Episode 62 – Kindergarten Shock, The ‘Kambrya Effect’, Content V Method & Dodgy Days Off

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

‘The Kindergarten Shock’, Scott Lewis, Voice of San Diego, 25/7/16, viewed 26/7/16

‘Student boom at Kambrya after documentary puts school on the map’, Henrietta Cook, The Age, 14/7/16, viewed 20/7/16

‘The School the World Needs to Know About’, Alex Epstein, medium.com, 8/7/16, viewed 26/7/16

The DigiCon 2016 Special (Episode 61)

For the second year in a row, we were honoured to be given an opportunity to be a ‘voice’ at DigiCon 2016. Thank you to Bec Spink and the DigiCon team for allowing us the opportunity. We hope you enjoy our coverage of the conference.

Some resources discussed below:

Aaron Davis’ blog: http://readwriterespond.com/

To gather more resources and find out more about the educators and guests who appeared in this episode, we encourage you to follow their handle on Twitter.

Aaron Davis – @mrkrndvs

Dean McLaren – @Seedsforgrowth

Ash Leung – @LeungAsh

Brette Lockyer – @brettelockyer

Katelyn Hurley & Lauren McShanag – @hellokaddy1 & @lauren_mcshanag

Erin McNamara & Tamryn Kingsley – @ErinMcNamara20 & @KingsleyTamryn

Bec Spink – @BecSpink

John Pearce – @mrpbps

And of course, a plethora of other brilliant educators that can be found within the #DigiCon16 stream on Twitter.

 

Episode 60 – Human Teachers, The ‘F’, PISA Pondering & The Staff Bathroom

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

Jane Caro’s musings on ABC’s The Drum can be viewed HERE

‘Is it becoming too hard to fail? Schools are shifting toward no-zero grading policies’, Moriah Balingit & Donna St. George, The Washington Post, 5/7/16, viewed 12/7/16

‘Altering teaching to improve international ranking  tests may take joy out of learning’, Lucy Clark, Good Weekend – The Age, 9/7/16, viewed 9/7/16

‘Is standardised testing putting too much pressure on kids?’, Kelsey Munro, The Age, 9/7/16, viewed 10/7/16

Episode 59 – The Performance Era, Education Budget ‘16, Student Tech Leaders & Rick Had A Little Lamb

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

‘The “Performance Era”‘, Will Richardson, willrichardson.com, 3/5/16, viewed 2/3/16

‘Federal Budget 2016: $1b back-to-basics test for schools’, Samantha Maiden, Herald Sun, 1/5/16, viewed 1/5/16

‘Mandy Squires:Compulsory VCE maths a formula for failure for some kids’, Mandy Squires, Geelong Advertiser, 2/5/16, viewed 2/5/16

Episode 58 – Writing Worries, Kids & News, Staffroom Items & “Knees Together!”

In this episode we cited and discussed the following articles:

‘Writing is on the fall for senior school students’, Henrietta Cook, The Age, 20/4/16, viewed 24/4/16

‘And now for the bad news – media content scares half of kids’, Cosima Marriner, The Sydney Morning Herald, 24/4/16, viewed 24/4/16

’24 Weird Things You Find In Every School Staffroom’, Sophie Gadd, BuzzFeed, 21/4/16, viewed 24/4/16

Episode 56 – Topsy Terms, Teachers Going Viral, No Pay iPad & Hot Buttered Rolls

In this episode we cited and discussed the following articles:

‘Our schools need a holiday from chaotic term breaks’, Frank FitzGerald, The Age, 5/4/16, viewed 6/4/16

‘Primary school teacher is sacked after video of her twerking in a bikini in Mexico sweeps the web and is spotted by outraged parents’, Gerard Couzens, Daily Mail Australia, 10/4/16, viewed 10/4/16

‘Parents protest school computer policies, refuse to pay for iPads’, Timna Jacks, The Age, 5/4/16, viewed 11/4/16

‘See the dodgy 1982 lunch menu that fed a Melbourne primary school’, Jamie Duncan, Herald Sun, 11/4/16, viewed 11/4/16

Episode 54 – Education’s Purpose, Homework Angst, Public School Praise & Student Sickies

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

‘Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let’s ban elementary homework’, Heather Schumaker, Salon, 6/3/16, viewed 8/3/16

‘In praise of state schools – and their teachers’, Richard Teese, The Age, 7/3/16, viewed 7/3/16

Episode 51 – Out of School Apps, Data Difficulties, Gender Equality & Natural Disasters

In this episode we discussed a range of topics that we are experiencing in the classroom at this very minute. As a consequence, we only cited one article this week…

‘Mother pulls children from Frankston High School over transgender awareness rules’, Rita Panahi, Herald Sun, 7/2/16, viewed 8/2/16

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