Are we putting the cart before the horse?

Every time I go to a conference I always hear that we should put learning and pedagogy first before the device or technology. But how does a teacher connect learning; pedagogy and content to the device if they don't understand or see what the capabilities of the device or tech is. Should the edutech cart... Continue Reading →

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It’s time to kill the timetable 

On a recent trip to Ballarat and visiting Sovereign Hill (which was ace, if you live in Melbourne go there!)  it became very obvious that schools haven't moved on for years! Dare I say hundreds of years. Students sit in rows, move in blocks of time, every second is timetabled. Stepping back to Ballarat of... Continue Reading →

Trying to dig deep with a flipped classroom

I have been a 'fanboy' of the flipped classroom for sometime, having built up confidence in totally flipping my subjects and seeing the many benefits a flipped environment brings. One of the main areas that I have been really happy with is how the flipped classroom allows the class to dig a little deeper into... Continue Reading →

Friday Standups

I wanted to create greater student accountability around their learning and also give students the opportunity to present their learning and discuss where they are going.  I got the idea from collaborating with a UX designer in London with my class. With her team every Friday they meet and discuss what they are working on, seek feedback... Continue Reading →

Why you should use past students as experts 

I have been lucky enough to work in many collaborative environments, where experts were readily available to shape my learning and provide inspiration which challenged my thinking. This is something that I have been keen to continue with my students. With point to point technology it is relatively easy to invite an expert into your... Continue Reading →

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