ICT & Technology

Microsoft Interactive Education Experience

On Wednesday 30th September 2015, I was lucky enough to be invited to the Microsoft Interactive Education Experience. The day included a tour of the Microsoft office and a look at the Surface 3. It was nice to see Microsoft taking a real interest in education and adopting creative and flexible work spaces in their office. I must… Continue reading Microsoft Interactive Education Experience

Classroom · Practical Ideas · Teaching Strategies

10 Ways to Transform Your Teaching

I recently wrote an article for ACEL e-Publications about the importance of authentic learning. In the article, I discuss authentic learning being overused in many blog posts, tweets, articles and staff meetings; however, it is often presented very vaguely with little to no specific examples of what it actually looks like in a classroom. Therefore, in the article I go… Continue reading 10 Ways to Transform Your Teaching

Coding · Computer Science · Professional Development

Getting Creative with Computer Science

I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think. – STEVE JOBS, THE LOST INTERVIEW Chances are, you have heard about coding. So what is all the fuss about? When thinking about Computer Science, people tend to think of boring and isolated jobs occupied… Continue reading Getting Creative with Computer Science

Book Recommendation · Goals · Professional Development

Book Recommendation #1: How To Talk So Kids Can Learn

I am writing a series of blog posts recommending quality books that I have read in order to energise and inform my teaching practise. Hopefully, I will inspire you to do the same. “In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather… Continue reading Book Recommendation #1: How To Talk So Kids Can Learn

Goals

Teaching With a Vision

I recently wrote an article for ACEL e-Publications about the importance of teachers having a vision and 10 questions teachers should ask themselves in order to continually reflect on themselves as teachers. Click here to subscribe ACEL e-Publications. Teachers should have their own vision statement in order to continue working towards their main purpose and to stay present in… Continue reading Teaching With a Vision

Technology Integration

Technology Integration in Education #1: Twitter

I am writing a series of blog posts related to the integration of technology in the classroom. Each blog post will include practical examples of how to use a specific tool and integrate it into your teaching. We are living in revolutionary times. It is urgent that we think of education, children and teaching differently… Continue reading Technology Integration in Education #1: Twitter