Author Archives: Sylvia Johnston

Course 3 Reflection

For the final course 3 project I chose to reflect on my digital story.  I picked this project as I found it the most challenging and it made me really think about the purpose and my audiences. Edit one… I … Continue reading

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The Story of Our Unit

How can we share our learning with our parents? How can we tell the story of our unit? Arts night at school is fast approaching and my Grade 1 and 2 Visual Arts classes are putting together a gallery walk … Continue reading

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InfoGraphics – Prep or Procrastination?

Infographic and their use in my teaching… Do they have a place? Another wasted use of my prep time or a key teaching resource? Megan Jaegerman’s use of colour to highlight the the key aspects of the key point of … Continue reading

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See – Think – Feel

Teaching visual arts there is an inexplicable connection between the subject the need to use visual imagery in my lessons.  With this in mind, on e must explore the kind of imagery that should be used and its specific purpose.  … Continue reading

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Past – Present – Perfect?

Simple, but not simplistic As a technology coordinator I give a lot of presentations.  I think that people always expect my presentations to be cutting edge with a fancy slideshow – they aren’t… (sorry). My presentations are often simplistic and to … Continue reading

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Looking – Seeing – Analysing 

“We must teach communication comprehensively, in all its forms. Today we work with the written or spoken word as the primary form of communication. But we also need to understand the importance of graphics, music, and cinema, which are just … Continue reading

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Final Project 2 – RUA’s and How They Keep Us Safe Online

“We may have been great fools to develop the post office, to invent the newspaper and the railway; but the harm is done – it will be our children who will see it; we have created a Frankenstein monster at whom our … Continue reading

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Empower – Inspire – Impact

The title of this blog is a play on my schools tagline “Inquire – Inspire – Impact” But why did I change it?  I’m talking about Technology and young people, I really don’t think we need to encourage them to … Continue reading

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Google Digital Citizenship and Safety Course – A Review

This blog will look at the Google’s Digital Citizenship and Safety Course, reflecting on it’s strengths and weaknesses.  It will also consider where responsibly lies for teaching these important skills to students. Unit 2: TEACH STUDENTS ABOUT INTERNET SAFETY AND PRIVACY … Continue reading

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Brave? Foolish? Private?

Online privacy is something that people take very seriously.  Reflecting on a previous post ‘Footprints – Tattoos – CVs‘, it is clear why people want to look after their privacy – especially teachers! How would you feel being open to … Continue reading

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