Thinking about the Preservice teaching networking (#pstn) project

It appears that the planets have aligned to provide the opportunity to marry some of my teaching duties with the very interesting Pre-Service Teaching Networking (#pstn) project. The project’s about page gives a pretty good description and ther’s more detail in a related Google doc. There’s also more in the project’s outline. The project will

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Models of Teacher PD for ICT integration

The following is a summary/reflection upon “Making better connections: Models of teacher professional development for the integration of information and communication technology into classroom practice“. A report funded by the Australian Federal Department of Education written by a range of folk, including a few names I recognise. The following quote from page 23 of the

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Teaching computer science considered harmful?

This is interesting (hat tip to @timbuckteeth). English schools will no longer be teaching Information and Communications Technology (ICT) study – a situation where students are bored out of their minds learning Word and Excel by bored teachers – and instead will be taught “more rigorous computer science and programming”. While the fundamental idea can

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