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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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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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Digital Citizenship 101

The final project for the second course had various options, but I knew as soon as I saw it that the project into PD on digital literacy was what I needed to do. I...

Did you know your students were secret internet superstars? 2

Did you know your students were secret internet superstars?

Changing the world doesn’t have to be done by the very clever or the very wise. I know this because I know teachers who, despite not achieving what would be thought of as ‘well’...

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Your connection is not private

Privacy online is an ever evolving topic. Back when I was first introduced to the internet, privacy issues were not something to be concerned about. Facebook, twitter and even Myspace didn’t exist at the time,...

Maps, Apps and Docs – How I re-imagined teaching Heat 0

Maps, Apps and Docs – How I re-imagined teaching Heat

Technology is a gift to education, but one that with poor training is not necessarily used appropriately. For example research has suggested that using computers to take notes is less effective than hand writing them. Another example...

Of The Power of International Collaboration 6

Of The Power of International Collaboration

  International classrooms will be one of the big wins of the technological revolution in schools. No longer will it only be that thirty students you always teach, because you now have a doorway...

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Of The Future

The summer holidays give me an excellent chance to read. The biggest reason why is that I do not have my computer, upon which are the games I have wiled my life away playing....

Of The Winds of Curiosity 1

Of The Winds of Curiosity

  One of the lecturers I especially respected through university was the head of teaching in the Physics department at the time, Simon Bates. I respected Professor Bates because he was passionate about the...