A great 21 Century Learning Skill (I would ague the Century is irrelevant), is to be able to cite other sources correctly. In Australia, the ACARA ICT General Capabilities (Australian National Curriculum for our overseas readers) suggest that a student should credit other peoples images by the end of year 4 and cite all sources including…Read More
When I ran one of my first conferences at Google HQ last April we had just over 100 teachers attend. Of those 100 teachers only 7 were female.
It was ironic, at the time Google had a massive wall art showing the symbols for male and female.
See what is happening to engage more females in the Tech industry.Read More
I’ve sat through 9 keynote presentations this week and need to get something off my chest.
I thought the best way to do this would be to write an open letter while I sat through the last keynote for the day.Read More
Get into the game-based learning. Get into the world of Minecraft. Hear out Tim Wicks from Thinkfizz.com.au on how to effectively use Minecraft in Education. Get more of Tim at the Using Technology Better Conference in Sydney & Adelaide this September and October.
For more details about the conference, you can go to: http://usingtechnologybetterconference.com/Read More
Most technology conferences are for people who already love and use technology.
But what if you would like to use technology better, but feel like it is too hard to catch up let alone keep up.
The Using Technology Better Conference is a teaching and learning conference where teachers choose a strand, and immerse themselves in it for a day. Find out more in this postRead More
How many times have we heard our students protest, “It’s not my fault!” Our students make all kind of excuses but to be fair so do we. One of the greatest excuses both teachers and students alike make is that It’s not my fault. I have returned home from 10 days touring New Zealand speaking to a number…Read More
Last week I attended the Leading a Digital School Conference. There was a great range of teachers from every state in Australia as well as a few international teachers present. I didn’t have as much opportunity to sit in on other presenters sessions this time as I was pretty much booked out consulting with schools…Read More
This week I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the interactive teaching and learning conference in Sydney. Here are some of the interesting thoughts and ideas I came across during the conference:Read More
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…Read More
Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Google Teacher Academy (GTA) in Sydney. There were 55 teachers from around the globe who were selected to attend the 2 day conference that demonstrated (at break neck speed I might add) a number of the Google apps and their application in the classroom.Here is a…Read More