What’s in my tool kit? (2016 edition)

Wow – two posts in less than a week! I want to go back to the original purpose of this space – to share what I do, and the tools that I use to hopefully make my teaching engaging and Continue reading What’s in my tool kit? (2016 edition)

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Who owns a PLN?

Failed at the first hurdle! In my last post I said I was going to commit to a more regular contribution in this space. A combination of being time poor and an increasing reluctance to bother has meant that hasn’t Continue reading Who owns a PLN?

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“Tomorrow gets me higher”

I’m making an effort to blog more often. In fact, my aim this year is to set a goal of one post per month and just reflect on what I’ve experienced in the job, rather than just lobbing something out Continue reading “Tomorrow gets me higher”

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21st Century skills – no tech in sight. Just rope and imagination.

I was reflecting this afternoon on the hackneyed term “21st Century Skills/Learning”, after having had an awesome time with my 9 PASS (Physical Activity and Sport Studies) elective class. I worked with some 21st Century Learners and it blew me away. Continue reading 21st Century skills – no tech in sight. Just rope and imagination.

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Fail Faster. It’s difficult, but necessary.

I’m working on a local regional project called Cloud School. The idea is that we offer on-line courses for kids that may want extension help in some subjects (Maths and Chemistry) or a chance to some interest based learning (Visual Continue reading Fail Faster. It’s difficult, but necessary.

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Being a Maker in PE

There’s a lot of talk about the “maker movement” and “maker culture” at the present time. In a nutshell, it’s about using technology to learn as you create solutions to problems, or design blue sky projects. Think Arduino, Raspberry Pi, 3D Continue reading Being a Maker in PE

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Well I didn’t expect that

Today used Kahoot as a quiz to wrap up a First Aid unit I was running with Year 9 PASS (Physical Activity and Sport Studies). I’ve used Kahoot before with classes, but purely as a summative exercise at the end of Continue reading Well I didn’t expect that

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Levels of Difficulty – Google Apps for Education

I’ve been playing with Google Drive at my school for a while now. Part of my role is to support other staff with using Google in their classrooms. I got to thinking today – how could I visually represent the Continue reading Levels of Difficulty – Google Apps for Education

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Dodgeball – threat or opportunity?

I was skimming through my Scoopit feed on Physical Education  when I happened upon an article about Dodgeball. I didn’t Scoopit, but instead tweeted the link, but with an invitation for #pegeeks to comment. My first thought after reading the Continue reading Dodgeball – threat or opportunity?

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It’s game on in my classroom – Level 1

My previous post about an idea for a games based approach to my teaching has sort of developed. Sort of, because I know what I want, but I’m not sure how to do it properly. I want it to be a mixture Continue reading It’s game on in my classroom – Level 1

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