Name Vanessa Taylor

I am currently teaching year 5 at St John Vianney's Fairy Meadow. My teaching experience to date has been many years in K- 3. I consider myself to have "missed the technology boat!" and so hopefully this course will give me the skills to start making good use of some of the technologies on offer. I'd like to be able to use technology to improve the student's critical literacy skills.
Next term I will be looking at utilising " Murder Under the Microsope" which is an internet environmental mystery that the children have to solve. Has anyone used this with Year 5 or thinking about using next term? Our school is also looking at purchasing a Smart board so this is another area I'd like to network on.