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…

Creating a Deliberate Social Media Space for Students in School

flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license This semester I have been using Edublogs with my students. This has included managing over 70 student blogs, all facilitated through one ‘class’ blog. By using this workflow, students are able to keep up with different ideas being shared in the stream presented within the dashboard. A…

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…