Signing off on blogging for EDC3100

Well the end is near for this semester and I am so relieved.  I am exhausted from blogging, researching, following fellow students, blogging on their blogs and the rest of it!  Professional experience is a whole experience in itself which I have been blessed with a lovely little class of 5 and an amazing mentor….

First Week Done

The first week of professional experience was interesting.  I have so much information to absorb and learn in 3 weeks.  My mentor is amazing.  She has given me so many ideas and is always asking for my thoughts and reflections on activities that I have run, or taken part in with the class.  I have…

Professional Experience

Well it is the night before Prac starts and I am in two minds.  I am excited it is finally here, and then I am feeling very nervous and anxious for a variety of reasons. So here it goes, my previous placement I had a mentor who had never had a prac student before.  She…

Create a Website… say WHAT?

Assignment 3, where to begin?  Firstly I know I need to go and read the billion forum posts about Assignment 3.  Before that though, I need to read the assignment task sheet, then the butterflies will come, move onto the forum posts and I the panic will set in, and then comes the anxiety when…

The Honest Power of Youtube

Hi again, another amusing blog I have found this evening, a fellow EDC3100 posting about how she uses YouTube, if we were all so honest 🙂 Jacqui shares on her page https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/61714311/posts/1437660434 the uses she has had for YouTube this past week. To continue on from Jacqui’s post I wanted to share what I have used…

Professional Experience Meet & Greet

Today I had the pleasure of meeting my professional experience mentor and the four beautiful little students in her class.  3 boys and 1 girl and i have prep for the very first time.  I am very excited about this!  And honestly…. I am terrified also…. 🙂 I had time to ask a few questions…

Assignment 2 submission = done!

The only word I can think to explain assignment 2….wow!  What a task.  I am sure everyone will agree with me on that!  I find it so amazing how we can spend so much time on one task, and still be unsure if what we have done is correct!  I was very unsure of my…

Mid Semester Break.. or is it?

Mid semester uni break…….. or is it?   I love a good mid semester break….. especially when I have assignments to work on.  No sarcasm intended here….. I actually love working on my assignments when there is no weekly work to do.  I, like many of my fellow students seem to work better when there is…

Red Balloon Grammar Cops

Well I just loved this. Such a fantastic way to get students into the learning.  It made me want to log into twitter and see how many grammar mistakes I could find.  It got me thinking about all the fb updates I see and would do myself that are incorrect.  I have been thinking, it…

More to Teaching than Educating, its about building Relationships

After Cyclone Debbie made her grand entrance last Thursday my family and I went off on our quick trip to Woodgate, which is just 45mins south of Bundaberg on the East Coast of Qld.  We drove through heavy rain, but we were blessed with beautiful weather and were safe.   While away I had my…

Digital Technologies & ICT Capabilities

I have been reading through fellow students blogs and stumbled across an article that I thought was too good not to share.  Click the link to be taken to it – http://digitaltecheducation.weebly.com/bits–bytes-blog/whats-the-difference-between-ict-capabilities-digital-technologies-learning-area I particularly liked this section on the website, clear cut and simple!  The difference between “using ICT” and “creating ICT” is like the…