Episode 65 – The Weary Teacher, The Conference Agenda, ICT Assimilation & Dress Up Days

In this episode we cited and discussed the following article:

‘A weary teacher’s most spirited lesson’, Julia Baird, The Age, 13/8/16, viewed 13/8/16

The link to the graphic shared by Derek Wenmoth in his keynote presentation can be found HERE

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 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

Episode 16 – Handwriting, Sharing Expertise, World Teachers’ Day & Teaching Practicum Mishaps

In Episode 16 we discussed and cited the following articles & blog posts:

‘Students’ handwriting remains the mark of learning’, Mel Campbell, The Age, 31/10/14

Great Techie Brekkie Examples (thanks @willie42 & @BecSpink):

* Bell PS Staff Techie Brekkie

* Aitken Creek PS Techie Brekkie

“My daughter can be whatever she wants. As long as she’s not a teacher.”, Rebecca Sparrow, Mamamia, 31/10/14

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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Episode 7 – DLTV2014 Wrap, Laptop Leases #2, Goal Setting & Bike Ed Blunders

The links below relate to our overview of the DLTV Annual Conference 2014:

Presentations don’t make a conference, people do – by Aaron Davis

#DLTV2014 Twitter stream – have your scrolling button ready!

‘All In It Together’ – Rick’s short reflection on networking at a conference