Five Jobs that Don’t Exist Yet

  Back to school next week.  Here's a nice little piece of reading to infuse into your thoughts to begin the new semester. When I was at high  school, the standard line trotted out to us at parent information evenings and during career education was that a significant percentage of us would find themselves employed in jobs that didn't exist yet.  Given the nature of the work I do now, I [...]

LINK: Will Richardson on the role of technology in Lifelong Learning

For those who attended our workshops this week, here's a nice bit of reading on why it's so important that teachers immerse themselves in the world of online networks, web publishing, and deliberately managing digital reputations. Richardson suggests that the visibility & transparency that comes with being "Googleable" is a really solid first step towards modelling the kinds of positive online contributions we'd all love to see our students engaging in. [...]

Socrative | Student Response System | App for iPad

Socrative | Student Response System | Audience Response Systems | Clicker | Clickers | Student Clickers | ARS | Mobile Clicker | Software Clicker. My Room # Socrative is a smart student response system that lets you easily and quickly create and conduct quizzes. You can start an instant quiz to ask multi-choice, true/false or short answer question from your presentation. Or you can create and save your own online quizzes. [...]

iMovie Trailers on the iPad

iMovie on the iPad is a great creation tool for both teachers and students. You can quickly and easily use the movie trailer feature to create dynamic video presentations. Have your students create trailers to review or summarise an event or concept. Capture some short video clips. Choose the trailer template that suits. Drag and drop your video clips to the storyboard. Edit the text boxes to suit your topic and [...]

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