The 2016 Xmas Special (Episode 71)

With special guests Tony Foster, Andy McNeilly and, as always at Christmas, John Pearce.

In this episode, John discussed a book creation project he conducted with students back in the 1990’s. Below is a link to the example he brought along to the podcast. A wonderful Christmas story ‘with a twist’, as John pointed out, created by a Year 3/4 student. Enjoy!

Stephanie’s Christmas Story

The link to the Connecting with your Kids Facebook page can be accessed by clicking the link below.

https://www.facebook.com/connectingwithyourkids/

Episode 49 (The 2015 Extended Xmas Special) – Flexible Bed Times, Coding, Gadgets & Memory, Big Ideas & The Staff Kris Kringle

A special thank you to John Pearce and Claire Piscioneri for sharing the microphone with us in this episode.

Thank you to all our listeners in 2015 that have taken some time out of their busy lives to check in with us. We acknowledge and appreciate the many folk in our PLN that have commented on the blog or on social media, retweeted our links and just spoken to us about the podcast. We are truly humbled and chuffed that you are there with us when we ramble. See you in 2016!

John P's slide rule Photo: en.wikipedia.org

John P’s slide rule
Photo: en.wikipedia.org

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 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 20 – Transition, Poaching ‘The Best’, Slush Funds & Too Many Mugs

In Episode 20, we cited the following articles and blogs:

‘How do schools cope when their best teachers are poached?’, Geoff Maslen, The Age, 8/12/14

‘Victorian schools in $28 million slush fund’, Richard Baker & Nick McKenzie, The Age, 9/12/14

The Education Reformer, Musings by Geoff Maslen