Layers of Management

By , Friday, 15th April, 2011

How Homework Should Be

By , Sunday, 20th February, 2011


Safer Internet Day 2011

By , Tuesday, 8th February, 2011

Today is Safer Internet Day – a day designed to help children to learn essential skills about safe social networking.

This year’s theme, ‘It’s more than a game, it’s your life’, aims to get people thinking about safe and responsible use of the internet and social networking sites and highlights the importance of protecting privacy and digital reputation as well as the need for good online etiquette.

The key messages are:

  • Control your digital reputation – things you post online now can affect you in the future.
  • Protect your privacy – make decisions about who sees your information.
  • Be a good friend – treat others online as you want to be treated.

Safer Internet Day activities in Australia are coordinated by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) as part of its cybersmart program. For resources and more information visit the ACMA cybersmart website.

There are quite a few good ideas over at Teaching Themes Staying Safe Online page. I included the Harry the Hacker activity (an activity asking how we can keep our passwords safe) on my homework sheet this week and I am looking forward to the answers coming back. Today we completed the “Who Would you Tell?” activity (an activity about Personal Information) and “True / False” (to see if kids could work out if someone was lying). I was really impressed with these activities.

A Tough Time

By , Friday, 28th January, 2011

Who else likes the start of the new school year??

Black & White Version

Riddle Me

By , Tuesday, 25th January, 2011

Q – What occurs once in every minute, twice in every moment, yet never in a hundred years?

A – The letter “m”

BlogEd Promotional Youtube Clip

By , Tuesday, 14th December, 2010

Here is a Blog Ed Promotional clip that was created by the Department. I was asked to be part of this as I had been using BlogEd and blogging strategies in my Year 2 classroom.

Should the video disappear from YouTube, you can still see it here.

Missing Undies

By , Monday, 6th December, 2010

After having just finished two weeks of the Intensive Swimming Program, I can fully understand the latest comic in the NSWTF’s Education Newspaper.

A Stretched Mind

By , Tuesday, 2nd November, 2010

‘A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.’

– Anonymous

A Nothing Report

By , Thursday, 28th October, 2010

Another great Ginger Meggs Comic, especially at this time of student report writing.

Mother: What’s that you’re hiding Ginger?

Ginger: Oh nothing mum!

Mother: And did you score an”F” on your nothing?

Ginger: Maybe?

The Modern Reading Scheme

By , Wednesday, 27th October, 2010

Another great Ginger Meggs comic.

Mother: Ginger!! Get off the computer and read your book!

Ginger: But I am!

Mother: Facebook doesn’t count

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