Juan O'Shea's Blog (15)

End of blog

As it is a new year and I will be teaching a year 2 class this blog will no longer be used.

Keep a eye out for my Google sites classroom blog - coming soon :)

Added by Juan O'Shea on January 20, 2011 at 1:19am — No Comments

International Schools IT Meeting - AIS - Thu Nov 4th 4-6pm

Last week I had a chance to chat with some IT Teachers from other international schools in Singapore.

The main highlights were:

Google Apps…


Added by Juan O'Shea on November 10, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Overview of ICT 2010


Added by Juan O'Shea on October 21, 2010 at 12:51am — No Comments

Concept Mapping with Cmap

Had a great class with year 5/6 using Cmap.

This an excellent tool for creating concept maps - we used it to introduce a unit on transport.

Checkout http://cmap.ihmc.us/

Added by Juan O'Shea on October 12, 2010 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Formal Evaluation PD re: SurveyMonkey

We are always evaluating ourselves and our lessons, today's PD is about how I used SurveyMonkey to formally evaluate myself last term.

Examples of Informal evaluation

  • Lunch room discussions with teachers
  • When speaking with your students, as a whole class or individually

Why you use it:

This is often done as part of 'Formative Assessment' - to see how you or your students are going so that you can…


Added by Juan O'Shea on October 11, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Email Etiquette PD

I have some email etiquette PD for todays staff meeting - for more information see http://www.learnthenet.com/learn-about/email-etiquette/index.php.

The main points about email etiquette is:

  • Clearly summarize your message in the subject line
  • Don't use the CC (Carbon Copy) function to copy your message to everyone…

Added by Juan O'Shea on October 11, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Moodle Server

Happy days,

I just setup our test Moodle server.

If you want to know more about Moodle checkout www.moodle.org.…


Added by Juan O'Shea on August 12, 2010 at 1:30am — 2 Comments


If you edit the same files on several different computers you could make use of Dropbox. It gives 2 gig of file storage space for free - I doubt I will need a memory stick again. It runs on Windows, OSX and my Ipad with no problems.

Added by Juan O'Shea on July 26, 2010 at 1:14am — No Comments

School Disco - teachers dance (can you spot me?)


Added by Juan O'Shea on June 7, 2010 at 7:26pm — No Comments

My first WebQuest

It's rough but nothing to be ashamed of - this is my first WebQuest.
It's an assessment item for my Masters at CSU...http://csusap.csu.edu.au/~joshea08/Asses6/WebquestHomePage.html

Added by Juan O'Shea on May 31, 2010 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

Mac PD at Chatsworth

Had an interesting afternoon at Chatsworth International School this Tuesday.

Mac Singapore hosted the meeting, which was nice because they got catering from Cedel. Note: While Apple wont give you a free ipod at PD they will give you a yummy muffin.

We kicked off with Kerille Beasley's presentation on various itouch/iphone apps for classroom. I really liked the phonics and math apps - good to see some more resources…

Added by Juan O'Shea on May 25, 2010 at 4:29pm — No Comments


Now that I'm writing webquests for uni I thought I'd buy Dreamweaver - It's going for about $140 at the australian store (academic version)

Added by Juan O'Shea on May 3, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments


I'm starting my ECAs this week, Robotics will be on Wednesday and Brickfilming on Thursday.

Added by Juan O'Shea on April 18, 2010 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Jolly Phonics & Grammar

I've just completed a two day jolly phonics & jolly grammar workshop run by Victoria Carlton. She operates ICE which specialises in literacy programs.

Added by Juan O'Shea on April 8, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Blog Posting

Rather than update my links page I will start using the blog function to put up info

Added by Juan O'Shea on April 2, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments


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