5 Ways Teachers Can Use OneNote
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5 Ways Teachers Can Use OneNote

There’s a lot to learn about OneNote. And like many things, the more you learn about it, the more likely (and able) you are to embrace it as a useful teaching and learning tool. Described as a digital 3-ring binder, or the Swiss Army Knife of note-taking, OneNote has any features designed with education in mind. 

1. Distribute content to students
2. Present engaging content
3. Manage group work and collaboration
4. View evidence of learning
5. Give students feedback Continue reading

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Tools & Techniques For Giving Students Feedback In OneNote
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Tools & Techniques For Giving Students Feedback In OneNote

Feedback  has a significant effect on student learning and has been described as “the most powerful single moderator that enhances achievement” (Hattie, 1999). One of the great things about OneNote is that there is many different ways to leave feedback on student work and assignments. Here are two handy feedback TOOLS and seven different feedback TECHNIQUES you might find useful. Continue reading

5 OneNote Tips To Pass Onto Your Students With iPads
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5 OneNote Tips To Pass Onto Your Students With iPads

I think teachers sometimes assume students just know stuff about tech’. Like they somehow just know how to use a device properly. Or, they know how to learn with it.

I liken it to teaching someone how to swim. You wouldn’t start in the deep end right? You’d start in the shallow end, or maybe even the baby pool. You’d give a lot of direction and a lot of support and a lot of positive encouragement. 

With this in mind, here are five quick OneNote tips to pass onto students with iPads. Continue reading

Tech integration in HPE: Linking, discussing, exploring, observing and brainstorming.
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Tech integration in HPE: Linking, discussing, exploring, observing and brainstorming.

I recently had the opportunity to spend some time with a couple of Phys Ed teachers and explore tech integration in Health and Physical Education. We’d arranged to meet at a high school near their own to discuss, explore, observe and brainstorm together. We squeezed a lot into four and a half hours. Thought I’d share some of … Continue reading

Cooperative Learning in Phys Ed – Self reflection and brainstorm
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Cooperative Learning in Phys Ed – Self reflection and brainstorm

One of my fav middle school Phys Ed units is based around jump rope. To summarise the unit really briefly: students are taught some basic skills and safety pointers, then put into pairs and challenged to create a routine to music incorporating a set list of skills. Students ‘peer teach’ themselves the set list of skills by viewing task cards and watching videos, … Continue reading

What model or framework of tech integration is best?
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What model or framework of tech integration is best?

Recently I read an online teacher discussion centred around the question ‘how many teachers are using the SAMR model in regards to integrating technology in your practice?’  The comments and responses introduced me to a variety of ‘models/tools/processes’ I had not heard of before. Up until know, I’d only really known about SAMR, and a little about TPACK. Heres a whole … Continue reading