Author: Alex Bunting

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The Apollo Launch

Around July 1st 2017 I was in Myanmar sat in a cafe on Inle Lake trying to set up everything I needed to start the COETAIL course. Nearly 10 months later and this is...

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Why we should not just take the easy route

This past few weeks we have been teaching the grade 10 students at our school about failure, and why failure is a good thing. Using famous examples we are trying to demonstrate to the...

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Our future is online

Its sometimes hard to imagine education looking any different in 5, 10 or 15 years from now. I think its because education now looks very similar to how it looked when I was in...

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Remember to cover your eggs with rocks

I am a gamer, and I have been since I was able to use my parents’ BBC Microcomputer. I mostly played a game called Repton. Unlike video games nowadays, produced by teams of (sometimes)...

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This is a problem. I must inquire…

Around the world education lives in the past. Sure, there are pockets of the present emanating out of a few schools, but by and large education worldwide is being disseminated to students in much...

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Moving beyond the high tech pencil

When we imagine technology, we would often think of computers. But technology does not only refer to digital computers. Whilst how we understand the word does normally refer to computers, that’s only because most...

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Sweeto returns without the Norman doors.

Coming to the end of the topic on Visual Literacy I was struck by several things. Firstly, how I never considered visual literacy before, yet I have been utilizing it for years. I guess...

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A visually statistical wonderland

I love data. I love stats. Last week we had parent conferences. In our school this is four hours on Thursday evening and then a full morning (8am-1pm) on the Friday. In order to...

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Free the Dragons

Cadburys did an amazing advert back in 2008. The last 4 seconds advertise Cadbury. The other 87 seconds are about a bunch of airport vehicles racing. Its a fun advert to watch – and...