Category Archives: 1.1 Information Literacy and Ourselves as Learners

An introduction to the methods of information literacy in the 21st Century. A consideration of evaluating the authenticity, relevance and bias of information that inundates us; accessing, filtering, evaluating and applying information; awareness of how we learn in a digital landscape.

Course 1 Project

I am very excited about our proposed year long, in depth project ‘The Atelier of Food and Taste’. We are intending to embed technology when it is the most appropriate tool. Below is a diagram showing a broad outline of … Continue reading

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Reinventing Project Based Learning

I felt so optimistic reading this excerpt from ‘Reinventing Project Based Learning’ by Boss and Krauss. Much of the editorial resonated with me. In our Reggio Emilia inspired early Learning Centre much of what we do is centred around ‘Progettazione’. … Continue reading

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Understanding by Design, Six Facets of Understanding

It has been many years since I have read, “Understanding by design” by Wiggins and McTighe. At the time I remember thinking that many of the ideas were not new to primary school teachers, especially if one is familiar with … Continue reading

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NETs for Teachers

When reading the NETs for teachers my first thoughts were yes, it is really important for teachers to know about this, in the same way we have a responsibility to try to keep up to date with current research in … Continue reading

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Project Conundrums

  I have found it so helpful to be able to read other COETAIL participants UbD planners, the possibility of creating these documents in GOOGLE doc form is perfect! I have been finding creating a unit plan for course 1 … Continue reading

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Further thinking about NETs for students

I began exploring the NETs for students two weeks ago and made an initial response. Going back to my blog post and now re-revisiting the NETs sites, I still believe that teachers do have a responsibility to support the children … Continue reading

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Response to ‘Collaborative Learning for the Digital Age’

Another fascinating article. I found this paragraph somewhat terrifying… “I want to suggest a different way of seeing, one that’s based on multitasking our attention—not by seeing it all alone but by distributing various parts of the task among others … Continue reading

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Response to ‘2011 K-12 Horizon Report’

This report gave me much to think about and come to terms with. It is suggested that, “The abundance of resources and relationships made easily accessible via the Internet is increasingly challenging us to revisit our roles as educators.” The … Continue reading

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Response to ‘Adopt and Adapt: Shaping Tech for the Classroom’

I was trying to work out when this article was posted and it looks as if it is at least 3 years old, as the first comment was made in 2008. How do you find out when something was posted? … Continue reading

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Further thinking about my project plan

I have been talking about the integration of ICT with my colleagues in our Early Learning Centre. We naturally work collaboratively as we share spaces and experiences every day. I value their opinions and experience and would always ask for … Continue reading

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