I’m sitting on the back porch of a small lodge at the base of Mt Buller listening to the babbling sound of rushing water on the Delatite River. As I gaze up from this iPad I see many differing shades of green trees sprinkled with the odd yellow-leaved deciduous tree… Read more“Teaching Writing? (part 1)”
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Thanks to Greg Carroll from New Zealand for the link. Worth considering>
Sometimes you get a surprise and this was true for me recently when I visited a display of young students passion projects. I think I see a little of our Australian Cricket Captain, Michael Clarke’s style at the stumps in this display. It’s great to see the student’s engagement in… Read more“Passion Projects”
I’ve just finished reading the authorised biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. I bought the book while travelling to the States in June of this year where everyone seemed to be reading it and finally made the time while on holidays to finish this “warts and all” account of his… Read more“Lessons from Steve Jobs”
I’m not sure this works for adults – hence my go at this for my staff but I can see this as a hit for students as they review their inquiry topic. I will post the wallwisher link for those interested in exploring this. The log on and account creation… Read more“Using sticky notes on a wall to promote dialogue about a school’s purpose”
Men In Film Once again Philip Scott Johnson does a great job in creating visual art this time about men in film. I know I recognised at least half the men in the film. The list appears below – look at the film first before you read this list then… Read more“Can you guess the men in this film?”
Monet from Philip Scott Johnson on Vimeo. Once again Philip has excelled himself with this clip on Monet – worth a look. I have seen a few of Monet’s works here in Melbourne and in Paris many years ago.
Thanks to Liz Davis I discovered maps of the world of different data sets. This make instant and visual data that students can interpretate. A really valuable resource.
December 8th marked 28 years since John Lennon’s death. There was a small column in newspaper that attracted my attention and got me thinking. John Lennon wrote a number of songs that I believe still have currency today – “Imagine” being one of them. I recently listed to a TED talk by noted speaker… Read more“Imagine if……”