James Jenkins



Member since
03/12/2010

James Jenkins

James, is an experienced teacher of Chemistry and Biology and is currently the Head of Middle School Science at Canterbury College, South of Brisbane. James has a Masters degree in Science Education and has taught science in the state and independent sectors in Australia and overseas. His areas of interest include student motivation and engagement and the incorporation of technology into science teaching. James is passionate about incorporating technology in ways that enhance teaching and learning. In addition to his teaching, James has worked on a variety of projects designed to boost student achievement and improve scientific literacy. He is currently writing innovative units of work to fit with the Australian Science Curriculum.

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Using Digital Pedagogy Effectively in the Science Classroom
by Deanna Jones on 03/04/2018

This course was able to give me some new ideas of websites to use during lessons. Many of the website are useful and engaging.

Using Digital Pedagogy Effectively in the Science Classroom
by Kai Connell on 29/03/2018

This course was invaluable for learning and sharing new digital pedagogies for use in classroom learning. I acquired many useful resources, both directly through the course and also by sharing with other teachers, that have since been used in the classroom. It has assisted student learning and increased student engagement.

Using Digital Pedagogy Effectively in the Science Classroom
by Wayne Chambers on 29/03/2018

I have just completed the TTA course ‘ Using Digital Pedagogy Effectively in the Science Classroom’.
I found this course to be relevant to my needs and the online delivery comfortable within my limited study-time opportunities.
I would rate the course as excellent, now that I am at the end of my 100 hours for NESA, I would rank this course as having been my most useful.
I fully intend to implement the strategies and techniques covered in this course.

Using Digital Pedagogy Effectively in the Science Classroom
by Suzanne Agar on 18/04/2017

The course was excellent. It provided me with an understanding of a range of different digital tools that I can use to engage students and I was able to exchange ideas and discuss the use of different strategies with other Science teachers. James (course facilitator) is passionate about technology use in Science & very supportive of course participants' ideas.

Using Digital Pedagogy Effectively in the Science Classroom
by Carolyn Thomas on 05/04/2017

I found the course very useful. In particular I really enjoyed being introduced to some new digital tools I had not used before and seeing how others have used them in their lessons to give me ideas as to how I may be able to incorporate them into my lessons. It was definitely a very useful, worthwhile course.

Using Digital Pedagogy Effectively in the Science Classroom
by Julia Sullivan on 05/04/2017

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Using Digital Pedagogy Effectively in the Science Classroom
04/04/2017

I found the course to be very useful.

Using Digital Pedagogy Effectively in the Science Classroom
by Brenden Parsons on 02/05/2016

The course offers some very interesting ways to incorporate digital media into the classroom. I had already used several of the strategies but there were many more that were included and that other participants had used that I had not considered. I have already started to implement these into my lessons.

Using Digital Pedagogy Effectively in the Science Classroom
by Grace Perry on 22/04/2016

The course presented many digital strategies that can easily be implemented to enhance teaching and learning. I would definitely recommend this course to others.

Using Digital Pedagogy Effectively in the Science Classroom
by Robert Walker on 20/04/2016

I found the overall course very informative and useful to my development as a teacher. I have been exposed to different digital platforms and technology that I was previously unaware of.

I would happily recommend this course to anyone that would be interested in doing it.

Thanks must go to both TTA and James for the work they have put in to making this course so enjoyable to complete and for not making the submissions onerous and feeling like it was a burden to work on.

Using Digital Pedagogy Effectively in the Science Classroom
by Max Malkin on 20/04/2016

The course facilitated a collaborative learning experience and supplied some useful tools for the classroom that I will be implementing. The course leader was very encouraging and knowledgeable.

Using Digital Pedagogy Effectively in the Science Classroom
by Eric Smith on 20/04/2016

James runs a good course. The content was excellent and discussion was valuable to current/future practice.

Using Digital Pedagogy Effectively in the Science Classroom
by Shakti Chetty on 18/04/2016

This course was helpful in expanding my knowledge about Digital Pedagogy. It was relevant with information that we can put into practice.

Using Digital Pedagogy Effectively in the Science Classroom
by Belinda Stone on 15/04/2016

Fantastic course, some great resources and very supportive facilitator.

The WWW and Science Education - From the basics to Web 2.0
by Rebecca Fittock on 14/07/2015

This was a great course covering many useful subject-specific applications of technology/web 2.0 tools.

The WWW and Science Education - From the basics to Web 2.0
by Anne Noonan on 30/06/2015

Worthwhile

The WWW and Science Education - From the basics to Web 2.0
by Tiffany Chandler on 30/06/2015

This course was excellent. The forums were a fantastic way to get ideas from other teachers especially websites and games to use in class. I found it very validating too as some of the ideas mentioned I was already using in my classroom.

The WWW and Science Education - From the basics to Web 2.0
by Tracy Jones on 10/12/2014

The course was excellent it forced me to interact with a lot of technologies that I would have been unsure about in the past and it showcased a multitude of very helpful resources. James was supportive and helpful.

The WWW and Science Education - From the basics to Web 2.0
by Peter Hanisch on 10/12/2014

I enjoyed participating in the course. I found the units interesting and was able to share my ideas as well as obtain interesting concepts, websites and some different ideas that I have incorporated into my teaching.

The WWW and Science Education - From the basics to Web 2.0
by Kylie Wynne on 28/11/2014

Great breadth of information covered. Improved my skills in data collection and use of web tools. Great to hear what other teachers are using too. I was a little behind the rest of the group, and found it hard to complete tasks each week considering the time of year, report writing etc.