Author Archives: Catherine Morton

Unit 12: Digital stories

I’m feeling quite excited. To think l’ve completed the PLN and about to post my digital story! It’s a great sense of satisfaction and achievement. It’s interesting that the frustrations, the enormity of the workload and the feeling of being … Continue reading

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Unit 11: Gaming in education

Online games is a new area for me. I’ve played and enjoyed board games, however don’t have much experience with digital games. So this unit has opened up a whole new area. I can see their application across education could … Continue reading

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Unit 10: Learning and teaching tools 2

FUSE is a treasure trove! I’ve explored different sections and found several useful resources: ‘Bright Ideas’ under the Teachers category, and due to recently covering a unit on research skills with Year 8 students, the SLV Ergo site. As l was familiar with … Continue reading

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Unit 9: Research Tools

While I’m waiting for our IT department to open the door so l can have Firefox installed and then experiment with Zotero, l’ve checked out the SLV databases and Google docs! With each program task l learn, l think ‘this is amazing’ – the range … Continue reading

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Unit 8: Professional learning

The amount of professional learning online is quite amazing. It certainly doesn’t take the place of spending a day with Joyce Valenza or Steve Hargadon and fellow teachers, however it supplements this professional development in an inspiring way. The benefits of … Continue reading

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Unit 7: Pedagogy or technology

Due to returning to the education sector this year and working through the PLN, l’m being exposed to the enormous area of technology in education. Exploring the use of technology in schools highlights so many different aspects for students, staff and parents … Continue reading

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Slideshare

I’ve really enjoyed watching Slideshare presentations & now l’m embedding one of my own! This is a presentation l made up quickly based on some work l’m doing with the Year 8 Learning Suppport students. I can see the value … Continue reading

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