Category Archives: Technology

flipping classrooms?

I’ve been thinking about the concept of “flipped classrooms” now for a while and the great thing about holidays is that it frees up time to do just that – think and in this case write, share and hopefully promote … Continue reading

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teaching trades and technology

This post is written by Malcolm Dawson, Carpentry Trade Teacher, Holmesglen Institute, Victoria. Bob Dylan must have known something when he wrote the song “The times they are a changing” and there certainly has been a shift in the way things are … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary

I was recently sent this Happy Anniversary note from Word Press for 5 years of blogging and I was kind of chuffed. You forget this sort of stuff – thanks to my readers is what I need to be saying. … Continue reading

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Are schools are at a “Tipping Point” in supplying ICT to students!

I’m writing this post to explore viewpoints on a school’s capacity to supply ICT to students – for I propose schools are at a “tipping point” in their attempts to achieve this by themselves. A little context perhaps: About 10 … Continue reading

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lost i phone

This weekend I lost my i phone. I was out at a restaurant and after paying the bill walked out with friends leaving my phone on the table. It wasn’t till the next morning that I discovered – no phone … Continue reading

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Connected Students

Yesterday we held parent teacher interviews in the afternoon and while I was walking around on yard duty I spotted these boys sitting under some playground equipment connected to our wireless network via their i phones or newly leased laptops … Continue reading

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Lessons from Steve Jobs

I’ve just finished reading the authorised biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. I bought the book while travelling to the States in June of this year where everyone seemed to be reading it and finally made the time while on … Continue reading

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Is the Olympics just about winning gold medals?

Context of this post: This morning I’m teaching a group of year 5/6 students. The WALT (We are learning to…) is join an online discussion via a blog and make a comment. Post: An overseas friend made a light-hearted  jib … Continue reading

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Susan McLean presents on cyber safety at Elsternwick PS.

Last week as part of Education Week we held our second parent and teacher forum on cyber safety. The presenter for this session was Susan McLean. We had 50 parents attend Susan’s presentation and this combined with the first cyber … Continue reading

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Cheap Communications

Last year I used my iphone whilst overseas to call and text home. Well you can imagine the bill (I had data roaming on for a little while). Once bitten we were determined not to have that again so this … Continue reading

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The plus delta of an ipad overseas.

This is just a small post on what I love and find frustrtaing using the ipad as a work tool overseas. Yesterday we visited a school in Cambridge (John Tobin) and I took some photos. The ipad was great (compact, … Continue reading

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For those who have had some trouble getting technology to work.

  Some times you just need a laugh and this appealled to me. Thanks to Greg Carroll for this one.

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A new Internet paradigm for learning.

Last month I was fortunate to hear Mark Treadwell [pictured above] speak to a group of aspirant leaders I am mentoring. He had some I think important things to say about learning and I think leadership. He began the morning … Continue reading

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One to One Computing

This book takes a serious historical and international look at the “digital pencil” movement to equip every student with a computing device with wireless connection. Using an ecological perspective as an overarching framework, and drawing on their own studies and … Continue reading

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Yong Zhao speaks about the limitations of test scores to define good schools

Yong Zhao a University Distinguished Professor at the College of Education at Michigan State University and international consultant to many governments talks here about the dangers of the narrow use of national test scores to define what students need. I … Continue reading

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