Microsoft PD

Last week we spent a couple of days with the Microsoft Education team in Melbourne to get our heads around Office 365 for learning. To be honest, for at least the last 4 years I have been focused very much on Apple, and have worked primarily with Apple products in my classroom. I was excited

Let the games begin!

So you may have seen the post on Socrative, an excellent quiz tool. While it can be web based or accessed through the app, it has many advantages such as a google login in for the teacher, a variety of ways to pace quizzes and excellent feedback.   However, there are many quiz making tools

iPad Learning Experiences

Term 3 has been a busy term for iPad Learning Experiences! This has seen 2 primary schools have access to a class set of iPads for a month to simulate a one to one learning environment. The Year 3 class at Shelley Primary School were the first to have the iPads. The year 3’s were

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Invisible Teachers

  Many teachers I meet are invisible teachers. I’m not talking about invisible teaching, where the teacher blends seamlessly into the classroom coaching students on their own journey of learning, but I’m talking about the way that a teacher shares the successes of their teaching and collaborates with like minded peers. Many fantastic teachers read

5 C-Words

"Arrest this man, he talks in maths, he buzzes like a fridge, he's like a detuned radio."  I swore I'd never do it. I swore I'd never unleash a quaint little memory device to simplify a process that otherwise demands a decent serving of your attention. But here we are, and truth be told, I'm

Socrative has upgraded!

I have never made a secret of the fact that I love using Socrative in class.  Whether you are super organised, and want to run a quick quiz to collect some data, or you just want to run a couple of quick activities to check understanding within your class, Socrative has always made it easy

Bartender

In my work, I often get the reputation of being "the computer guy" or a bit of a gadget nerd.  The fact that I wear a watch I backed on Kickstarter and I'm usually working between at least two devices probably adds to that reputation, but I maintain that it's a little bit off the mark.

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