This post is contributed by Alvin Kwok, Bryan Lam, Bryan Li and Michael Tong. For their PYP Exhibition, they have inquired into various cyber threats, how they work and how we can protect ourselves. Along with my teaching partner, Fion Poon, I have been mentoring the boys. I am proud to share their work on… Continue reading Guest post: A guide to cyber threats (by Alvin Kwok, Bryan Lam, Bryan Li and Michael Tong)
I love online learning. Our professional development no longer has to rely on school priorities or budgets. Online courses have made it easy to organise our own professional learning. Apart from the Apple Teacher program (which I’m halfway through), I have completed all of the courses below. I highly recommend them. Yes, it’s nice to… Continue reading Online certification courses: five recommendations
When I was training to be a teacher, social media was relatively new. Everybody was joining Facebook and many teachers were getting in trouble because of their inappropriate sharing. In my training, we were advised to keep everything private. “Your students will inevitably google you. Don’t give them anything to find!” Teacher training, 2007 How… Continue reading What will your students find when they google you?
Considering how much I love Google Classroom, it’s surprising that I haven’t blogged about it since September. There have been many great updates since then. Google is constantly listening to feedback from teachers and updating their products in response to ideas and suggestions. Most of these ‘recent’ updates are not actually very recent, but they… Continue reading Five recent(ish) Google Classroom updates
Those of you who follow my blog will have probably noticed that I am in a routine of posting weekly, almost always on Sundays. I’ve pondered for a while whether I could realistically step this up to twice weekly. Blogging Buddies has just kicked off, so it seems like an ideal time to try! So, here’s my… Continue reading #ETCoaches Blogging Buddies
EdTech 4 Beginners is one of my favourite blogs to follow. The brains behind it, Neil Jarret, is someone who I enjoy connecting with and learning from. Follow him on Twitter @edtechneil. Neil is curious about the PYP (Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate) and the role that technology plays in achieving its aims. He… Continue reading The role of technology in the PYP (Guest post for ‘EdTech 4 Beginners’)
Apple has recently released the free Apple Teacher program. I would like to become an Apple Distinguished Educator at some point, but I’m not yet familiar enough with Apple products. The Apple Teacher program is a perfect introduction. To sign up, click here. The program offers two options: the iPad course or the Mac course.… Continue reading Five handy iPad tips to support students