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

More on HaikuDeck

A while ago I posted this article on HaikuDeck, in which I talked about some of my favourite features of this slick presentation app for iPads. I recently came across this blog post on HaikuDeck's own site.  In honour of National Teacher's Day recently, the good

Taking Control of our Email

Happy New Year!  As the first post of the year, I'm going to capitalise on two things.  The first is how fresh our memories of Christmas lunch or dinner are, and the second is the openness to forming resolutions characteristic of January. But first, let's talk

STORY: A GPS-enhanced excursion.

Keeping an entire group of students engaged and active throughout an entire excursion is not always an easy task.  Especially when they're secondary students.  Especially when it's a multi-school team building day.  Especially when they have pockets full of smartphones. At this point, we have a

Need a pick-me-up?

Everyone needs a pick-me-up from time to time. I suggest you add this link to your bookmarks, save it as a web app on your home screen, or make it your start page. Emergency Compliment.

The Future of Maths?

As a mathematics teacher, it always used to frustrate me that people seemed to increasingly rely on a calculator to do what could be accomplished in their head. Even if the answer requires more accuracy that can reasonably be accomplished mentally, the process of approximating a

Reflection App for mobile iPad Presentations

If you present using an iPad often, you have probably encountered issues with projecting your image for your audience to see. Many classrooms have a computer connected to a projector already, so to project an iPad means you have to disconnect the computer, and connect your

App Rundown – Creative Book Builder

Creative Book Builder is one of those apps for iOS devices that can be applied across all learning areas, and can enable the iPad to be a truly creative device. The app allows the user to create a fully published ebook by assembling content including: text

Google Apps for Education

Have you heard about the suite of apps that Google offers for use in Education? Want to find out? There are a few dates coming up in 2013 that may be of interest to teachers looking to integrate Google apps into their classrooms: Melbourne, AU -

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