I was back home over Christmas and, a few days in, I was given a reminder of the education system in England. The image above shows the front
Author: Adam Hill
‘Mindfulness’ is a term that I’ve heard floating around over the last couple of years, but I didn’t really get it. Nobody ever really explained
Adam Hill on Google Apps for Education (Interview for ‘Teacher Tech Trials’)
Corey Engstrom is a Californian blogger who interviews teachers from around the world about educational technology and how it can be used to enhance learning.
Merry Christmas, PLN! (2016)
As we approach the end of 2016, and I sit in the airport with my festive gingerbread latte, I’m reflecting on the calendar year gone
Harry Potter and the teacher’s influence
In addition to blogging, one of my favourite hobbies is reading. I read a variety of books but, on the whole, I generally read children’s novels
Google Certified Educator Level 2: the journey continues…
Back in May, I completed the exam to become a Level 1 Google Certified Educator, after months of working through the online units. I reflected
Ten strategies to manage your teacher workload
In a previous post, I outlined my strong beliefs about why teachers should have a reduced workload. I argued that less is more, for several
Using Pokémon Go to spark debate
This is now my third blog post about Pokémon Go. Like I have said before, I believe that it has a place in the classroom due
What have children learnt from the US election?
At the beginning of this week, I was thrilled to find out that many of my students (in Hong Kong) had been following the US
Guest post: An introduction to ‘Out of Eden Learn’ (by Tima Nisbet)
Tima Nisbet is a valued member of my PLN and an active member of our #pypbookstudy group. Originally from Canada, she is an experienced primary
EDpuzzle for flipped learning
A few months ago, I shared my initial experiences of flipping my classroom using my own videos and YouTube. That post can be found here.
Social media: why thirteen?
Those of you who follow my blog or know me professionally know that I love technology and that I’m a big believer in its ability
Genius Hour: passions with purpose
I’m excited to announce that I have taken the plunge into the unknown and introduced Genius Hour to my students. We are all absolutely loving
The potential of Google My Maps
Last night, my colleague Dickie and I went to our first 21st Century Learning Teach Meet. What a fantastic event! The Teach Meets are regular
Data handling with Pokémon Go
In a previous post, I claimed that Pokémon Go was simply too popular to ignore. It has captured the attention of gamers, of all ages, across
Google Classroom next steps
On Tuesday (incidentally my 28th birthday), I co-led some differentiated PD about Google Classroom. The aim is to implement it across the whole of the
Seesaw: from showcase to learning
Seesaw is advertised as ‘The Learning Journal’, and it certainly has that potential. However, just like any educational technology, the impact on learning depends greatly on
Tweetdeck for organised Twitter
When I encourage colleagues to use Twitter for daily inspiration, a common criticism of the platform is that the feed becomes very full! This is
Are teachers as influential as they think they are? (Guest post for ‘The Learning Scientists’)
My first ever guest post! In response to Our duty as role models, I was challenged by Learning Scientist Dr. Yana Weinstein to find studies to support my
Pokémon Go and AR: too popular to ignore
I have spent the majority of this summer in Europe and I’ve watched Pokémon Go grow rapidly in popularity, evident in every city that I have visited.