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Looking for an easy way to start working globally? Join us at the Writers' Club!
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Once again, the Writers' Club is looking for passionate writers in schools around the world to join the Writers' Club. Here are 100 reasons to join - if you're interested, reply to this discussion or…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carol Kinzler, Ed.S. Nov 21, 2013.

Writers' Club - looking for schools in 2012-2013 school year
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Hello everyone,The North School's Writers' Club is a community of student bloggers which gives the opportunity to share any sort of writing and get a global audience. A number of features encourage…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Sbaglia Aug 11, 2012.

Proposal for GEC session: "Authentic Global Collaboration Through Writing"
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Your Name and Title: Robert Sbaglia School, Library, or Organization Name: Castlemaine North Primary School Co-Presenter Name(s): Simone Uren Country from Which You Will Present: Australia Language…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Noble Kelly Oct 27, 2012.

Australian and NZ student authors.... We need you!

Hi,I operate a blogging community called The Writers' Club, a place for students to put up any writing they wish to have a global audience for. Our community currently consists of nearly 650 student…Continue

Started May 19, 2012


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Victoria, Australia
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Looking for further international collaboration
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BYOP - Bring Your Own Passion

The idea of BYOD – Bring Your Own Device (or BYOT – Bring Your Own Technology) is something that is bubbling away in the back of my mind. But recently I’ve turned my thoughts to something more important to transforming education for our kids at Crusoe, and that is BYOP – students bringing their own passions to school, and how we tap into them.

When a colleague showed an interest in our Global Writers’ Club, I was…


Posted on July 4, 2013 at 12:34am

Sink or Swim

How important is it that we are educating citizens to be scientifically literate? Very important.

As well as teaching the curriculum, I think we have an obligation as science teachers to be developing students' ability to think critically about scientific information they are exposed to in the media. Part of this is making students enthusiastic about science and get them to see it…


Posted on April 1, 2013 at 7:11am

Doing the work

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It's difficult for me to believe, on occasions, that it was back in 2010 when I started dabbling in getting students to contact experts outside of the school to support their own inquiry learning. Fast forward to 2013, and from Castlemaine via Maryborough I find myself at Crusoe College.

When innovating, the structures of a secondary school can make things more difficult than at a…


Posted on March 8, 2013 at 10:05pm

Freshly Pressed

Crusoe College is the sixth school that I have been employed at as a teacher. Every school is different, with its own strengths and weaknesses, characteristics and foibles. It’s been just under three weeks, but I can’t help being excited at what is possible.


The start, as it has always been for me, is getting students to use a blog as a replacement, or addition to, their exercise book as a record of their learning. I have written many posts about the benefits of…


Posted on February 16, 2013 at 9:51pm

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