2018 is my 12th year teaching. This year, I am continuing my work with @KateFrewin and classroom teachers to implement the Digital and Design Technologies across the Primary Campus. 2018 also sees our BYOD program expand to include Year 3 classes. This has included the introduction of a new technology training program to help our smallest technology users start off on the right foot. Supporting student devices, combined with the management of a Maker Space, the support of classroom teachers and teaching my own lessons, keeps me very busy indeed!
My classroom experience has stretched across the primary years of schooling and has taken me between public, private and international systems. My role as eLearning Coordinator at my school is one that I am exceeding excited about doing. I love engaging with technology and enjoy revitalising my practice with it. In recent years, I have become a Certified Apple Teacher, Microsoft Certified ICT Peer Mentor and Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert.
I am fortunate to work at a school that values the increasing importance of information and communication technology (ICT) in education. The school is a K-12, coeducational independent college in South-East Queensland, Australia. Students from Years 4 to 12 participate in a BYOD (Bring You Own Device) program, which allows IOS and Windows devices. The College leverages an Office 365 environment, with classes working in OneNote Class Notebooks and Microsoft Office online as well as a variety of other apps and webtools including Class Dojo.
My name is Laura. I am a teacher and the eLearning Coordinator on the Primary Campus at an independent school in Australia. No two days are ever the same in the classroom. Education is changing, as are the needs of learners. The role of technology in education is something I have a firm belief in and passion for. Visit my blog to see what I have been doing in the classroom and what has caught my eye in the tech world