Got time to explore?

If you're like me and have been under the pump for report cards for what feels like months, you've probably just finished and are wondering where all this free time suddenly came from and because it's been so busy you might not quite be ready to slow down yet (the term isn't quite over yet!).... Continue Reading →

Journey to Germany

If you loved Lifeswap, you're going to love this... Journey to Germany is the younger sibling of Lifeswap and has been commissioned by the Australian Goethe Institut as a teaching and learning resource for school teachers and their students. The episodes follow the story of Liam, who is preparing for an exchange to Germany, and... Continue Reading →

Igel Art

It's a busy time of year - marking and reports are definitely starting to drive me crazy! Which of course means I'm procrastinating on Instagram. However, while doing that I found the perfect end of unit activity for my year four students who have been learning about animals and colours. A printable for a hedgehog.... Continue Reading →

App: PuppetPals 2

Sometimes you just don’t have time to have 25 (+) students get out in front of the class to do their speaking assessment, other times you might have the time but not the class who will respectfully sit and listen - so what can you do? My first solution to this challenge in my first... Continue Reading →

Translation fails

In a world where technology is increasingly efficient at translating for us, how do we show our students that the computer or an app might not always have the best answer when it comes to understanding language and that they still need to learn a language for themselves. My answer is by showing them computer... Continue Reading →


Can you say engagement? Kahoot is a game-based learning platform where teachers can create quizzes specifically for their class’s learning. My students go crazy for Kahoot, I love tricking them into demonstrating their learning! The first step is to create a set of questions, which can contain images, diagrams and video to help illustrate the... Continue Reading →

App: MindSnacks

I had scheduled this post a few weeks ago and am now so sad I hadn’t posted it sooner as it may now be too late, but I am still hitting the publish button in the hope it might still be of benefit to someone out there. One of my all time favourite teaching apps... Continue Reading →

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