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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, cause-and-affect, creative […]

Not to talk too big a game, but OneNote is one of the most useful programs in existence. It comes preloaded on the Microsoft Surface and can be downloaded for free on iOS, Android and MacOS.
In the classroom teachers can use it for many engaging activities. There are so many features of OneNote that I love, but my top 3 favourite features of OneNote are:

  1. Using the pen – I […]

Makey Makey is an invention kit. It is great for kids in a classroom because it allows them to create things and experiment with conductive materials. I also like that it has already been coded for the user, so you can focus on the creation side of things.

Our Professional Development Coordinator (PDC) team spent one morning experimenting and seeing what we could create. We tried some of the cool apps already available […]

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 to work with a Surface Pro 4 when joining Winthrop, but the schools I have been working with […]

I’ve had some great conversations with teachers over the last little while about visualising & displaying data as a form of visual communication, and we’ve always ended up looking at infographics.  These are absolutely everywhere in the world now, so it’s timely to teach kids to interpret and create them.  Here’s a cracking example:

Also, here’s a list that I’ve accumulated in my bookmarks collection as they’ve popped up on my radar.  I […]

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