Tomorrow’s Skills Today

My eldest daughter ( who is nearly 4) started her education this year in Pre-School. She may not leave formal school until it is 2030. 2030…Wow! I am just going to let that that sink in a little! What will the world will be like in 2030? What jobs will be available?  Will there be supercomputers and zettascaleContinue reading “Tomorrow’s Skills Today”

3-2-1 Bridge Remixed – Course 2 Final Project – Empowered User Agreement

3-2-1 Bridge. Remixed! Thats what this Course 2 Final Project feels like. Since going to a Project Zero Conference, Zeroing in on Learning, at the start of October I have been trying  many of their thinking routines. 3-2-1 Bridge is one of these. 3-2-1 bridge is a routine for activating prior knowledge and making connections. For meContinue reading “3-2-1 Bridge Remixed – Course 2 Final Project – Empowered User Agreement”

Empower-ED

As Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” One of the major tools that is accelerating this change is technology. It is our role as educators to empower students so that they can flourish and shape this hyper-connected, high tech-world. To guide children on their journey so they haveContinue reading “Empower-ED”

Digital footprint or digital tattoo?

What does your online presence say about you? Is it a permanent reminder of an embarrassing night out? Or does it show off the positive journey you have made in your life? Digital footprint or digital tattoo?  I looked at my digital footprint; I googled myself and this came up:- Links to my Twitter page and aContinue reading “Digital footprint or digital tattoo?”

Are we stoking the Digital Campfires?

Humans are naturally social animals.  Storytelling is one of the oldest arts known to man. It has been happening since cave men and women were drawing on walls. Humans are, therfore, natural storytellers. The digital campfire, isn’t this a great analogy for the platfoms used today to tell stories? Children today have many available audiences to tell a story.Continue reading “Are we stoking the Digital Campfires?”

Is there an app for that?!?

Whatever you want to do you can buy and download an app that will probably do the job that you need it to do. But is that a good thing? Does that enhance student teaching and learning? There are over 1.5 million apps, according to http://www.statista.com, currently available on the Apple App Store. Out ofContinue reading “Is there an app for that?!?”

Connecting the dots

So, I made some connections this week… I worked with educational consultant Pat Handly-Johnson for four days looking at our school’s Professional Growth Model. It was a great pleasure working alongside an educator with so much experience and knowledge. Through this connection and conversations the school will create a better Professional Growth Model, for all members ofContinue reading “Connecting the dots”