Edublogs!

I recently came across a tool named Edublogs while on a long search for different blogging sites on the internet. This particular tool would be absolutely perfect for incorporating ICTs in a drama classroom. In particular, if students are learning about or developing a character within a drama classroom context, Edublogs could be used as a way …

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Placement Reflection

My experience with my current practicum placement so far has been mostly difficult.  It's been about three and a half years since my last three placements, so walking into another placement after that amount of time is difficult in itself. Having that low confidence (due to not having been in classroom in a while) on …

Is Technology Worth It?

I recently read through an article titled Technology and the Classroom - A Disruptive Force or Just Another Disruption? (Andrews, 2016). The author, Alanah Andrews, stole the words right out of my mouth before I could even type them up for my blog. She touched on the questions we all ask as teachers, whether we're new to the …

Mind Maps

Mind maps, otherwise known as concept maps, are a great way to help students deal with the knowledge that they are given. They are tools that can do many things with information, this includes: filtering, interpreting, linking and understanding information. According to the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority …

Digital Storytelling

According to the University of Houston, a digital story “revolves around the idea of combining the art of telling stories with a variety of multimedia, including graphics, audio, video, and Web publishing" (University of Houston, 2017).  Programs such as Glogster help people create digital stories by combining an idea/story with images, graphics, audio, video and text …

Open Education Resources

I've recently been surfing the big, worldwide web for education resources for teaching purposes.  However, in order to complete this search correctly (and legally) I am limited to using open education resources (OER) only.  OER's are sites/videos/images/documents that are able to be freely copied, shared and modified so long as the author or creator is …

Let’s blog!

A small introduction: Hi! My name is Kate Fancourt and this is where I will document my journey to becoming a fully fledged high school drama and film, tv and new media teacher in Australia. Throughout this process of documentation I will continually question learning techniques, engage in and communicate with fellow pre-service teachers and their …