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Ban Boring homework – Passion Projects

I am presenting at TeachMeet Macquarie later this afternoon. Here is a copy of the slides I will be sharing for anyone interested in exploring Passion projects with their students. Passion Projects help to make homework meaningful. They are also enjoyable, engaging, enriching and empowering for all students. They meet NSW English curriculum outcomes and they allow
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Preparing global citizens in Year 6

Year 6 have just completed their first unit of inquiry for the term. Using the transdisciplinary theme of ‘How We Express Oursleves’ and the Central Idea ‘people express themselves using technology’ they have been exploring ways technology has enriched our lives, from art, to communication to careers. They have surveyed family and friends to discover
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Ban Boring Homework – Use blogging instead

Last week I attended the fabulous TeachMeet 5 Squared hosted by @simon_harper3. I gave the following presentation. Ban Boring Homework – Use blogging instead. In this five minute presentation I gave a glimpse into the way we use blogging to engage our year 6 students in reading, writing, presenting and reflecting on their learning, using Edublogs student
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Passion Projects and Student Blogging

My school’s homework policy is designed to ensure students only complete tasks that are meaningful, for the purposes of reinforcing classroom learning and building connections with home. This term Year 6 are once again completing Passion Projects. These projects are designed to be completed during the term, thus introducing them to tasks that take time.
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