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Coding – Project #3

This one is simple. This page has an activity where you can animate your name by following the steps. It pulls together backgrounds and animating sprites and covers some of the controls and looks that you may not have played … Continue reading

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Reading conferences

“Reading conferences provide the most useful opportunities for formative assessment of students’ reading…” – Di Snowball, et al. Reading conferences are, as stated above, excellent. The students benefit measurably from the opportunity to receive immediate feedback from their teacher, get … Continue reading

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Writing Research Assignments

Research assignments are very different to tests. Tests function to show what the students have learnt throughout a unit while research assignments are a learning experience in themselves. As a result, if you ask your students to recall what they … Continue reading

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I recently put out a call to various people and groups on Twitter for recommendations for booktubers. Booktubers, contrary to what you may think, are not literary rhizomes. Now that I have that root vegetable joke out of my system, … Continue reading

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Survey: Best tools for learning

The Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies have released the results of their annual survey into learning tools. No surprises here. Actually, who on earth uses LinkedIn? Top 100 Tools for Learning 

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It’s your library

Welcome to the Hoppers Crossing Secondary College Library. It’s your library. We try to do everything we can to support your pursuits while at school. If you can see a way that we could do something better, tell us. Collections … Continue reading

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Reading Matters 2013

Rarely do we get to get to know our nerds authors in such an up-close and personal way as at Reading Matters. The kids who run the Centre for Youth Literature (the very same kids who are behind INSIDEaDOG) somehow … Continue reading

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TLT Blogs

Two new blogs have been created to support the two Netbook Implementation Planning TLTs! The blogs are located at: TLT1 – TLT2 – These blogs will provide agendas, notes and information about the applications covered in the sessions. … Continue reading

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Hello Hoppers Crossing!

Thank you to everyone who has welcomed me to my new home in the library at Hoppers Crossing Secondary College! This blog is my main line of communication between myself and the world beyond the library walls. It covers a … Continue reading

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Further inappropriate use of… BBQ – Thank You!

A big thank you to everyone who was involved in running the BBQ yesterday. Well done, well run, well fed. Ta!

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