Connecting Classrooms

I have always been passionate about connecting my students learning to the wider community and an authentic audience. Technology enables us to transform our teaching and learning with endless possibilities, one of these being collaborating with classrooms and students all around the world. There are many wonderful opportunities teachers can design for students to share … Continue reading Connecting Classrooms

Explore the world without leaving your classroom

Article written for Education Today Classrooms in the 21st Century should not be confined by its four walls. Technology allows teachers to create learning experiences for their students that enable them to be immersed in locations all over the world, all without leaving their school. These experiences bring learning to life, engaging and motivating our … Continue reading Explore the world without leaving your classroom

Does the Device Matter

Does the Device Matter? The are many different devices being implemented into classrooms all around the world. With schools using PC’s, Laptops, Macbooks, iPads, Chromebooks, and Netbooks to move further towards 21st Century Contemporary Learning environments I am often asked the question “What devices should my school purchase?” I immediately stop the conversation before any … Continue reading Does the Device Matter

Genius Hour

Genius Hour is becoming a staple in many classrooms around the world. It allows students to take ownership of their learning and to work passionately on projects of their choice. Passion Projects and 80-20 Time are two other names that are commonly used to describe Genius Hour. The implementation of 80-20 Time in Google’s offices … Continue reading Genius Hour

Connecting the classroom to the wider community.

A major aspect of 21st Century Learning is connecting the classroom to the wider community. It is about flattening the classroom walls to allow authentic meaning learning take place. Some ways my class connects to the wider school community include: Class Blog Class Twitter Account Skype Google Hangout Class Blog: Every 21st Century classroom should … Continue reading Connecting the classroom to the wider community.