Innovators and early adopters of technology can become frustrated when their colleagues aren’t enthusiastically embracing the new world of learning and teaching with technology. In some cases, this frustration leads to the negative labelling and stereotyping of these colleagues. In this post I share a few examples of what these labels and stereotypes might look like and the problems associated with them. Along the way I’ll also give a few suggestions for practical strategies that might be more effective in helping to achieve widespread change.Read More
If you want to engage and motivate – there’s nothing better than Pokemon Go at the moment. And when you connect an engagement tool with something meaningful – you get some super effective teaching and learning!
In this post we show you the exact steps needed to make a Pokemon map using Google maps and connect this to a history and or geography lesson for students.
NOTE: If you are concerned about security and the Pokemon App, we don’t use the Pokemon game to develop this lesson – you just use the images off the internet.Read More
In this video clip, Alice and I discuss how we can help resistant teachers change their mind about technology. This video was part of an hour long Google hangout. You can watch the whole hangout here Transcript: How To Help Resistant Teachers Adopt Technology __ Download PDF Version Alice: When you’re working with teachers and they’re…Read More
One question I get asked all the time is how do I teach with technology when I have limited resources. Maybe you have 5 devices for 25 students.
In this video, Alice Keeler and I discuss strategies for enabling collaboration and ICT integration into lessons when resources are limited. Whether you have a BYOD program or no program, these strategies will help you teach with ICT.Read More
Is Google scripts and coding just for the experts?
Alice Keeler and Mike Reading talk about how you can get started with Coding in Google Apps. Alice lists a number of resources to get started on your coding journey.Read More
I love how you can apply mathematical principles to your teaching and school improvement plans. This principle when applied to school improvement can make a massive and sustainable change to your culture and practise.
Here is how you can make large scale changes and reduce resistance to change.Read More
We have all heard the the phrase pedagogy. But what about its bigger brother Andragogy?
There seems to be some momentum towards an andragogical approach to learning in classrooms all around the world. What is this approach and how can we manage the demands placed on us a s teachers?Read More
Last week my family moved from Australia to New Zealand. Even though the two countries are only a three hour flight apart, it was a logistical nightmare and something that took a year of planning (both in terms of family and company structure). There were three main reasons why we made the move. Each of…Read More
In this video I share the a major key to providing technology training that will have your staff implementing what they have seen demonstrated.Read More
Lately, I have been looking for an easy way for students to create infographics. The following tool is so easy to use and creates great looking infographic posters. Before I talk about the ‘how’ let’s talk about the ‘why’Read More