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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...

Moving beyond the high tech pencil 5

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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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...

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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 andĀ even Myspace didn’t exist at the time,...