Friday, April 29, 2011

The Courage to Blog with Students

This is a great article from Education Week. It has some very interesting reasons for why blogging is an important learning and self reflection tool for learners and teachers. It breaks information into Tips...

Tip #1: The best way to get your feet wet without drowning is to use a group blog

Tip #2: Teach students how to write comments

Tip #3: Use what you already have in your teaching plan, with some minor modifications

Tip #4: Practice commenting without computers

Tip #5: Make student use of the class blog a privilege

Tip #6: You can't emphasize safety too much

Tip #7: Decide how you will choose user names

Tip #8: communicate with parents early on

Check it out and share your thoughts!

The Courage To Blog With Students

Sunday, April 10, 2011

e-Learning Essential in Education

This is a sure indication that Teachers need to step up to teach, use and integrate e-Learning into daily routines.  The world is ever evolving and also the rate that ICT is moving. It is paramount for us as educators to take that on board. The role to empower our future generations with the skills that will support their survival in thinking, e-Learning, ICT skills and social networking contexts is essential. Have you integrated e-Learning into your reading, writing and numeracy programmes?

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Borland Lodge Adventure and Education Trust

Clifden Suspension Bridge

Hall & Kitcen Facilities

Camp Cooking


Camp Fire & Marshnellows

Burnt Ridge Track

Bivvy Making

Borland Lodge what a great place for Education Outside The Classroom...hiking, abseiling, kayaking, river crossing and much, much more plus great accomodation...

Growing great leaders, taking students in the depths of nature away from home comforts, focussing on team building, setting SMART goals and over coming personal is amazing to see students grow within themselves before your eyes!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Gever Tulley teaches life lessons through tinkering | Video on

Discovery Time maybe not quite like this within our school but this is excellent example of what we as teachers need to allow students to do "Take Risks" and allow self directed learning.  The students get the opportunity to use their imaginations and creative problem solving.  When given the tools, material and guidance the world is definitely their oyster!