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staff development day

Recently at our staff development day we were able to meet with our communities of schools including Cherrybrook and Oakhill Dr. Over 120 staff met at Castle Hill RSL to hear about 21st century learning. We heard from Ross Sutherland (Parklea PS) and were inspired by his drive and direction into 21C learners. Then using [...]

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John Purchase continue to move forward with technology.

As a TPL this week JPPS staff learnt about creating, making and developing QR codes with their classes. Above is an example from a kindergarten class who used the new school ipods and ipads to create an Animoto presentation and transfered this to a QR code. This supported our aim in creating multi-modal texts using [...]

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literacy continuum

This is the tracking tool we are using.  You can find it at https://web1.woolgoolga-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/LiteracyContinuum/home.php It is easy to use and very effective

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Kindergarten Ipod uploads

  Kindergarten students were engaged in writing tasks this week. Teachers were busily using their iPods and the tiny scan App to upload work samples to clarify and discuss consistent teacher judgement.   This process was made more beneficial due to the inservicing we had together. Staff learnt from one another, shared ideas and  laughed [...]

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project plan

After a corrupted file, the project plan is in the process of being uploaded!!!!! Yeah

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recent research

Some interesting readings explored What are multimodal texts? (see full text by Anstey & Bull 2010, in Professional Readings) A text may be defined as multimodal when it combines two or more semiotic systems. There are five semiotic systems in total: Linguistic: comprising aspects such as vocabulary, generic structure and the grammar of oral and written [...]

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recent update

TERM 2 update at JPPS … Can you explain how your “collaborative planning” is occurring? How is this being organised, who are the key players and in what ways is it collaborative? JPPS staff are used to working collaboratively so this process fits well into our school plan. The planning for this project occurs across [...]

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meeting 9/4/13

Inspiration was gathered today. We had originally planned to implement a writing component to our project but hearing the first speaker from Apple inspired ibooks and u tunes for us. This is a path which will inspire creativity, a love of literature and allow peer tutoring to continue for both students and teachers!

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Project plan

Goal- Implement a writing unit from Australian Curriculum English in term 2 2013. Assess and track students digitally on the Litercay continuum (using Ipod technolgy) Continue to support implementation of other strands in 2013 term 3 & 4 after evaluation of term 2 successes and areas of development Embed purposeful learning technologies into lessons through [...]

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IPODs and teaching

This week I have looked at Teachscape and the use of Ipods to monitor teaching and learning. This commercial program seems to have its merits but is costly and not tailored to what we are looking for. We have planned a half day corporate program session for each grade early next term where staff will [...]

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