I have found two articles that I would like to share. The first is called, ‘Telstra chief technology Officer Dr Hugh Bradlow explains the bizzare ideas set to become a reality‘. This article explains how smart watches (pictured to the left) are about to go beserk, phones to become the centre of connected homes and how the modern day office can be anywhere in the world. I found the […]

Australia Day 2014 Resources

“On Australia Day we come together as a nation to celebrate what’s great about Australia and being Australian” (reference). This year Australia Day falls on Sunday, January the 26th. I have blogged a few resources which teachers may like to use during week 1. At the bottom of the post you will find a link to resources which I blogged last year and you may like to use these too. […]