Rebecca is a teacher at a Primary school in north Melbourne, Australia, and enjoys sharing her ideas of embedding technology in the classroom with other teachers. She is also completing a Masters in Education, specialising in IT.
It has become quite a running joke with my year 5/6 students that I am obsessed with posters, or 'anchor charts', in our classroom.
For months I have continued to brush off their comments, believing what I have always been told: that students need these visual displays that have 'captured their learning'; that I was creating a 'print rich' classroom environment that gives my students (and visitors) a clear image of our classroom culture and what we are currently learning about.
I had often been told by casual replacement teachers that they were appreciative of the many charts as they found it easy to pick up and teach if I was absent. I was commended by other staff, with many often coming in to take pictures for their own ideas.