How to Let Your Students Set Up Their Own Classroom

You know that feeling you get? That one where you finally have had enough of your summer break, take yourself into school, and look at the blank walls of your new year's classroom, just itching to fill it with colour and decorations and a reading corner and intriguing objects and all sorts of learning? Isn't there … Continue reading How to Let Your Students Set Up Their Own Classroom

#DigiCon16 Presentation: Coding in the Primary Classroom

This year I presented a couple of sessions at #DigiCon16, DLTV's annual conference. One of the sessions I presented was Coding in the Primary Classroom: An Inquiry Into Gaming with Tamryn Kingsley. We took participants through the process of a unit we taught together with our grade 2 classes. The unit was an inquiry where students made their own games … Continue reading #DigiCon16 Presentation: Coding in the Primary Classroom

Google Slides for Collaborative Literature Circles

My students are participating in Literature Circles this term. This has been introduced in response to a need - it is a way for students to analyse and discuss texts with the support of others, and to encourage accountability for deep comprehension and critical thinking about literature. The focus is not on the book, but on the … Continue reading Google Slides for Collaborative Literature Circles