The Educator's PLN

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Australian Educators

A group for Australian teachers to link up and share the development of their PLN's, there resources, experiences and difficulties getting others on board.

Members: 65
Latest Activity: Dec 10, 2015


Please join in and please help build the group by inviting more teachers. Let's find and share Australian resources and information here.

Let us also assist hose who wish to know more about education in Australia.

Discussion Forum

International Teacher Exchanges

Started by Miles MacFarlane Sep 27, 2012. 0 Replies

International exchanges are not uncommon, but almost every person I know that has done one has been between Australia and Canada. I suspect there's a comfort level with language and somewhat similar…Continue

Tags: Canada, Australia, exchange, teacher, learning

Tree hugger partnership

Started by lady di Nov 12, 2009. 0 Replies

Looking for a classroom down under to share trees native to your location. Please join in the fun…Continue

ICT in Primary Schools-my story

Started by TobyP. Last reply by NinaD Nov 7, 2009. 5 Replies

I've been ICT coordinator at my Primary School in Victoria for 3 years now. When I started P-4 classrooms had computers that hardly ever worked, the labs computers dropped out frequently, and due to…Continue

VCE English

Started by Jenny Gilbert Oct 22, 2009. 0 Replies

Anyone teaching it?

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Comment by Jenny Gilbert on August 20, 2010 at 7:38am
Hi everyone - if you tweet you may be interested in the following hashtags to find some fellow Aussie teachers: #vicpln #australiaseries #ozteachers. Mark Fox from 'The Teachers Hub' (nice blog ) has started the ozteachers twibe - link here:
#austl Ausiie teacher librarians
Comment by Jo Freitag on August 17, 2010 at 10:36pm
Hi! I have just joined and want to introduce myself. I am Jo Freitag from Melbourne and have an information service Gifted Resources
I am enjoying the roller coaster ride along the steep learning curve of technology, web 2.0 and social media and participating in online chat sessions like Twitter #gtchat and Elluminate seminars.
I share the ride via the website, a blog at and the monthly Gifted Resources newsletter
I look forward to learning from and sharing with you!
Comment by Susan Stephenson, the Book Chook on May 5, 2010 at 5:42pm
Hi, I have just joined the group and want to quickly introduce myself. I am Susan and blog at The Book Chook, where I bring parents and teachers tips for encouraging kids to read, write and learn. I am fascinated with technology, so lots of my articles are about web 2.0 tools and their potential. My background is in K-6, but I also taught drama outside school, and more recently, ESL in China. I would love to meet more Australian bloggers and teachers, and invite you to visit my blog and leave a comment if you are so moved!
Comment by Trish Dower on April 26, 2010 at 11:13pm
I am currently acting in a leading teacher role at my school. I have a passion for incorporating ICT across the curriculum and across all levels of our school. I have been involved in some 'innovation and next practice' research projects and have loved the opportunity to work with some great innovative and passionate teachers. I am active on twitter and have picked up great ideas from teachers across the world. I am looking forward to the introduction of the Ultranet and hope that we can bring in some of the amazing sources and resources such as the Educators PLN. I am currently teaching grade 1 - we have a class blog, use our interactive smartboard on a daily basis, kids are learning to create and share their learning using ICT. Hope to learn and share here. Trish
Comment by Jennifer K on March 30, 2010 at 1:24am
I teach at a progressive preschool in Sydney and blog about it at

Its great that there is an Australian group and I'd love to find more Australian teacher bloggers out there.
Comment by Jeanette Lans on March 28, 2010 at 4:16am
While I joined this group some time ago, I now realise I have not contributed or introduced myself. I teach English in Years 7-12 at an outer Sydney Catholic school. Keen to hear the thoughts of other English teachers in respect of the draft National Curriculum.
Comment by NinaD on March 28, 2010 at 2:15am
Hi fellow Aussies,
As part of our Teacher Professional Leave another teacher and I are looking at The E5 Instructional Model, Instructional Rounds & Best Practice - We've started a ning to support our learning. Please look and we're inviting you to join & share with us.
I'm sure this ning will support us as we have supported this ning.
Cheers Nina
Comment by Sue Wyatt on January 23, 2010 at 6:19am
I am a nearly retired teacher introducing Web 2.0 to students in grades 6/7/8 and to teachers at my district school in Tasmania. I am using blogs regularly with these grades and have started some wikis with students and teachers.

On my class blog is a student blogging challenge which last September had over 3000 students from 15 countries of the world taking part over a ten week period. The next challenge starts in March 2010 at this new blog.
Comment by Jennifer Potier on January 4, 2010 at 10:55pm
From Fremantle in WA, I am a maths teacher, web 2.0 novice, middle years coordinator, and love ICT. I am learning how to blog at
Comment by Jenny Gilbert on November 8, 2009 at 3:32pm
welcome to new people - if someone is working in your subject or interest area be sure to follow each other to develop your network. I have been busy marking yr 12 exams so I have not been about here much. I hope to be able to contribute more soon.

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