Opinion

  • Teaching Naked and Afraid

    by - Sep 29, 2015
    Today, if educators aren’t talking personalized and collaborative use of technology in the classroom, they are teaching naked and afraid in a previous century. We are well into the 21st Century...
  • Learning’s End

    by - Jun 11, 2015
    Students, teachers, school leaders, and parents should make certain that a place called Learning’s End is never visited. In whatever time zone, where children go to school, there are short breaks...
  • Education Lists Need Solutions

    by - Mar 26, 2015
    While a lot of education voices lament the sad state of education, most don’t offer any realistic solutions. It’s tiring to see a list of reasons education doesn’t work, without a...
  • Flat Panel Touch for That iPad Feel

    by - Oct 6, 2014
    With all the iPads and tablets being used in schools and classrooms today the presentation options such as whiteboards and flat panel displays for whole class collaboration may get overlooked. The...
  • It’s Never a Great Idea’s Fault

    by - Jun 17, 2014
    It’s usually never the fault of a great idea in education. All the education programs we’ve either loved or hated, at some point, held some education merit, right? But as with...
  • Students, Write Like Bubba Watson Plays Golf!

    by - May 12, 2014
    So many times students learn writing-by-the-numbers. They’re handed a genre, topic, and told to squeeze their thoughts into 5 distinct paragraphs in a pretty regimented formula for each. That sort of...
  • Learned Helplessness

    by - Mar 27, 2014
    There is a Seymour Papert quote that goes something like: “What you ought to be learning at school is that you don’t need to be taught in order to learn”. I...
  • How to Organise Your Personalised Classroom

    by - Mar 18, 2014
    How we are going to manage our classroom to personalise the learning without going insane, or trying to teach 25 different lessons each day. The answer to this problem, as with...
  • Personalisation : Data We Need to Collect & Why

    by - Mar 11, 2014
    We began this personalisation series with the apparent contradiction of ‘why is it getting hard to teach, while at the same time personal experience tell us it is getting easier to...
  • Small Decisions Personalise Teaching

    by - Feb 18, 2014
    “Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary...