The Power of “I Don’t Know”

Source: www.edutopia.org

Showing students how to make Google do the work with more specific search terms.  Author suggests a ‘Timed Treasure Hunt’ and verifying the results….

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Reading Australia – Home

This is the Reading Australia Home page. Copyright Agency has developed Reading Australia to make significant Australian literary works more readily available for teaching in schools and universities. These works are being supplemented with online teacher resources and essays by popular authors about the enduring relevance of the works.

Source: readingaustralia.com.au

A great resource when more digital content is made available.

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iMovie trailers – A Fun & Easy Icebreaker! – teachingwithipad.org

“Here is a great ice breaker activity for you if you have a few iPads to use in your classroom.

 

You will need around one iPad per group of 2-6 students. Or, if you only have one iPad, create a trailer as a class.

 

iMovie trailers is a very fun and easy way to create awesome short videos. Your class will probably be able to finish within one to two hours.”

Source: teachingwithipad.org

Need to try more of these to engage students with iPad technology.

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Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement

“A while back, I was asked, “What engages students?” Sure, I could respond, sharing anecdotes about what I believed to be engaging, but I thought it would be so much better to lob that question to my own eighth graders. The responses I received from all 220 of them seemed to fall under 10 categories, representing reoccurring themes that appeared again and again. So, from the mouths of babes, here are my students’ answers to the question: “What engages students?””

Source: www.edutopia.org

A couple of basic strategies we are already using – and a couple more as a good reminder to support student engagement – Mix it up!

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Design Beautiful Ebooks Using Powerpoint

You don’t have to have an art degree to make a beautiful Ebook! Here’s how to do it in four, simple steps.

You spend a lot of time making sure the content that goes into your Ebooks is unique and of high quality, right? So why wouldn’t you do the same with your Ebook design?

Source: blog.hubspot.com

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Advocacy for the TL position . . . continues . . . .

The process has to go beyond the mumbles and grumbles of those who can see the writing on the wall!

This published article documents the process the TL network in the ACT used to ‘shore up the leak’ of available positions.

http://www.asla.org.au/site/DefaultSite/filesystem/documents/weather_makers.pdf

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A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit

Source: toolkit.aitsl.edu.au

* The Essential Guide to Professional Learning which has three sections: Evaluation, Leading Culture and Innovation. Each of these areas has a downloadable resource.

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