Digital Skills for the Future

We've all heard of IQ and EQ, but what about "DQ" - your Digital Quotient? Sure, it sounds buzzy, but stick with us. The graphic above comes from the DQ Alliance's website,  an organisation that hopes to bridge some of those great digital divides between generations.

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

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

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.

The Illusion of Balance

I was lucky enough to recently travel to Singapore to attend the Learning 2.013 conference, hosted by United World College, South East Asia.  I have attended conferences in the past but this was a an entirely new level for me.  I was surrounded by amazing educators

Who needs instructions anyway?

In my travels, both in and out of schools, I often encounter adults who are seemingly held back in their use of iOS devices.  I notice it more with iPads in schools and it is very common to hear a teacher say that they haven't been

A day in the life… Part 2

I am in a class with a mix of year 5 and 6 students.  Many of the students are working in pairs, using one of the school’s MacBook Airs that live on the charging trolley.  As I look around, I see many students looking for a

A day in the life… Part 1

I’m sitting on the floor.  Actually, I am sitting on a small red chair, but it is only about 8 inches above the floor.  The classroom teacher is sitting beside me but she seems quite comfortable.  It seems this chair was designed for little people, like

HaikuDeck – It’s what your students’ iPads are missing.

I am not quite sure how HaikuDeck managed to elude me for this long, but I tried out this presentation software recently and found it solved many issues I have with presenting with an iPad. If you are a teacher who has ever set a presentation

ThingLink – Another great web tool.

We recently discovered ThingLink, and we think it's worth sharing.  ThingLink is a web tool that allows you to annotate images with links that appear when you hover your mouse over it.  In some ways, it is similar to an image map you might create in

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