This post is a resource to supplement my presentation at the AISWA HASS Conference in Perth on October 6, 2017. The Year 5 History curriculum offers many rich opportunities to look at our local people, events and stories. The Pinjarra Massacre is a good example, and useful when developing the historical skill of perspective. Practical […]Read More Pinjarra – Battle or Massacre?
MY PHILOSOPHY Why do I teach what I teach within my role of ICT Literacy Teacher, in regard to both colleague and student learners? This expression of my pedagogy is influenced by my own experiences and my personal values. It is also influenced by social and cultural values, awareness of the changing world, my knowledge […]Read More Philosophy of Teaching and Learning – Revisited 2016
The Abstract: You don’t always need to download an app from the iTunes Store. The following web-based apps are free and iPad-friendly. When selecting these apps, I focused on opportunities for creativity and thinking in the Early Years Classroom. BINGO BAKER A great tool for practising basic number facts, or vocabulary terms. No need to […]Read More ‘APPY AS – Notes For My School Presentation
Hi there Aimee In response to your tweet asking for maths investigations around addition and subtraction in Year 3/4, here are a few ideas of mine: FIFTY METRES No, I haven’t tried this one out yet, but I came up with the idea for you in the gym this morning. Now, every AFL-loving student knows […]Read More Dear @aimee_gale
This slideshow was created from the panels of my poster prepared for the Australian Computers in Education Conference, ACEC2012 in Perth, Western Australia, October 2012. My poster was in the form of a giant comic strip comprising these images. It was the culmination of my teacher-inquiry into how oral language and mathematics could be utilised […]Read More Oral Language, Mathematics and iPads in the Grade Two Classroom
You often find out about a great book to read through a friend. In our Grade Two class, we have a daily routine called ‘Postie’. Letters are written and read recommending a good-fit book to a classmate. The Student of the Day becomes the Postie and gets to deliver the letters to others. ‘Postie’ started […]Read More Postie Letters: enhancing Reading and Writing in the Daily Five Classroom
Thanks to the suggestion from my online colleague Jasmine Dwyer, – @jasminedwyer – I revisited my Philosophy of Teaching and Learning to see if it needed an update. The world has changed. Does my Philosophy reflect that? Jasmine suggested I use a “I used to think…but now I think…” framework for the comparison. I have […]Read More MY PHILOSOPHY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING – REVISITED