Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Learning Stations in Secondary Schools

Okay, I thought learning stations was such a 'primary' idea that it could never work with older learners.

Turns out I was way wrong...

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Progress on Transitioning Learners

I am slowly distilling my aims for my Google Education Innovation project. This is taking me a long time as I seem to be stuck on Learn, Create, Share and Cybersmart learning. A great pedagogy and curriculum respectively, however, I think they are only a part of what I need to think about rather than the whole. 

I want to see learners transition well from primary to secondary school and to help schools, teachers and learners to do this. 

In the year I am formally focussing on this project, what can I expect to achieve? 

As, Lenva, my patient and thoughtful mentor said:

"You may not do anything new in one year but you could open the door to new ideas"

Friday, 15 December 2017


Managing feedback - both giving and receiving is not an easy task. I have been set a reflection exercise for my #GoogleEI project. A timely reminder for me to think about this aspect of collaboration.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Testing it out with Learners

Learners in a class was asked to volunteer to work with me during their Health class. Six learners volunteered - 5 girls and 1 boy.
Three of these learners were very familiar with online learning and cybersmart learning as they came from schools from within the cluster of schools I work in.
One learner had used a chromebook in another school.

We discussed ways their learning might be helped in the context of cybersmart learning. Their ideas are shown below:
  • working in groups with people you don't know so well
  • take one on one time with teacher to talk about what to work on
  • build stronger relationships with students and teachers - one on one talks, things you want to change or you're not happy about
Learners created a digital learning object about their learning and posted this on their blogs.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Standards for Teacher Registration

I have read the new Standards for the Teaching Profession and will now start using them as labels for my blog posts when I have evidence to demonstrate these standards.