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MacICT Planning day

We have spent a really useful day at MacICT planning our Showcase presentation and sharing ideas with our colleagues.  After starting with the idea the our presentation would be somewhat of a Shakespearian tragedy as it unfolded we have come up with a format for our Showcase to tell ‘Our Story’ as a tale of [...]

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Parent survey for BYOD

Today an email about the CC21 project went out to the Year 7 class that will be trialling the BYOD initiative with a newly written Australian Curriculum unit of work. Our Ipads and synching trolley have arrived, new furniture will be here soon and our learning ‘centre’ is in it’s early days. All our Apps [...]

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Keeping the ball rolling

We have been ‘playing’ with the iPads and today we were taught how to sync and update them as required. We also found out that when the new iOS 7 (or whatever it is called…) is released in a few months time, we will be able to use the ‘air drop’ system to share and [...]

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SOS: save our stuff????

We had another day planning on Friday to try and organise the two units we are trialling this term and what we need to do in the lead up to the showcase. Because our programs are only just beginning to be implemented (one doesn’t start for another few weeks) we won’t have ‘finished product’ student [...]

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What holiday?

The ball is well and truly rolling on our projects! We have started implementing our ‘Neo-Shakespeare’ unit with year 9 and even though it has only been a few lessons things are running smoothly. I did encounter a problem today trying to use a site called ‘todaysmeet.com’ in which I was hoping students could show [...]

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Flavour of the week…

This week we are maintaining our reputation as ‘swingers’, no wait, that sounds wrong…maybe ‘mind changers’ would be more appropriate. Despite having (finally) ordered our 10 iPad minis we have decided to cancel the order and instead have the school purchase 16 retina display iPads. These will be used in our trial programs for the [...]

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Neo-Shakespeare in the classroom

Another productive planning day. Today we were working on a program for year 9 that we intend to trial next term. The program is almost complete, the assessment task has been written and we are working on creating and locating resources. The unit is based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, with a focus on appropriation/adaptation. [...]

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Making Progress…and more work…

We had a productive day working on our project- which has once again morphed and grown! We had planned to go through a new sustainability unit written for year 7 as part of the national curriculum and integrate technology with a view to using this unit as part of our BYOD trial. However we quickly [...]

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Tech Trials (and tribulations)

So our iPads have been ordered (so I’m told) and the Year 7 Sustainability programme has been written. I’m actually yet to see this, but have been playing around with some Web 2.0 Tools that we might be able to integrate into the unit and use with our BYOD trial. I’ve been using Edmodo for [...]

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Sustainability unit

The Sustainability unit, the basis for the innovation incorporating the new curriculum, is well underway with two teachers taking time to finish the unit. Once this is done we will look at imbedding pedagogy that uses ICT in a meaningful manner. For this we will need to start to research and investigate tools that can [...]

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