2013 is the tenth year that Mrs Morris (right) and Miss Jordan (left) have been teaching at Leopold Primary School.
2013 is the fourth year that they have team taught. Mrs Morris and Miss Jordan LOVE blogging, skyping and collaborating with many classes around the world. The love to use technology in different ways to help students learn.
During 2012, the 4KM and 4KJ blog came third for Best Class Blog in the worldwide Edublog Awards.
Over the past three years, Mrs Morris and Miss Jordan have featured in the The Age newspaper, Runner’s World Magazine, the Herald Sun newspaper, The Financial Review newspaper, the Department of Education (DEECD) website and magazine and on BayFM radio station!
Mrs Morris and Miss Jordan have both presented at many conferences; telling teachers about all the ways they use technology in their classroom.
ABOUT MRS MORRIS…
What grade levels have you taught before grade four? I have taught grades one, two and three.
What was your favourite subject when you were at school? I used to love Maths, Reading and Art.
What do you do in your free time? Apart from playing around with technology, I like bushwalking, travelling, cooking, reading, running and staying fit. I enjoy spending time with my niece and nephew, Trinny and Wyatt. I also liking writing. I write my own blog to help teachers use technology in their classrooms and I have many teacher friends all around the world!
What was your most memorable holiday? In June/July 2012, I travelled to the USA after winning the DEECD Outstanding Primary Teacher Award. I met Mrs Yollis and many other blogging buddies. Mrs Yollis and I presented at a big conference and I had a great time travelling around the USA.
What is your favourite colour? I like the colour red.
What are your favourite foods? I like chocolate, apples, ice cream, yoghurt, pizza, tomatoes, pasta, beetroot and lots more!
ABOUT MISS JORDAN…
What grades levels have you taught before grade four? I have taught grades prep, one and two.
Where did you grow up? I was born in Melbourne and then my family moved to Pomonal, near Halls Gap, when I was eight years old. I moved to Geelong in 2000 to study teaching at Deakin University and have been here ever since!
What do you like doing in your free time? I have similar interests to Mrs Morris! I enjoy reading, seeing movies, spending time with friends, keeping fit, running and cooking. I also write a blog for teachers, called Teaching Literacy in the Early Years.
What is your favourite holiday destination? New York City!
Do you have any pets? I have a black and white cat named Bella. She is about five years old and she’s very cheeky!