Due to the pandemic and current restrictions, overnight camps are unable to go ahead as normal. Instead, our Year Five students had three days of
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Design and biomimicry with Year Two
I’ve recently had the pleasure of working with Year Two students and teachers as part of their How We Express Ourselves unit. This was a
Learning with the Microsoft Educator Center
I only discovered the Microsoft Educator Center recently. With this blog post, I want to put it on teachers’ radars in case – like me
Highlights from our light and sound unit
It’s actually several months since I taught this Year Three unit, but I was thinking about how much I enjoyed it and realised that I
Should we be teaching financial literacy?
I usually write blog posts on topics that I feel somewhat knowledgeable about or experienced in. This is the opposite of that. On this occasion,
My aims for next year (2021-22)
As one academic year ends and another begins, I like to reflect and set goals. Like every summer, I have outlined ten priorities for next
Personal inquiries with Kath Murdoch
I was fortunate enough recently to join Kath Murdoch for a series of workshops on personal inquiries. This type of learning experience is branded in
Augmented reality (AR) classroom integration
Like many of you, I was properly introduced to augmented reality (AR) in 2016 with the wildly popular Pokémon Go. After a busy summer catching
Design thinking: how are goods and services developed?
We recently finished a Year Three unit about goods and services. The entire unit was approached through a framework of design thinking. This blog post
1:1 robotics with Ozobot (article for STEM|ED Magazine)
STEM|ED Magazine is the brainchild of Fi Morrison. Fi is a Digital Literacy Coach in Australia, a passionate educator and my good Twitter friend. When
Takeaways from The Learning Jam
The Learning Jam, presented by Toddle, was a 24-hour PD event and celebration of all things STEAM. The expert teachers and designers from around the
Is Instagram a good platform for teachers?
Tomorrow marks six months since I started my professional “teachergram” account (@adamhilledu). I’d like to take this opportunity to discuss Instagram as a platform for
Favourite five from 2020
At the end of every calendar year, I like to look back on my blog posts and shine a light on five of my favourites.
Merry Christmas, PLN! (2020)
This Christmas blog post is my annual opportunity to reflect on the year and thank my professional learning network for all of their support. What
Highlights from our body systems unit
I’m really enjoying my move to Year Three this year because I get to experience new units and can see the bigger picture of how
Design thinking: reducing and resolving student conflicts
Last month, I wrote a blog post titled What is design thinking?. It outlined the design thinking process generally and offered a brief explanation of each
“Character matters”: my thoughts on the 2020 US election
As I write, I’m working through many thoughts. Let me start with this overwhelming one: today is a good day. Today is a good day
What is design thinking?
In recent years, I have developed a keen interest in design thinking in education. As a framework, I believe that it adds tremendous value to
Empowered Digital Leaders has launched!
This summer, Jennifer Casa-Todd and I launched the (free) Empowered Digital Leaders online course for educators, and our first incredible cohort has just graduated. We’re
Nintendo Labo: where gaming meets STEM education
I’m not much of a gamer so Labo wasn’t really on my radar when the first kits were released in 2018. I am, however, passionate