John Larkin
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St Joseph's Catholic High School
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About Me
I am a secondary school teacher who lives in New South Wales, Australia. I teach history at St Joseph's Catholic High School, Albion Park. In addition to teaching history I have also been involved in the development and application of educational technologies at primary, secondary, tertiary and corporate levels. I enjoy listening to artists as diverse as David Bowie, the Velvet Underground, Beach Boys and Blondie.

Getting started, making connections and reaching out...

I gave a presentation via the Net to a group of teachers gathered together in Ungarie in far western NSW. The presentation was in conjunction with the NSW CAP programme, the DET and the Weaving Technology group. Anne-Maree Moore and Stacey Kelly were thr prime movers behind the day. I pointed the participants to the following resources...

First of all a presentation, What is Web 2.0?, and another with points relating to application of the technologies ~ getting started.

Web 2.0 links and resources: Here you will find online guides and resources for applications and tools as diverse as Twitter, Second Life, Wikis and more. There are links to classroom blogs, wikis, Second Life sites, teacher blogs and a variety of advice from educators near and far.

How to guides. This page is chock-a-block full of pdf guides to blogs, wikis, Twitter, RSS feeds, Posterous and much more. Feel free to download and use these guides. Worpdress has just been updated so that guide is a little out of date.

Blogrolls. These are some of the blogs that I read some of the time, not all of the time.

I have uploaded four rough edits of an interview recorded by Nanyang Technological University. Four questions were answered. Click on each question to view the relevant video. You will need to ensure you have Quicktime installed.

What is Web 2.0?
How can teachers and students exploit Web 2.0 technologies for teaching and learning?
How can teachers benefit from web 2.0 technologies?
How can students benefit from web 2.0 technologies?

Of course, you can also explore my main web site and subscribe to the blog if you wish.

The presentation was recorded and is available here.

Cheers, John.

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Great post by Miguel Guhlin regarding employing mobile devices in education

Posted on February 21, 2009 at 5:45pm 0 Comments

This blog post comes to via Miguel Guhlin. He composed a post regarding the use of mobile devices by administrators.

The post is a worthy read and sets out a series of five straightforward guidelines for administrators and educators when utilising mobile devices within… Continue

Getting started ~ putting knowledge into practice

Posted on December 18, 2008 at 2:00am 2 Comments

Following the excellent Weaving Technology conference that was held in Wagga, NSW, Australia last October I composed a few ideas regarding the thought or process or getting started with technology in the classroom.

I blogged about these ideas here on my main blog ~ Watershed.

Essentially, when starting out with technology in the classroom I feel it is useful to keep the following three rules of thumb in mind...

1. Choose… Continue

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At 11:27pm on June 7, 2009, David Hilton said…
Hi John
My name’s David and I’m a history teacher in Queensland, Australia. I use a lot of podcasting and online tools with my classes and am always looking for new ideas.
I host a group on diigo (it’s similar to delicious and very popular with teachers) for history teachers to share links, ideas and resources. It’s at
Please come along and join and share any sources or resources you use with the rest of us. See you there.
David Hilton
Ancient & Modern History Teacher
Sheldon College, Capalaba.


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