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Investigating Concerns Based Models

I have had one of those moments when I realise I’ve been taking an easier option when looking at change in my context. I had been focusing on the Year 7 course and the implementation of the DT & HM … Continue reading

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Quality Learning with Scratch revisited using ISTE Standards for Students (2016)

Having now realised there is a later version of the standards, I have readdressed the standards and analysed areas I could improve on with reference to using scratch in my classroom. These standards and the indicators listed beneath them at https://www.iste.org/standards/for-students … Continue reading

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Quality Learning with Scratch

I have chosen to discuss using the Scratch platform https://scratch.mit.edu/ as my digital tool. I use this platform to engage Year 9 students in learning about programming. I have used Scratch as a teaching tool for many years and I believe that … Continue reading

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Gathering data

“The ultimate aim of curriculum design and review is to clarify and address priorities for student learning. Schools needs to know who their learners are – their interests, aspirations, and learning needs. This is what should drive the direction of … Continue reading

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Ings, W. (2017). Disobedient teaching: Surviving and creating change in education. Dunedin, NZ: Otago University Press.

I read this book, late last year and wrote the following notes. I believe it is worth looking at now and reminding myself how much I valued the advice in this book. I need to look at the takeaways, to … Continue reading

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Resnick, M. (2017). Lifelong kindergarten: Cultivating creativity through projects, passion, peers and play. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

I’ve just finished reading this book, that I have really enjoyed. These are my notes and reflections from reading the above book. Resnick talks about “The Creative Learning Spiral” as a way to think about the creative process. Imagine -> Create … Continue reading

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Annotated Bibliography – Rogers, E. M. (2003). Chapter 6. Attributes of innovations and their rate of adoption. In Author, Diffusion of Innovations. 5th ed. (pp. 219-266) New York, NY: Free Press.

Rogers, E. M. (2003). Chapter 6. Attributes of innovations and their rate of adoption. In Author, Diffusion of Innovations. 5th ed. (pp. 219-266) New York, NY: Free Press. Description This chapter is discussing the rate of adoption of innovations and … Continue reading

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Annotated Bibliography – Davis, N. (2017). Chapter 2. The Arena framework and a story. In Author, Digital technologies and change in education : The Arena framework (pp 9-33). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Davis, N. (2017). Chapter 2. The Arena framework and a story. In Author, Digital technologies and change in education : The Arena framework (pp 9-33). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. Description This chapter introduces us to the Arena framework developed by Niki Davis. The … Continue reading

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Draft Essay Plan – Take 2

What is my goal for writing this essay? My goal is to review two change models applied to my research area of “How might we successfully change our Y7/8 Technology courses to include aspects of the DT|HM curriculum”.  It will … Continue reading

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Interview with a leader

I have permission from the person I interviewed to share these details publicly. I interviewed my Head of Faculty and I would like to thank her for taking the time to do this for me at an extremely busy time … Continue reading

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