Category: April 2013

Term Two Art ideas

It is Monday night. I have spent the day at school preparing my class room for the term ahead. I have also been working hard with my stage buddies on our integrated studies unit of inquiry for this term. Now I am at home relaxing and my thoughts are turning to this term’s art program.

Edmodo- Social media for tweens.

Tween – A child between middle childhood and adolescence, usually between 8 and 12 years old. ‘tween (twin) prep. contraction of between. Edmodo –  (stylized edmodo) is a social learning platform for teachers, students, and parents. It is commonly thought of as the Facebook of schools. I teach Tweens and in my opinion they are deeply social beings. You

How do your students take notes?

My co-teacher and I have been concerned about our students’ note taking skills this year. Perhaps not surprisingly for eleven year old children who complete much of their work using computers, they are fond of cutting and pasting whenever possible. We have discussed extensively with them the need for them to develop note-taking as a skill. How plagiarism