Category: LearnShifting

Shifting the way our students learn and we teach

SMOOTHIES and Learnshifting

SMOOTHIES stands for ShortMultimodalOnlineOpportunitiesToHelpInterestedEducatorsSucceed These Friday afternoon 15-minute informal online learning opportunities have been running since before the COVID pandemic and were the main reason I ended up running the upskilling training for teachers who potentially had to deliver classes online during the COVID dark days. To a large extent, the Northern Territory was spared…
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Reading Parents – count words read to your kids

Reading Parents – an idea for adapting reading progress to have parents track the number of words they read to their children at home in the same way they might count their steps when they go walking. I don’t work for Microsoft but Reading Progress is a great free tool for use in schools and…
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FAIR – Fun, Aspirational, Inspirational, Respect

When I was reflecting on words I know are crucial to determining purpose, direction and achievement for students, I settled on these four. The fact they formed the word “fair” which in turn is part of the phrase that Australia is famous for, namely giving people a “fair go” made me want to share these…
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Edutech 2022 Starts Tomorrow

Looking forward to Edutech starting tomorrow at the Convention Centre in Melbourne. Lots of great friends to catch up with like Dr Tim Kitchen from Adobe who took us on a tour of Adobe’s new Melbourne Office in South Melbourne. I was joined by Briony and D’lise – two great teachers from Northern Territory schools…
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Podcasting for Beginners

I wanted to share the process of creating a podcast. There is no point creating a podcast if it can’t be shared. Sharing is usually done through a podcast host platform. I happen to use Podbean. Buzzsprout and others are available as well. Most have a free and then paid version. Podcasts can be subscribed…
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Use MS Edge to create free QR codes

MS Edge has a cool free QR Code creator. But sometimes it is hidden in plain sight.

New Year Creative Challenge

I like walking and taking photographs of things. This year I plan to create an Adobe Express Webpage for each month, simply containing a collection of photographs taken on walks, journeys or adventures. There will be three or four of these mini-albums or photo grids for each month. A kind of visual diary. A haiku…
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