Everyone Can Code Resources

Everyone Can Code resources Have you seen the 8 Everyone Can Code iBooks developed by teachers for teachers? The iBooks are based around a spiral curriculum model and provide lessons starting from Kindergarten. The available books are:  Get Started with Code 1, designed for K - Year 2 Get Started with Code 2, designed for Year 3 - Year 5 Learn to Code 1 & 2 and Learn to Code [...]

Class VR Kit – Virtually Disrupting ‘Real World Application’ in Learning Design

With 8 headsets, a portal and an app the Class VR kit provides a measured mode of delivering Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) learning tasks in the classroom. The VR library groups collections into learning areas and topics and is growing rapidly. For me it provides a powerful insight into HaSS and Science topics in particular. In terms of skills, the collections provides ample opportunities to develop empathy, [...]

Digital Skills for the Future

We've all heard of IQ and EQ, but what about "DQ" - your Digital Quotient? Sure, it sounds buzzy, but stick with us. The graphic above comes from the DQ Alliance's website,  an organisation that hopes to bridge some of those great digital divides between generations. It breaks down 8 categories of skills, competencies, fluencies and characteristics required to be "digitally intelligent" in today's hyperconnected world. This post from the World [...]

iPad Learning Experiences

Term 3 has been a busy term for iPad Learning Experiences! This has seen 2 primary schools have access to a class set of iPads for a month to simulate a one to one learning environment. The Year 3 class at Shelley Primary School were the first to have the iPads. The year 3’s were so enthusiastic and so was their teacher, Lynn. Lynn was amazed by the ease of which [...]

Invisible Teachers

  Many teachers I meet are invisible teachers. I’m not talking about invisible teaching, where the teacher blends seamlessly into the classroom coaching students on their own journey of learning, but I’m talking about the way that a teacher shares the successes of their teaching and collaborates with like minded peers. Many fantastic teachers read about other’s ideas but end up not sharing their own, putting it down to a busy [...]

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