Children self organising online communities

Despite my belief in learning as potentially self organising, I am regularly amazed at how children in my class take technological tools and make them their own I have previously seen children innovating in┬átheir use of online tools, but today I became aware of something that astounded me in terms of self organised use of social media. Read More …

Google Teacher Academy UK: Final Reflection (#gtauk)

The cliche can’t be avoided, it really does seem like yesterday that I was at Google’s London HQ on the two days of intense learning and information overload that was #gtauk. I have already reflected on the experience of the academy itself, as well as sharing some of the ‘cool technology things I learned’. The Read More …

Google Teacher Academy (#gtauk): Reflections

So I have returned from the first international Google Teacher Academy “With weary joints, and a beating mind”. Having had some time to digest it all I want to reflect a little on the experience. There was a conversation on twitter after the event inviting people to describe the experience in three words. The biggest Read More …

The drive to be social with technology

I have been using Google docs with my class for some weeks now, and I have been really astounded at how proficiently my class of 8 year olds have been using this tool. As I have described previously, rather than wowing the children with the collaborative features of google docs from the offset (as Tom Read More …