One of my favourite ways to differentiate in the classroom is to design inquiry using Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Colleen Young has gathered some of the many resources created to support the teaching with Bloom’s into her LIVEBINDER simply called Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Rethink your teaching and use Bloom’s as just one of the tools to support your students with ICT and Information Literacy!

Immanuel’s digital story for ISTE 2011

View the digital story of the tablet program at Immanuel Lutheran College.

Cheryl Fillmore and Lee Bond, from Immanuel Lutheran College (Maroochydore), will be presenting at ISTE 2011.

“Digital story of the 2010 HP/ISTE tablet project. Systemic change, development of two new buildings and an exciting future project.”

If you liked it then vote for it!

The 50 books every child should read

Micheal Grove from The Independent (UK) recommends 50 books that every child should read.

What would you recommend or add to this list?

Put a post it on PINDAX (like wallwisher) or reply below.

One of my recommendations is the Chronicle of Darkness series by Michelle Paver.

Go the the PINDAX here or post below.


Where do you start?

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Well…. there are so many resources for students on the internet that it can seem a little overwhelming. It is important to be aware that cybersafety includes a range of issues: passwords, security & viruses to name a few. Cyberbullying is a form of bullying that confronts us in this electronic age as  ‘being connected’  becomes integral to our daily life.

The resources below are some starting places for you to consider:



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HOOVER your sites

Sitehoover is the top 2010 tool (Web 2.0) from Larry Ferlazzo’s The Best Lists on Technology in 2010.

It is great tool for sharing websites.  A possible use for students would be  compiling their recommended researched sites with annotations highlighting  the reasons for the selection of each specific site (being critical evaluators).

This is a link to my library and ICT resources SITE HOOVER page (blog, wikis, twitter) that I created to evaluate just how simple it is to use.

Easy! Highly recommend it.
(Student email address required)

Connecting the dots…and the Global Education Conference

The prezi below is a fantastic resource for teachers of art. It is one of the presentations at the upcoming Global Education Conference (see Bright Ideas blog post). If you are looking at connecting globally with your students or wanting to explore and expand your PLN this is the conference for you.

JSSALCLibrary wiki

JSSALCLibrary wiki

I have been updating the JSSALCLibrary wiki page! It now contains pages for the PYP and the Teacher Librarian, The Learner Profile and Attitudes and Taking Action.

This will be a resource that will hopefully be of value to teachers and will be contantly added to. Please let me know if you have resources that you would like to add.

JSSALCLibrary wiki