Supporting…and SUSTAINING Independent Writers

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What will you LEARN ABOUT THE WORLD by sharing stories from your life & the lives of others?

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All Things Geek: The Last Jedi

A Principal’s thoughts on the latest entry in the Star Wars saga.  Readers beware…this contains some MAJOR spoilers!

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Teaching with FOCUS, Part 2

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Teaching with FOCUS, Part 1

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Slice of Life: National Principals Conference 2017

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Guide: Using the SAMR Model to Guide Learning

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Technology is an immense tool that can transform the way students learn. One of my favourite quotes which demonstrates this comes from Steve Jobs:

What a computer is to me is it’s the most remarkable tool that we’ve ever come up with, and it’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.

To me, this quote best illustrates the potential impact technology can have on learning. However for this impact to be felt, technology needs to be used effectively. To help with that, there are various models available, one of which is the Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition Model (SAMR for short):
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The SAMR Model (above) was developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura. It enables educators to analyse how effective their use of technology is on teaching and learning. The model ranges from Substitution to Redefinition and the…

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