People, Politics and the poetry of W.H. Auden

Here is my presentation on the poetry of W.H. Auden for HSC Advanced English Module C, Elective 1 People and Politics, delivered at the English Teachers’ Association of NSW Annual State Conference, November 2015.   Don’t forget to try out the Flipboard app to create your own digital magazine of relevant articles and websites. I…

Google Apps in the English classroom

So, how are you using Google Apps in your classroom? Now that we all have access to the Google suite at NSW DEC, I’m having a lot of fun discovering the potential of the technology. I know that the Google Apps have been around for a while, but the difference now is that access is so easy for teachers and…

Blogging advice for teachers… from students

I had such fun talking to a great bunch of English teachers today at the ETA NSW annual conference  about class blogging, but I ran out of time and didn’t get to the show the last and best clip. Here, in the students’ words, they tell you what they think about the value of blogging. It’s…

Explore Excite Engage: Class blogging in English

This post is a summary of the resources and references from my English Teachers’ Association of NSW 2014 presentation, entitled “Explore, Excite, Engage: Class blogging in English”. View my full Prezi presentation by clicking on the image below. Don’t forget to check out the sample blogs that I have created, which include how to set up…

Creating a class blog with Edublogs

I am presenting at the English Teachers’ Association of NSW Annual Conference 2014 next weekend on class blogging. For the participants (and those of you who can’t make it) I have set up a quick reference “How to” about setting up a class blog on edublogs.org. This is also on the sample blog site that…