PE and Part B

I’ve gone blog hunting again.  I just read one by Caitlin Broom and it seems I’m not the only one stressing out about prac.  haha hers is a crazy story though, check it out here.  I think my mentor is extremely busy because he’s keeping out communication very brief and reserved.  He just wants to see me on Monday and we go from there but what info I did get from him is good enough to do my part B. I mean really, in general you’d plan and prepare for prac using the frameworks you’ve been taught to use so I just based my part B on a very general way due to my circumstances.

So I picked another blog in regards to prac and this one was special to me because it helped me feel better.  I have been feeling so anxious and sick leading up to our prac days and I want to express my gratitude for stumbling upon Tracey Denison’s blog. Here it is here have a read 🙂

Good luck to everybody going to PE

a real pen

ok so I have looked into using my surface pro 3 to create innovative ICT lessons for my students and here’s what I’ve found briefly before I give the link to much more information.  First, (I like this one the best) is the fact that you can project to a display wirelessly from anywhere in the room while presenting, annotating and opening apps to use.  Second the surface is an all in one device.  It’s a laptop, a tablet, and it works with a pen which is the closest I’ve felt to a real pen on a digital device so far.  Lastly, it runs onenote which is great for collaborating with other teachers and students.  There is much more info about the surface and apps you can use on the surface which are ideal for education.

Read more here.  

internet adventure

I wanted to experience teaching with a IWB but I just got news from my mentor that they only have computers available and they need to be booked for use.  I don’t have much to play with.  I love games.  I think games are a fun way for students to learn maths so I went on an internet adventure and found some resources for this.  I picked my favourite to provide a link of and here. is where you will find it.  I picked this one because it had a range of games, videos connecting each math concept to real life scenarios and interactive activities to engage in and apply the knowledge with.  I think I will be using this as an activity during my prac.  I have a surface so I will investigate how I can use it in my lesson plans.  I’m pretty sure the school I’m going to has projection, they didn’t say they didn’t so I can wirelessly connect my surface with the projector and maybe do a class activity with that.

Professional experiece

ok so I got the details of my placement and I am really starting to freak out.  I am scared about using ICTs and its with mathematics.  It just feels harder with maths.  It just feels like depending on the topic there really isn’t much out there.  this week I will be searching for ICT tools to use for maths.  I am just waiting to hear back from my mentor on the topics that are covered during my time there.  I do like this one website, I find they explain mathematical concept really well and they have games you can play to practise maths.  You may have heard about it before.  For me, everything is new with ICT.  Go here.

cyber(smart:)

I went it with little knowledge and left with so much knowledge and resources I can use to deliver that knowledge to my students.  I especially took interest and was thankful to find a kids help line link for students who can talk to someone or report an incident that they may find difficult to tell someone they know.  If you didn’t catch it yourself, The link is here.

Below is my certificate which I am glad to use in my portfolio and I’m glad I did a course like this one.  Definitely gave me more awareness of what going on in cyber land.

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fail

I have just realised that I have failed my part A for assignment 2.  Pretty disappointing when its easy marks really.  Was I suppose to blog over the Easter break?  I have been so busy finishing other assessments I lost tract of part A 😦  I am so sad, I could almost produce some tears right now.  I thought week 9 was part of assignment 2 but looks as though its for assignment 3 ohhh I have to put another sad face on 😦  I’m so disappointed.

I’m ok now.  Needed to blog it out.  It’s helped.  Now, assignment 3 is a big one.  oh boy.  and I am soooo nervous about prac.  Had a mild panic attack today when I was doing my learning path for this week.  When time comes I always fall into Just Do It mode.  until then I’ve got 2 weeks of anxiety whenever I think about it.