Profile: Elizabeth Cranfield
- Elizabeth Cranfield
- Science Teacher
I am a British trained teacher who qualified to teach Science in 1996 following an Honours Degree in Physiology and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Secondary Education. I taught in the UK for about 5 years in total, with a few ski seasons thrown in, between 1996 and 2004. During my time in schools, I taught General Science to 11-16 year olds and Biology post-16. The first school I taught in, a government school, received technology status in the late 1990s. This meant that the school received government funding specifically for the provision of technology in the classroom. I was the ICT coordinator for my department which involved investigating resources for use in science and looking for opportunities in the programmes for incorporating ICT the classroom. I have been in Australia for just over 4 years and teaching Science and Chemistry at Loreto Normanhurst for 18 months. I regularly use a variety of different technologies as part of my teaching strategies. I implement the use of Smartboard on a daily basis and have found this an excellent tool for saving lessons, especially for senior classes, to whom the notes can also be sent via e-mail. It is also a great tool for sharing pedagogy amongst colleagues. Sourcing online animations or activities to enhance the understanding of the more difficult concepts or to liven up otherwise dry topics is also important. Our school is going 1:1 next year and finding out about new ways to incorporate ICT in the classroom is a priority for me as I embrace this development.
- I would expect an option to book online. Also, there would need to be a reminder of which programme I was trying to book, rather than go back in my browser to find the title of the course. Also availability could be shown - like in hotel bookings.
- replace this image with an animated version?
- Diagrams and animations would be great
- Diagrams would be beneficial
- An animation would be fabulous here. The document is not really something that students would find relevant or understandable.
- Would it be possible to have a simplified version of this to meet the requirements of the NSW syllabus at Stage 5.
- it would be great to have photos with frog call audio links on this page.
- There is a lot of high level terminology in the teaser. However, the rest of the text is much easier reading and includes tangible comparisons - e.g. comparing to Olympic pool, time taken to identify species.
- Please clarify the meaning of multicellular in this context: "...since multicellular life evolved..."
- 2010 International Year of Biodiversity
- Classifying spiders
- Helping hand for a vulnerable little chat
- Invertebrate biodiversity
- Looking inside the Earth
- Metamorphosis: a remarkable change
- Plate Tectonic processes
- Spider origins
- Spider survival
- Structure and composition of the Earth
- The rock cycle
- The Solar System
- The universe
- What are insects?
- What are spiders?
- What is biodiversity?
- What's happening to Australia's biodiversity?
- Why most animals are insects