Circumnavigating Tech Integration with Ozobots

Whilst many schools now have access to robots (Spheros, Beebots, Ozobots, You-name-it-bots), the # 1 challenge is how to meaningfully integrate their use. Rebecca shares an interesting way she utilised Ozobots to enhance her school’s Geography focused unit. I wanted to integrate their weekly STEAM sessions with their Inquiry unit through the use of Ozobot…

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Hook, Line and Tinkercad

The idea of making anything using our 3D printers and building with Lego would send most K-6 students into bewildered excitement. Whenever I have jobs on the go, students flock to the printers and stare in amazement at the process occurring before them. I recently had the pleasure of working with Year 3 on a…

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Metacognition Made Easy

On the drive home after school, I will often reflect on the teaching day. I think about how today’s lessons went, what worked well and what definitely did not go according to plan and I reflect on how I can improve my practice for tomorrow. Metacognition, a fancy pants word that describes the process of…

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HANDS ON PD + 1

Designing and facilitating professional learning is not an exact science. We all recognise this fact and are therefore always looking for ways to maximise precious time. This year I led a professional learning workshop that I believe engaged teachers in a way I’ve not seen before. The concept was simple- each staff member brings along…

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