Maree Leopold's Blog (4)

End of Term

Well Term 1 is coming to an end. Only one week to go and what a busy term it has been. As always there have been many issues with the computers around the school. It always seems to happen after we reimage them all in the school holidays.

The Grade 5/6 students are really making effective use of their laptops. It has been great to see them using the laptop on their desks instead of at the back bench is their rooms. It has really allowed the flexibility. It has also been great to see that… Continue

Added by Maree Leopold on March 28, 2009 at 2:01am — No Comments

A new school year

Well another school year is not that far off and I have been doing a few things this week to get myself back into a bit of a routine. In fact 3-4 hours each day so far-timetables, Intel unit updates, Early Years Numeracy data and other odds and ends which will start the year off more smoothly. Once my list is done then I might be bale to do some planning for my teaching.

One of the things I want to have a close look at this year is student engagement and how we can use games and hand… Continue

Added by Maree Leopold on January 12, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Busy Busy

Reports are finished so now it's time to get organised for the coming year. We have a lease expiring and I have to order new computers to replace the old lease. We have decide to go to laptops in our upper grades. This should be exciting as it will free up space on the benches where the computers are now located but it will allow for the children to collaborate in their classrooms and at different spots around the school. I am also going to order some netbooks for use in classrooms around the… Continue

Added by Maree Leopold on November 30, 2008 at 6:05pm — No Comments

New to Ning

I am here at the VITTA conference and have heard all about NING over the past 3 days. This is my opportunity to have a go at making my own Ning. It's actually easy and lots of fun. I can really see how having a Ning will open up an educational community for me. It's also the opportunity to ask questions about things that I might otherwise be a bit embarrassed to ask face to face! Looking forward to adding to my Ning and extending my group of colleagues.

Added by Maree Leopold on November 25, 2008 at 8:26pm — No Comments

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