Gary Pascoe

811 Flips | 25 Magazines | 2 Likes | 15 Followers | @gpascoe | Deputy Principal/ ICT teacher R-7 Catholic school. Interested in supporting students to use their ICT skills to be producers rather than consumers.

5 Literacy Bee-Bot Lesson Ideas for the Classroom

In this second installment of our Bee-Bot series we explore ways in which teachers can design creative learning experiences that integrate the …

Education Technology

16 Practical Strategies to Help You Differentiate Your Teaching

No two learners learn the same way. Learning is a social practice, a form of social behaviour whose development requires attention to a number of …

Pedagogy

3 Things I Look for In a Leader

<b>They have your back.</b><p>I remember early on in my career; I did something extremely dumb in my classroom that was innocent enough but had zero …

Leadership

PMP:121 The Power of Play – 7 Tips for Education Leaders

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS<p>When I spotted the mud puddle, I thought it would be fun to jump it.<p>Photo by Hammonton Photography – …

Siblings

Can You Fix a Toxic Workplace? You Can--If You Do These 5 Things Every Day

Follow these 5 steps and turn your workplace culture from toxic to thriving.<p>When American business executive Douglas Conant took over as the president and CEO of Campbell's Soup, in 2001, he was faced with a formidable task. "The company's stock was falling steeply," writes Roger Dean Duncan in a …

Leadership

5 of The Best Audio Recording Apps for Teachers Using Android

After featuring some of the best iPad apps for audio recording, here is another similar list for Android users. These are apps you can use on your …

Apps

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Informing practice with strong evidence

Imagine you’re the head of a high school Maths department. Every year, you face a challenge: a group of students will enter from primary school …

Education

56 Examples of Using Scratch Across the Curriculum

Scratch is one of the ed tech tools that I always mention in my Built to Last presentation. That presentation is an overview of ed tech tools that …

Turn your old iPad into a photo frame for $2

Got an old tablet lying around? I'm a huge fan of repurposing it into a full-time digital photo frame. (Indeed, it's at the top of my list of new uses for old tablets.)<p>I say this as someone who's owned an actual, dedicated photo frame for years -- one that cost around $150 when I bought it. I love …

Gear & Gadgets

Free iPad Apps for Creating Animated Movies

<i>The new school year will be here soon and I haven't taken a break all summer. I'm taking a short break from the Internet to go fishing at one of my</i> …

Resources

Australian Universities

Picture Books to Teach Coding Skills

Getting Started, Unplugged<p>I love a great picture book for teaching tough concepts to young students! Sometimes a favorite character or a colorful …

5 Mathematics Bee-Bot Lesson Ideas for the Classroom

Bee-Bots are a wonderful digital technologies resource to introduce students to coding and computational thinking. The small robot can remember a …

Education Technology

How To Handle Six Disrespectful Students In One Class

A reader emailed SCM last week wondering how to handle six students who were wreaking havoc in his classroom. Every day they were disruptive. They …

SCM

New Post on the Principal of Change - The 3 “E’s” of Building a Great School Culture

<i>By George on Jul 19, 2018 05:27 pm</i><p><i>I am writing to learn, not necessarily to share my learning. I am trying to work out these ideas through my writing</i> …

Learning

Commissioner's Digital Challenge

COMING IN 2019!<p>Coming in 2019<p>Y4-7 Students - South Australia<p>Four coding lessons × one year<p>The Challenge<p>The Commissioner for Children and Young People …

Interviewing for the Principalship

<i>Written by Bill Sterrett</i><p>As I work with aspiring administrators, I often am asked about potential interview questions that might be asked during the …

Pedagogy

Stop the CRAP-tivities!

Teaching creativity in schools is a hot topic in education, and I talk about the use, and misuse, of this word a lot.At a recent conference one of …

Cubetto: The Wooden Coding Robot Review

Cubetto is a wooden cuboid robot that helps young children get to grips with coding concepts through play. The robot is operated with a interface …

Creating a Positive School Climate For Teachers

<b>Introduction</b><p>School climate is a topic educators care about but they don’t always understand whether their actions contribute to fostering positive or …

Teaching

Here’s the difference between leading and managing a team

<b>What’s the difference between leading and managing a team?</b><p>It takes great leaders and talent to grow a successful company. One of the best …

Bringing it all together: Literacy, ICTs and the 21st Century Skills

Literacy, 21st Century Skills, ICTs and a Common Pedagogical Framework. These four seem to be flavours of the month in many schools, including mine. …

Buckley lets go and his message takes hold

There was also reshuffling of existing positions to ensure people were in the roles that best suited their strengths and a new CEO Mark Anderson also …

5 things positive people never do

I make an effort to surround myself with positive people. Positive thinking is a cornerstone of mental toughness because positivity creates a mindset …

Happiness

AudioKit Synth One is a free feature-packed synth for your iPad

The AudioKit Synth One is a professional-level open-source synthesizer for your iPad. It has features that match or even rival the ones on iOS synths from Korg, Electro-Harmonix and Moog, which can run upwards of $25. This one, however, was created by a team of more than 100 volunteers around the …

4 Ways to Coach the Uncoachable Employee

You can't change people, but you can get them to change their behavior.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every manager encounters uncoachable employees or team members, and, unfortunately, there are usually one or a few in every company. These uncoachable individuals …

Employment

A guide to programming languages for coding in class

<i>So, you want to introduce coding in class but with so many programming languages out there how do you choose the one that’s right for you and your</i> …

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