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[30 Aug 2009 | 4 Comments | ]
Mobile Phones in the Classroom - Education Review Article

I recently wrote this article for the Education Review. It is a very concise summary of my thinking 6 months after completion of my research. “It seems somewhat ironic that while schools try to find extra funding to increase student and teacher access to ICT, the tool that many students already have in their pockets is overlooked and its use actively denied through restrictive school policy…”

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[6 Jul 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
Mobile - the Future?

The future is here - it’s just not yet evenly distributed… The real world reality of augmented reality… I love this stuff!!! Read more…

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[24 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

The inaugural AUPOV conference was held in Wollongong, (near Sydney) last week. I felt incredibly privileged to be invited as the International Guest Speaker and gained a huge amount personally from the networking opportunities and the wide range of engaging and informative speakers.

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[31 May 2009 | One Comment | ]
Secondary Tools - Wiki for Teachers

Secondary Tools is a wiki I have developed for the use of secondary school teachers.  It is a collection of all the best resources I have found for use within the secondary classroom.  The links are categorised by the New Zealand curriculum learning areas and include online magazines, useful websites and tools and an extensive list of flash animations which are easily downloaded ready for use in the classroom.

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[28 Sep 2008 | 3 Comments | ]
Information Literacy

Currently there is a great deal of hype around the area of 21st century learners and a myriad of buzz-words floating around. Genetically, students have not changed. However, the world they will be entering when they leave school has changed and therefore the skills they need to contribute to the work-force do need to be taught in schools. The skill that stands out to me as having the most profound effect on the way we teach is that of information literacy.
Never before have students had so much access …