Pete (@mr_van_w) asks six (well. five really) questions principals ask before getting on board with new EdTech. John (@jfcatto) brings in some tips for doing better PBL.
Pete: Six Things Principals Are Thinking When They Get Pitched Edtech - Sara Shenken-rich
John: How to Make Sure That Project-based Learning is Applied Well in Schools - Thom Markham (@thommarkham)
After a huge day of flipping radness at Innaburra School, Pete (@mr_van_w) and John (@jfcatto) recap the day and some of the take homes.
Pete (@mr_van_w) get disappointed about the racist backlash after the HSC English exam. John (@jfcatto) asks us to look beyond the bare necessaties for 1:1 tech in the classroom. Pete then recounts a positive twitter chat he had about GBL and Gamification. Finally, he warns against teacher nostalgia idolising the students of past.
Pete: Indigenous poet Ellen van Neerven abused by year 12 English students - Michael McGowan
John: Some blog post that he claims exists but has no proof of.
Pete: The Danger of Teacher Nostalgia - Jennifer Gonzalez
This week, Pete (@mr_van_w) talks about a Sydney school who has found that teaching philosophy increases primary students ability to verbalise higher order thinking. (Correction: Malabar is actually only "Shire-adjacent" #NotMyShire)
"Comrade" John (@jfcatto) exposes "GOP" Pete's ulterior motive in teaching student to code.
Pete: Philosophy lesson lead to better behavior and marks in Sydney school - Pallavi Singhal
John: Tech's push to teach coding isn't about kid's success - it's about cutting wages - Comrade Ben Tarnoff