Educational Learning and Mobile Technology

 

From http://www.educatorstechnology.com/ – May 1, 2014, 6:04pm

This Educational Learning and Mobile Technology website contains an online library of mobile learning technology including Ipad app suggestions and free downloads including audio books for children, internet safety resources and graphic organizers!

Check out this page of the site which has some really great videos exploring augmented reality in the classroom!

There is an abundance of resources on this new technology so start exploring!  Augmented reality has numerous links to the Technologies curriculum of the Australian Curriculum and the general capability, 

Imagine exploring the implications of this technology for society with the following elaboration in the year 5/6 band in the Digital Technologies processes and production skills sub-strand:

“imagining how the functioning of one type of information system could be applied in a new way to meet a community or national need, for example considering how an electronic tracking system such as a global positioning system (GPS) could be used to find people who are lost”  (ACTDIP021)

Consider the amazing possibilities for learning with this technology!!

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Final Assignment!

Wow, what a crazy learning experience this semester has been!  I am totally exhausted and completely over assignments and study right now.  I have finally finished my last assignment for this semester.  I am very keen to smash out some exam study and finish the semester with a bang.  The count down is on until the end of semester when our exam finishes on Thursday at 10:40am!! I hope everyone is coping well with the final assignements and no one experiences any dodgy computer business.  It has been a long road, and lots of learning has been achieved, but it will feel fantastic to walk out of our exam, knowing that we don’t have to head home and study for anything!! Good luck over the weekend everyone! 🙂

Why I Hate School But Love Education

Why are we teachers? This brilliant video has really struck a chord with me. I have been wondering why we teach, what is our purpose? What is the purpose of education? What am I hoping to achieve as a teacher? My idealistic and philosophical ideas of education have crashed like waves on a rock as I grapple with the misalignment of my ideas and C2C units, prescriptive assessment tasks and NAPLAN. How is it possible that these pathetic excuses for education are synonymous with the true purpose of education. I love that there are others out there that are challenging the institution of education.

SparkleBox

Hi everyone,

If you are looking for some resources for prac, check out SparkleBox.  The site has some great little supplementary resources to support your lessons.  It also has some great signs which will be really helpful when we are building our resource bank.  I am using some of the ideas for spelling to develop my very own Bingo spelling cards.  However, I have already used some of the resources as signs in my previous lesson.  Definately worth a look as they have resources for all key teaching areas and other aspects of the classroom including behaviour management.

Great Video!

Wow!! Check out this brilliant video that Emma has posted on her blog. The message is loud and strong and just what I needed at this point in my prac. Rita has given me such brilliant inspiration to try harder to forge relationships with the students in my class. I can see so many of the students are struggling through the day, just dying to have someone to believe in them, to listen to their stories and forget about home life for a bit.
Every child deserves a champion!

Emma Pails's Blog

Hey guys just one last thing!

Check out this video that my EDX3270 tutors sent out this morning. It is a very inspirational video for all the teachers and future educators out there! Defiantly worth watching guys. It makes me stop and think how powerful and important our job will be when we are educators out in the big bad world! Your students will need to like you to learn from you! Children don’t learn anything from people they don’t like! Every child deserves to be a champion, to be the best that can possibly be. We can do this guys! We are educators, we were born to make a difference.

 

Click on this link to view this inspirational video!

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Nindigully Pub!

I had lunch today at the Nindigully Pub!  The Nindigully Pub is located in the middle of whoop whoop, somewhere around St. George and Dirranbandi!  The pub is a brilliant little pub that is quite the destination for the grey nomads.  The Nindigully pub is famous for their exceptionally large burgers, B & S celebrations and the annual New Year’s Eve fireworks display!  Check out the photos below!  I would definitely recommend spinning over there if you are ever in the region!

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