Episode 50 – 1st Week, iCloud Breakage, Student Worries & The Class Bird

In our 50th (milestone!) episode we cited and discussed the following articles:

‘School’s in – and Mum ran over my iPad’, Chris Johnston, The Age: National, 31/1/16, viewed 31/1/16

‘Back to School: how to back up your kid’s iPad’, Adam Turner, The Age: Digital Life, 1/2/16, viewed 1/2/16

‘I wish my teacher knew…’: Young students share their ‘heartbreaking’ worries in notes’, Kashmira Ganda, Independent, 17/4/15, viewed 2/2/16

Episode 48 – “Lightweight” Christmas Programs, iPad Delirium, Violence in Schools & Dibber Dobbers

In this episode we cited and discussed the following articles and posts:

‘They don’t need no education in the final weeks of school’, Henrietta Cook, The Age, 7/12/15, viewed 7/12/15

‘I gave my students iPads – then wished I could take them back’, Launa Hall, The Washington Post, 2/12/15, viewed 8/12/15

‘Police called to Victorian schools more than 800 times as students attack teachers’, Peter Mickelburough, Sunday Herald Sun, 5/12/15, viewed 8/12/15

 

Episode 47 – Paid Parents, Open Plan Dilemmas, Tablet Toddlers & The Staff Car Park

In this episode we cited and discussed the following articles:

‘Parents paid £600 ‘to help their children with homework”, Graeme Paton, The Telegraph, 15/11/13, viewed 30/11/15

‘Schools hit a wall with open plan classrooms’, Henrietta Cook, The Age, 23/11/15, viewed 30/11/15

‘Tablets reshaping the way preschoolers develop, play and learn’, Cosima Marriner, The Age, 29/11/15, viewed 30/11/15

 

Episode 46 – Social Isolation, Sensitive Issues, Indigenous Languages & The Silly Season

In this episode we cited and discussed the following posts, articles and projects:

‘Stop saying technology is causing social isolation’, Hector L. Carral, Digital Culturist, 18/10/15, viewed 15/11/15

Click HERE for the ‘social isolation’ themed images and HERE for the project entitled ‘Removed’ that were mentioned in our first topic.

‘VCE Indigenous language students awaken ‘sleeping’ Dhudhuroa tongue’, Timna Jacks, The Age, 10/10/15, viewed 12/10/15

Episode 26 – Reading Levels, Tech Teachers, BYOD Take 2 & First Aid Training

In this week’s episode, we cited and discussed the following articles and blog posts:

‘What K-2 teachers want parents to know – Reading levels’, Kelly Pisani, Creating A Learning Environment, 24/2/15, viewed 9/3/15

‘Why technology will never replace teachers’, Steve Wheeler, Learning with ‘e’s –  My thoughts about learning technology and all things digital, 6/2/15, viewed 23/2/15

‘BYOT’, Mal Lee, Mal Lee, 5/2/12, viewed 2/3/15

‘Bring Your Own Disaster: Why Most BYOD Deployments In Schools Are Like My Instagram Experience’, Mike Reading, Education Technology Solutions, 27/11/14, viewed 23/2/15

‘Preparing for BYOD In Australian Schools 2014’, Leonie Smith, The Cyber Safety Lady, 9/1/14, viewed 23/2/15

Episode 8 – Devices on Camp, LOTE, Contracts & Yard Duty Beatings

 

‘Two-thirds of new teachers on contracts’ – Jewel Topsfield ‘The Age

Below is an extract from the ‘Electronic Devices on Camp’ contract that Rick sent home with students prior to Grade 5 camp:

ELECTRONIC DEVICES ON CAMP

Dear Parents,

We understand many students use their electronic device (iPod, iPad etc) to take photographs and that the camera on these devices is the only one they own.

We are happy for parents to give permission for their child to bring their device with a camera to camp, if they do not have a standard camera.

The following guidelines will apply:

  • Personal cameras/devices are the sole responsibility of the student whilst on camp. The school has no liability over loss, misuse or damage to the device
  • Students are not to make phone calls or send text messages from their devices  (if they have this capability)
  • Students are not to upload photos to any non-school social networks they may be members of (ie. Instagram) whilst on camp

If your child will be bringing their personal device to camp, please complete the short contract below and hand to your child’s class teacher on the morning of camp.

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I __________________am happy for my child to bring their personal device to camp and have read and understood the guidelines with my child.

Signed: ______________________________________ (parent)

I__________________ have read the guidelines and understand that I am responsible for the correct use of my device on camp.

Signed:______________________________________ (student)

 

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