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Browsing Archive: August, 2012

CSI Day by Katya Davisson (Grade 6)

Posted by Nina Adams on Monday, August 13, 2012, In : 21st Century Classroom 
     


On Wednesday, 8 August, the Grade 6s had to dress up as detectives, news reporters or forensic scientists. The teachers had organised a CSI based morning of fun activities and problem-solving. They transformed our Life Center into a crime scene which we had to investigate. We were put into groups of three and studied the room while recording our findings using our cellphones. There were cartoon pictures of teachers who were on the suspect list. Miss Clarke was a young student and Mr Joh...
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'Techno Maths' Lesson - Fractions

Posted by Nina Adams on Friday, August 3, 2012, In : Classroom Tech Tools 

Mrs Clare Rowe says: “Both Grade 5 classes had a whale of a time playing fraction games on their phones, iPads and laptops during a Friday Maths lesson. The girls had downloaded the games the night before so that were ready to roll the next morning. They teamed up in pairs and gave the following games a good go: Fraction Drills, Fraction Kitchen, Pizza Fractions and iTooch Math Grade 5 Lite. Of course, they are already asking their teachers when they can have another lesson like this!”


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'Leaping' into the 21st century

Posted by Nina Adams on Thursday, August 2, 2012, In : Professional Development 


Every teacher will agree that the classroom has undergone some dramatic changes in recent years. Technologies seem to change on a daily basis and new careers spring up overnight. On top of that there is a confusing array of terms such as "21st century skills", "innovative teaching and learning practices" to contend with - all within the constraints of an already full curriculum.

We have found that one particularly successful strategy is to focus on teacher professional development and support,...
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St Cyprian's School on Microsoft.com

Posted by Nina Adams on Thursday, August 2, 2012, In : Innovative School 

St Cyprian's School is proud to be partnered with Microsoft Partners in Learning as a Microsoft Innovative Mentor School. In 2011 we conducted an investigation into some of the innovative projects mentioned on this site.  The focus was specifically on how technology can be used effectively to improve learning.

The results of the case study have now been published on Microsoft's website. Read more....

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