One Word – Capacity

flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC-SA ) license When I reflect on 2015, it probably wasn’t what I hoped (is it ever?) Taking on a more explicit role in regards to leading and teaching ICT, I had lofty dreams of being able to implement change when it comes to using…

Did Someone Say Coding?

flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC-SA ) license A few years ago, when every second student was reading one of the books from the Hunger Games series, I was asked by a student whether I had read them. I explained that I hadn’t. Shocked, the student questioned how I, an…

An Introduction to Google Classroom

Google Classroom is a platform for communicating and collaborating using Google Apps for Education. Unlike other platforms, Classroom focuses on three key areas: pose questions, make announcements and set assignments. Although this may seem somewhat limited, as Alice Keeler demonstrates, it provides a foundations for so many possibilities. Some of the benefits include: Sharing Resources: Whether…

What Sort of Teacher Are You?

flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC-SA ) license In a recent article for The Atlantic, Alexandra Samuel suggests that when it comes to parents, there are three clear types: limiters, enablers and mentors. Limiters keep their children away from the internet meaning that they are kept out of the digital…