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Four ways schools can make their technology PD more effective

Many schools will require their teachers to undertake technology PD this year. However, most of them will probably see little change in the quantity and quality of technology integration after the PD. Why? Because the common ‘tick-off’ or ‘kick-off’ approach to professional development is not effective. Here are four ways that schools can break free of this approach and make their professional development programs better.

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Term 1 2018 Professional Development For Teachers In NZ

In this short blog post, we outline some of the professional development events we have planned for New Zealand teachers. We have STEAM / Digital Technologies training, Google Certifications and more. Check out all the details as well as ways you can request expert professional development for your school.

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5 Myths about STEAM Learning

STEM and STEAM would be one of the biggest buzz words going around education at the moment. But there are also lots of misconceptions about what it is and how to implement it effectively. Here is a list of the 5 most commonly held myths I often hear about STEAM Learning.

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How to choose the right STEM / STEAM tools for your school

Is your school looking at developing a STEAM Learning program? In today’s environment of limited resources, It’s crucial that schools are very intentional about which tools they invest in and choose those which are right for their students. Here are 5 things we suggest you do to help make those important decisions.

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5 Ideas For Your Student Tech Team

One way for your school to grow the digital learning capacity of its students, teachers and community is to have a student leadership group, often called ‘The Tech Team’ or even, ‘Digital Ninjas.’ Here are 5 ways that these teams can supercharge the digital learning environment in your school.

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6 reasons why you should become digitally certified

One of the most important tools we have in the modern classroom is a digital one. We use laptops and tablets for communication, creation, assessment and probably most importantly, learning. And it’s no wonder that for teachers, one of the important parts of our roles as educators is to know how to use them. But …

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How to get the most out of your school staff development day

In this video I share the a major key to providing technology training that will have your staff implementing what they have seen demonstrated.

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Why most Conference Keynotes Are A Waste Of Time

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.