Do we need specialist teachers to teach coding and computational thinking? Or can we trust our current teachers to handle the new digital technology curriculum?
Kahoot! is insanely popular right now. You might already being using Kahoot! and thinking “Bit lazy Joel, tell us something we don’t know”. But sometimes you
Beginning teachers don’t get supported like they used to. This might sound like I’m yearning for a time I never knew but I’m feeling pretty
It’s school holidays here in Brisbane. This means I can indulge in a few of my guilty pleasures. It’s difficult to admit but one of
Tech Tip Tuesday here again. This time we’re looking at Quizlet. Quizlet can best be summed up as “Flashcards on Steroids”. (Don’t go, I promise,
I’m furious. The source of my anger is a pencil. This Pencil. On this particular occasion, “The Pencil” was retweeted 28 times and liked 55
Tech Tip Tuesday is a weekly, 3 minute video I send to all the staff at my school. In these videos I give practical tips to
Not everybody likes edtech as much as I do. In fact there aren’t that many that do. My twitter feed leans heavily towards educational technology.
My classroom is probably best described as controlled chaos. Some students are working individually, some are in small groups, others are watching a video, another
In the beginning of my career I had some pretty rough classroom observations. I can talk about them because I’ve since moved on and nobody
“Yes, but what do you do with the resisters? You know, the people who hate change?” Here’s the secret. EVERYONE HATES CHANGE! Story Time I
Why use video? They say “a picture is worth a thousand words”. So, at 24 frames a second, a 2 minute video is worth 2,880,000