#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

Campfires in Cyberspace: Creating Classroom Spaces for Learners

Having moved this year from a modern open plan, flexible learning area school, to a classroom in an old red brick building built in 1922, I have had some new challenges with learning spaces. I have been considering and implementing the notion of 'Campfires in Cyberspace', a term coined by David D. Thornburg The Campfires in Cyberspace theory considers … Continue reading Campfires in Cyberspace: Creating Classroom Spaces for Learners