Part 1: First Steps to New Thinking.

This post is the first in a series of posts about my faculty’s journey toward implementing the NSW K-10 PDHPE syllabus, released earlier in 2018. The aim of this series is twofold – blogging always helps me reflect on what I do, so it’s a therapy for me. The second reason is that should you … Read more Part 1: First Steps to New Thinking.

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I love it when a semi hatched plan comes together

Ever since I started PE teaching I think I’ve tinkered with a way to make practical skills observation authentic and manageable. I always seemed to end up with reams of paper and time intensive teacher centered activity as the result. With the advent of mobile technology, I’d hoped that the solution would be closer, but … Read more I love it when a semi hatched plan comes together

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My Twitter Follow/Unfollow/Block Philosphy

I’ve recently reflected on why I follow Twitter users, and what criteria I use to finish following people. I’d also recently read that it’s periodically important to publicise what your social media user tipping points are, and to let your network know. So here goes:      

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The Fog of the platform wars

In most wars, both sides think they are fighting for truth, justice and the ultimate success over the other side. A lot can get lost in the “fog of war”. Collateral damage can result when the conflict spills into areas it was never meant to go. Innocent people get hurt, areas can be made uninhabitable … Read more The Fog of the platform wars

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 3,300 times in 2010. That’s about 8 full 747s. In … Read more 2010 in review

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2010 Edublog Award nominations

It’s time to give a shout out to the sources of my inspiration for 2010 in my Edublog Award Nominations . Let me start by saying that it was extremely hard to nominate just one person or blog in each category. And the more I thought about it, I realised that I have a PLN … Read more 2010 Edublog Award nominations

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QR excursion note

One really simple way of using QR Codes in everyday teaching is to put them on an excursion note. In this case, the code leads to a Wallwisher wall, where I can leave up to minute information about the excursion for the students and their parents. If the weather is dodgy, for instance, I can … Read more QR excursion note

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The Response

I recently asked for a commitment on maintaining funding for Digital Education Revolution laptops  after the next election from the Federal Minister for Education, and her opposite number. Here is the Government response. What do you think? The Response I’m yet to hear from Christopher Pyne. I’ll let you know if I do.

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Gaming linked to learning authenticity

In the near future, my family and I will be going on a trip to Italy. During our conversations about what we would like to do and see there, my eldest son had a request about our visit to Florence. He began to rattle off names of landmarks and historical figures associated with Florence and … Read more Gaming linked to learning authenticity

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