May 21, 2017

Drone Coding in Education

written by Benjamin Lannen @bjlannen To find out more about Ben, visit his profile in the Educator of TeachTechPlay community. Coding in education is increasing in popularity as is the requirement to teach 21st century skills, computational thinking and digital understanding. A resource and device that has proven to both effective and…
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Digital CitizenshipPrimary
May 15, 2017

5 P’s to a Positive Digital Footprint Board Game

Eleni Kyritsis @misskyritsis Empowering students to make positive decisions online is critical to their development. To support this I display the 5 P’s for a Positive Digital Footprint image I created in my class, referring to this regularly during the school year. Displaying this image is a great first step…
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March 28, 2017

Innovation can never happen in schools: we’re too busy ‘continually improving’

Provocation 3: Innovation can never happen in schools: we’re too busy ‘continually improving’   What is the hard work of innovation in school? Innovation is like genius: one percent inspiration, ninety nine percent perspiration. It’s hard work. Tendayi Viki’s Forbes article Innovation is Management describes the slog that’s required to…
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March 23, 2017

How Might We invite parents to class every week?

Provocation 2: Are most students confident enough in their own learning to invite their parents to class? Are most teachers confident enough in their teaching to invite parents to class? How might we invite parents to class every week?   Parents: the best students to have in your class When was the…
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March 15, 2017

Develop the presentation skills of your students with Touchcast

“I have a dream…” “It’s one small step for man…” “People are always asking me if I know Tyler Durden…” A great speech, story or presentation can take you on a journey through time, transport you to the ends of the earth and beyond, stir deep emotions and open your…
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March 14, 2017

Do words get in the way of leadership?

Provocation 1: No school is the same but all their visions sound identical: how do words get in the way of what leadership are actually trying to say?    Stop Talking About Your Vision: Draw It When I asked the Chief Executive about his vision for the organisation, I was in…
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January 26, 2017

Sphero’s in the Classroom

Eleni Kyritsis Year 3 Teacher @misskyritsis As teachers we need to provide our students with opportunities to learn how to learn, supporting them to find and solve problems. Our role involves developing learners for many jobs that are yet to exist. The critical question we must ask as educators is;…
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