Google Advanced Search

Google Advanced Search helps us access information and images that can be re-used and shared in our work. When doing research, it is a great opportunity to speak with students about copyright and plagiarism. Adding Google Advanced Search to the Home Screen will save having to type the address in each time you want to do research with your students. The website address is, https://www.google.com/advanced_search How to use Google Advanced [...]

Class VR Kit – Virtually Disrupting ‘Real World Application’ in Learning Design

With 8 headsets, a portal and an app the Class VR kit provides a measured mode of delivering Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) learning tasks in the classroom. The VR library groups collections into learning areas and topics and is growing rapidly. For me it provides a powerful insight into HaSS and Science topics in particular. In terms of skills, the collections provides ample opportunities to develop empathy, [...]

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 pretty comfy with it. Let's talk purpose. My job is professional development, my philosophy under that [...]

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 shown how to use an app. A lot of us grew up in an age where you really wanted to be sure you knew what [...]

Today I Learned…

This is mesmerising to watch.  It is supposedly a real-time visual representation of what people are searching for on Google.  After watching for a couple of minutes, I have learned a few things: Prancercise is a thing, and it is hilarious Michele Bachman's resignation announcement is a really big deal in the States I have no idea who Chrissy Teigen is I miss having American basketball on our TV channels, but [...]

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