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Troubleshoot Classrooms

Providing High Quality Assessment & Feedback

Posted by Granted Education on November 17, 2017 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

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This year has been crazy busy. I’m sure every teacher feels that but seriously, I don’t think I’ve collected so much assessment in my whole life! Thankfully, this has not all been summative but I also feel like I’ve never had such a good idea of where my kids are sitting and how I can help them move forward.


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Teaching - are you ready for the future NOW?

Posted by Granted Education on April 18, 2017 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

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You may not have noticed it, but how we teach is starting to change - thank goodness!


Look beyond the evolutionary hangovers of uniforms, school bells and rigid timetables and you will start to see something exciting that is bubbling below the surface - hybrid schooling. No, we’re not raising a new generation of half human, ha...

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How tech savvy are you?

Posted by anonymous on April 14, 2015 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (2)

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Do you know how to app-smash something?


How comfortable are you with implementing technology into your classroom? I'm not just talking about using a data projector, that seems like assumed practice, I'm talking about using apps, creating infographics, and utilising the power of Socrative (just to give a few examples)...

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Super hero shenanagans

Posted by anonymous on April 13, 2015 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

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The K-12 Cultural Innovation in Australian Schools Conference was an amazing experience to speak at and I enjoyed every moment. I was lucky enough to have been put up in an awesome hotel that was in the same block as the conference. I was a bit stressed leading up to the presentation and it seemed that the practice & paring...

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Teaching Strategy #40 - Use technology to help drive engagement with spreadsheets!

Posted by anonymous on October 24, 2014 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)

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Can you remember the first time that you had a play around with Excel? I can’t really, but I do recall a time when I totally geeked out while playing with the formula functions in it. Well, I have a year 12 Science In Practice (SIP) class wh...

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Teaching Strategy # 34 - How to check for understanding

Posted by anonymous on April 27, 2014 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Checking for understanding

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Checking for understanding is inself an art. You need to make sure your questions are not leading, but give enough of an example so that you get the info you need. Asking 'do you...

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Teaching Strategy # 30 - How to relate to your class

Posted by anonymous on April 2, 2014 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Make it relative...

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When you have a particularly dry topic, try to link it with something that will pique the student's interest. For example, I recently had to revisit how to correctly reference in an assignment .... zzzzz ... oh, sorry, I fell asleep at the thought of it! I'm sure this will be the response...

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Donate your voice (no, you don't have to be dead)!

Posted by anonymous on March 20, 2014 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

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This afternoon I filled in a form to become a voice donor.

'What the hell does that mean?' Well, people with disabilities that are unable to vocalise fully have limited options for their computerised voice (the Stephen Hawking version). This means that little girls are given the same voice type as an adult male.

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Tip #24 - Give immediate feedback for good behaviour.

Posted by anonymous on March 20, 2014 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Give immediate feedback for good behaviour.
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When students are working in class & you want them focused on their task, use a program like Class Dojo (sign up for free on the intern...

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Tip #20 - Converting what students can verbally tell you, into writing

Posted by anonymous on March 19, 2014 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Having trouble getting kids to convert what they can verbally tell you into writing?

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Use their phone to record the questions you ask & their response. They can go back over it & replay it, long after you're gone without having to feel stupid about forgetting what was s...

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Teaching Strategy #2 - Having trouble getting your students into the classroom on time?

Posted by anonymous on March 19, 2014 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

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Having trouble getting your students into the classroom on time?


Here's a great teaching strategy ... try starting your lesson with a quick funny YouTube clip. It's interesting and laughing relieves stress, boosts your immune system and helps everyone focus on a task! Why don'...

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