We are 2 regular teachers in Victoria. Our aim with this podcast and blog is to take some time out of our busy lives to discuss and reflect on the many elements that make up the life of an ordinary public school teacher on the frontline…perhaps with just a little lean towards using ICT across the curriculum.
Rick is a primary teacher from the Bellarine Peninsula with his feet firmly planted in ICT. He teaches across all curriculum areas with a particular focus upon using blogs, online social networking, digital photography and movie making to foster community engagement with the students. Rick is a well-connected educator who actively shares his learning with an extensive PLN across multiple social media platforms.
Adam is a primary teacher from the Surf Coast Cluster who has, in the last 4 years, had a growing interest and passion for all things ICT. After having the opportunity to be a part of the ‘Teaching and Learning in the 21st century’ PD in 2013 he has broadened his teaching horizons to include applications such as Google Docs, blogs and a 1:1 Netbook program to enhance his teaching practices. Adam is also furthering his connections through the use of social media and he hopes to learn from others and their experiences in the classroom via the podcast and blog posts.
Adam and Rick have been friends for over twelve years. Yet, this project is also a result of the learning gained from the ‘Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century’ professional development program funded by the DEECD in 2013.
We don’t pretend to know everything about education and our occupation but we are passionate, willing learners.
All views are our own.