Welcome to the first in our series of MIE Spotlights. In this post we feature Lynette Barker, Teacher Librarian / Learning Technology Coordinator at St Therese’s Primary School.
For the past 2 years I have been a part of the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) program. Thanks to the amazing learning opportunities the program has given me, and the confidence that comes with knowledge and skill growth I am extending my Hands Held Out work in 2017.
Recently I have been chatting to my principal Duilio Rufo ( a supportive and visionary leader) about formalising professional development opportunities offered at school, initially for our staff and potentially for colleagues within our area.… Visit the author's original post
About a year a go I began working on a OneNote system to organise myself.
I wanted a system that worked on most of my devices, which included:
- Phone (iOS),
- Laptop (Surface Pro and later Surface Book),
- Home laptop (MacBook Pro),
- Department imaged Desktops (Windows 7 and Office 2010), and
- Tablet (iPad Mini).
I wanted a system that allowed me to create to do lists, and keep up with school day-to-day activities such as my timetable, weekly events etc.
I had used page templates, and created my own in the past, so decided that I would trial some different set ups and see which worked the best. … Visit the author's original post
Guest post by Ian Fernée, Head of Computing Faculty / 1:1 eLearning Coordinator (Years 10 – 12) St. Patrick’s College Ballarat
I consider coding and the broader notion of computer education in schools to be a constructive means to teach the developing student a plethora of skills that are practical such as learning how to use software: advantageous for cognitive development such as knowledge construction, problem-solving, computational thinking and decision making, and beneficial for forming personal affective and dispositional attributes like self-regulation, resilience, collaboration and creativity.… Visit the author's original post