User:Dragonsinger57/Photos, Quotes & OER Resources

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There are two places you'll see me using quotes - at the end of my email and on my twitter profile.

Email: "You know, you blow up one sun and suddenly everyone expects you to walk on water." -- Lt. Col. Samantha Carter

"'s a sign of a deeply disturbed civilisation where tree huggers & whale huggers in their weirdness are acceptable while no one embraces the last speakers of a language..." Werner Herzog - Encounters at the End of the World

This phrase struck me as I was watching this movie. It's a movie with some amazing scenery shots and pithy comments from Herzog who has interested me ever since I saw Fitzcarraldo.

Twitter: Learning, unlearning, relearning.

I thought I had made this phrase up but then I discovered that Alvin Toffler also used the phrase. His full quote is: "The illiterate of the future are not those that cannot read or write. They are those that can not learn, unlearn, relearn."

Twitter and I have a love/hate relationship. My original account was suspended (@dragonsinger57) and despite all efforts I am unable to have that reversed. Quite ironic as I have a Twitter workshop that I run! I now have a new handle @KiwiJoe90 on Twitter. Updated to say that I'm now back in full swing under my original handle - @dragonsinger57

If you check out the 'About Me' Section in my edublog you'll also see this quote: I have a secret passion – well – maybe not so secret – teaching is not about feeding information into kids brains – it’s about creating a place where kids are inspired, enthused, excited about discovery and learning – so my goal as a teacher is to leave my kids wanting more and having the skills to find out more. Ok so they’re 6-9 year olds – but they are still capable of exploration and discovery.

This is what guides me in my day to day teaching.

OER Resources

Creating a personal logo using the initials of your name. This is a one-day project I did with my Year 5 students as part of our Patterns theme.

Creating a personal logo

School Photo Scavenger Hunt: My intention is to use this as a start of year activity to develop co-operative and collegial skills with my class. My target age range is 9-10 years old (NZ Year 5).

Photo Scavenger Hunt

This is a lesson plan for instructional writing. It can be adapted for a range of ages but my target group is 7-10 years old.

Writing Cheat Codes (Instructional Writing)

I'm NOT an expert but do get asked often about how I set my classroom up - here are some thoughts and ideas.

How to set up an eLearning Classroom