I had the opportunity to speak at a combined schools staff development day on Wednesday. I spent 2 sessions speaking about how to motivate students and increase student engagement in the classroom. The last session after lunch was spent on looking at technology in the classroom and how we can use technology as a tool to engage and motivate the students. In particular we looked at the role that Google apps can play in education.
At the end of the day after taking questions and speaking with a number of teachers after the event I realised two things: