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Negative labelling & stereotyping of teachers who don’t adopt technology won’t help achieve change

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.

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3 Ways to Jump Start Your Professional Development

We’ve all rocked up to a professional development session doubting it would deliver what we needed. But with the right mindset you can get the most out of PD no matter the context.  Get your head back in the game with these top tips and before you know it, you’ll

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Add a Dynamic Soundtrack to Storytelling

Take your digital storytelling to the next level by giving your students the opportunity to create custom, dynamic soundtracks for their stories.  Perhaps a story calls for a suspenseful musical composition or an upbeat soundtrack. Setting the scene is easy with Garage Band, the ideal tool to create a soundtrack

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Create your own personalised translator in Google sheets

How could you combine a language lesson with mathematics and spreadsheets? The magic of Google sheets allows us to be able to use certain functions to create our own language translating spreadsheet using Google translate. Follow these three steps to create your own personalised translator for you and your students.

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3 Ways to Jump Start Your Professional Development

We’ve all rocked up to a professional development session doubting it would deliver what we needed. But with the right mindset you can get the most out of PD no matter the context.  Get your head back in the game with these top tips and before you know it, you’ll

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Add a Dynamic Soundtrack to Storytelling

Take your digital storytelling to the next level by giving your students the opportunity to create custom, dynamic soundtracks for their stories.  Perhaps a story calls for a suspenseful musical composition or an upbeat soundtrack. Setting the scene is easy with Garage Band, the ideal tool to create a soundtrack

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FRIDAY FUNNY – PHONES IN SCHOOL

Some teachers are all for allowing students to have their phones in school.  They use them as learning devices and manage the possible distractions that come with having your phone on in class. On the other hand some schools have a strict no phones in school policy, confiscating any phone

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Search Engines For Kids

We have all had the shocking experience of searching for a harmless search term only to find a not so innocent search result! Luckily there are now some fantastic search engines for kids available. I was at a school in the southern part of South Australia once running a professional development day for the

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3 Ways to Jump Start Your Professional Development

We’ve all rocked up to a professional development session doubting it would deliver what we needed. But with the right mindset you can get the most out of PD no matter the context.  Get your head back in the game with these top tips and before you know it, you’ll

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Add a Dynamic Soundtrack to Storytelling

Take your digital storytelling to the next level by giving your students the opportunity to create custom, dynamic soundtracks for their stories.  Perhaps a story calls for a suspenseful musical composition or an upbeat soundtrack. Setting the scene is easy with Garage Band, the ideal tool to create a soundtrack

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Back to School

The start of a school year and technology

The start of the school year with technology can be messy, but by following these five steps your journey may be easier ! The relationships they help build with students will create a sense of community and belonging with technology assisting learning.

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It’s Not My Fault Pt 2

In the previous post I spoke of my reaction to the phrase, “It’s not my fault.” One of the contexts that I regularly hear the comment “it’s not my fault” is in the area of poverty.  Now before we get too far into this topic please understand three things: 1.

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Fun activity to train your brain

Now matter how many times I show this to students and teachers alike the response is always the same…laughter and bewilderment. Activity: How smart is your Right foot? Give your students these simple instructions – play it up to make it even more fun (I offer prizes etc) 1. While

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3 Ways to Jump Start Your Professional Development

We’ve all rocked up to a professional development session doubting it would deliver what we needed. But with the right mindset you can get the most out of PD no matter the context.  Get your head back in the game with these top tips and before you know it, you’ll

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Add a Dynamic Soundtrack to Storytelling

Take your digital storytelling to the next level by giving your students the opportunity to create custom, dynamic soundtracks for their stories.  Perhaps a story calls for a suspenseful musical composition or an upbeat soundtrack. Setting the scene is easy with Garage Band, the ideal tool to create a soundtrack

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