Foundation @ Lightning Reef

Welcome to a new school year. After nearly six weeks of summer holidays, it is time to head back to school feeling refreshed and excited. After two years teaching in the senior Department at Lightning Reef, I am thrilled to be teaching the Foundation Years. It is going to be an exciting year as we learn and integrate all this tech and make use of our iPAD programme.

I am certain all the students in Foundation will learn a lot in 2014 and enjoy being part of a wonderful classroom community. I am excited to get the class blog up and running again and this blog will be a big part of our classroom program. I can’t wait to teach all the students all about blogging. Miss Jodi’s class will be learning with the students in Mrs Baeck’s class, in a big double classroom. Together, we are going to have a fantastic year. We are going to love integrating and learning through all thing tech.


Online Etiquette and Legal Responsibilities

Online Etiquette and your Legal Responsibilities

Important Guidelines

There are so many ways to communicate electronically today. Email, Social Media, Twitter and Blogs to name a few. It is so important to be aware of online etiquette and your responsibilities when communicating online. It is also important to be aware that some forms of communicating are illegal and could get the author into BIG trouble.

When it comes to Blogs, the owner is the administrator and is responsible for approving any comments before they can be published. This means that if any negative or inappropriate comments are posted, the administrator WILL NOT publish these comments. In fact the exercise of writing such comments becomes a little fruitless, as no such comments will see the light of the internet.

What is also very important to remember when writing comments online, anything that is inappropriate or offensive can be forwarded onto the POLICE for further investigation. It is also important to note that passing yourself off as some else, by creating an email account in another person’s name, is a CRIME. It is called IDENTITY THEFT.

Please note that every time someone makes a comment, their unique IP address is included and this IP address gives the POLICE the name and address of the account holder. Wireless, Dial up, ADSL and Smart phone accounts all have an unique IP address.

So remember to think about what you write online. Keep it as positive, polite, friendly and respectful as you would offline.

When communicating within online learning systems you are expected to follow the same standards of behaviour as you would in a classroom situation and obey the rules of online etiquette:

Never use language that could be found offensive. Never attack others personally
and don’t act in a way that could constitute harassment, bullying or discrimination.

So remember to think about what you write online. Keep it positive, polite, friendly and respectful









Click on this link to see what the Victorian Police have to say about Cyber bullying and harassment.

Click on this link to see what the Victorian Police have to say about Identity Theft

Tylore’s Story




I keep Raging but sometimes I win a lot.


It all started last year just before my Birthday…… I get LBP2 and then I got LBP because of the Welcome Back Paguestege. The first thing I did was do the Campaign but when I got to the LAST BOSS FIGHT I kept LOZING so I stop playing. A few months later I came back and I beat the whole game (YES!) but right now i got a Problem! You see im in the Campaign of LBP and im in the JAPAN levels. Im on the boss for the JAPAN levels but i keep Lozing……… if only i had another controller (LBP and LBP2 are just on PS3).



By Tylore

Jackson’s Holiday

Broom broom that’s the car roaring ready to go to Melbourne. It was a long trip but I’m use to it because I go to Melbourne a lot. In the car there was Harry Vicki Mum and I. Vicki is my mum’s friend and we are also in Vicki’s car. Harry and I are going to stay at are nans house for a while. Vicki and Mum are going to stay in adilade to relax.
When harry and I got to nan’s Mum and Vicki stayed for a nice cup of tea. When Mum and Vicki left it’s going to be a bit boring but at least I can watch auster and go to the shops. And get some DVD’S and watch a few movies
But I still felt bored. Harry was mad because he was bored Harry kept saying “I’m bored I’m bored”. But that night we had an awesome tea we had hot chilli fish, mash
Potato and vegies,
Nan decided Harry and I needed new shoes so we went out to the shops to get new shoes. When we got there we first went to Kmart and they had good shoes but I looked and looked until I found slip on shoes that fit me
But Harry was mad because he wanted to go to EB games.