This week we investigate the Genius Hour movement – where students get the chance to “make their passions come alive”. We talk with Fiona Tonissen, year 4 teacher, eLearning Leader and inspirational teacher about how she uses Genius Hour in her classroom.
There are almost no limits to the possibilities to use these dice in any subject area. You can have any number of dice and add numbers, images of just about anything, words, questions….just use your imagination and sense of fun.
Communicate your ideas in an instant with Skitch. Annotate images, photos, maps and more to add shapes, text, and highlights. Let your creative
juices free in this great app that is linked to Evernote.
This week we focus on “Positive Schools” and how they support the well-being and learning of students and teachers Craig shares some apps we can use to encourage a positive approach to life and learning
With a built in sensor, check your calmness at any moment. Tune into the moment and take appropriate action with this app to create a better understanding of yourself. With tutorials to take action, this app tunes into you at regular intervals during the day.
QR Codes are a powerful way to link the real and virtual worlds but they don’t have to be boring. Make your QR Codes inspirational and easy to distinguish using Visualead.com on line or the simple app Fancy QR
If you are getting a little tired of boring hyperlinks in your blog or just want to make the links more appealing and easier to identify for younger students then SQWORL is perfect. It is a very quick way to create graphic bookmarks for web sites. We used it to share some of our links for today….just click click on the image below.
This episode we chat about the things that inspired us at the Victorian Information Technology Teachers 2013 Conference and interview two inspiring teacher participants – Georgie Barrow and Heather Francis for their biggest “take aways”. And pose the question – how was the VITTA Conference like Google Glass?
An art studio for artists of all ages, from stick figures to the subtlety of chiaroscuro this app enables you to create photo-realistic art in a huge range of styles and effects…….so many possibilities.
“Every child has a story” and this app makes it easy to tell the story as a stunning online book. The lite version is all you will need for to create books from the youngest to most sophisticated writer. But if you want to add voice and a few other touches you can always purchase the full pack.
In this episode we focus on thinking, sharing some of our inspirational learning from Professor Reuven Feuerstein’s model of Instrumental Enrichment and discuss how this model can be applied to support student learning with some of these simple apps and web sites.