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Trying To Get Technology To Last

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 07:33:11 +0000

Over the past year, my 2009 model 15 inch Macbook Pro had been gradually getting slower and slower. I had upgraded it to El Capitan which is the most modern OS that a laptop of this vintage can successfully run. But it was struggling to load things, the coloured spinning wheel of death was becoming […]



Sphero SPRK+ Reviewed

Sat, 13 May 2017 09:08:20 +0000

In my new role here at Prospect North I have to provide some non-contact lessons for the classes here but the good thing is that it can be delivered flexibly and all teachers want it to be of a STEM or Digital Technologies flavour. This is good because it is an area I am pretty […]



Maybe I’ve Just Been Lucky

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 10:13:15 +0000

Moving on from a school to a new role gives me some mental space in which to reflect on how this teaching career has panned out so far. I think I've been pretty fortunate to work in some very interesting places under some unique circumstances with many extraordinary educators. I mean, I have heard about […]



Learning Spaces For Actual Learning

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 09:19:52 +0000

Brendan Jones has a new post up about setting up his own classroom which is a really good read. He talks about getting his first room in many years of teaching (he's a PE Specialist) and how he ditched the teacher's desk as well as trying to set up the room without any budget at […]



Newspaper – Anyone?

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 07:57:23 +0000

Several days ago, Stephen Downes pointed out this link, adding: "The end is near for paper-based newspapers." I can see this on a local level. I am offered a free local Advertiser regularly when grabbing a few groceries at Foodland. This weekend, two plastic wrapped papers were left on our front lawn. I initially thought […]



When Twitter Leaves Me Cold

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:07:26 +0000

I've been playing in the educational social media space for nearly 11 years now, and I would have to say that my enthusiasm to be plugged in at all times and have my finger on the pulse has waned in the last few years. Networked learning enthusiasts were fewer back then and much less mainstream […]



Thoughts On Making A Difference

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 12:19:59 +0000

I attended a day hosted on behalf of our partnership on PAT Data today as one of my school's representatives. Student Achievement Data is one of the key parts of my role as Assistant Principal and this testing system is one that I have made the effort to become familiar with. I have blogged about […]



A Plug For The Maths Challenge For Young Australians

Wed, 25 May 2016 10:30:43 +0000

In my second year here at WGS, I had a conversation with the Primary Head of School about how we might cater more effectively for some identifiable students with mathematical talent in our school. She was wondering out loud whether the Westpac Maths Competition would be a good idea. But then I remembered entering students […]



Testing Out iPhone 6 Camera – Slo-Mo Mode

Sun, 22 May 2016 09:46:32 +0000

I forget sometimes that my iPhone 6 has a camera and thought I would video one of my playing partners today who likes to work his drives from left to right, and see how he would adjust for the howling northerly that was coming off his left. I then noticed the slo-mo option which I […]



2016 Digital Leaders Program Tweaked

Sat, 14 May 2016 10:19:35 +0000

I posted last year about my new model for Digital Leadership here at WGS and also presented about my plans at a local TeachMeet and at one of the TeachMeets at EduTech in June. the concept was to use badges as a way of recognising skills and contribution of students involved in the program - […]