Category Archives: Kathy Turley

Students taking over the classroom!

Yes!  The students have taken over our classroom in the form of student planned and delivered lessons.  Over the past three years I have given the students in my class the opportunity to teach the class something that interests them … Continue reading

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Look out! I’ve been inspired by great speakers!

The mediocre teacher tells, The good teacher explains, The superior teacher demonstrates, The great teacher inspires. William Arthur Ward I have been inspired by great speakers! This week I had the opportunity to attend one of Australia’s largest technology in … Continue reading

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How cybersmart are we?

Today I attended a professional development session run by ACMA on teaching cyber-safety as part of the Australian Government’s cybersmart program. The day was broken down into 4 modules: booting up, ethical online behaviours, the bottom line and plugging into … Continue reading

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Sticky notes and hopes for 2013

During the holidays I finally discovered Pintrest. What a great site for collecting and sharing teaching ideas. I spent many hours ‘pinning’ new ideas that I wanted to try with my class this year – especially ones that allow my … Continue reading

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BYOD and Primary Schools – Questions and Issues

This year in my year 6/7 class we have trialled allowing students to bring in their own IPads and IPods for school use. Our reasons for this included it allows more students to access school owned devices, students can develop … Continue reading

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The ‘new’ Rules of Engagement

One advantage of being on a school camp traveling from Port Elliot (South Australia) to Yulara (Northern Territory) is that I spend many hours sitting on a bus. The advantage of this is that I now have time to catch … Continue reading

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Teaching Preschoolers to Tweet

  A collegue, Sandy Warner, pointed out an article in the Adelaide Advertiser this morning titled “Tweet time on TV for Preschoolers”.  The article is about an ABC tv show for toddlers called Playschool and how they recently broadcast an … Continue reading

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