Last academic year, I had the great pleasure of working with Causeway Bay Victoria Kindergarten & International Nursery (CB Victoria) as a STEAM consultant. This
Tag: Ed Tech
Empowered Digital Leaders has launched!
This summer, Jennifer Casa-Todd and I launched the (free) Empowered Digital Leaders online course for educators, and our first incredible cohort has just graduated. We’re
Free upgrades during the coronavirus period: which tools and how?
This post was inspired by Tim Evans. He shared a very useful tweet that listed tools that are offering free upgrades during this time. However,
Edpuzzle: a core tool during the coronavirus closures (Guest post for Edpuzzle)
In response to my last blog post, Remote learning: tools and principles, Edpuzzle reached out and asked if I’d like to write a post for
Remote learning: tools and principles
As you have probably heard, schools are closed across Hong Kong and mainland China until Monday 2nd March (and even that date is still very
Nature inquiries with iNaturalist
iNaturalist is a fantastic site for identifying and appreciating living things in your area. The app is available on iOS and Android. When photographs of wildlife
Getting started with Flipgrid (now completely free!)
I briefly mentioned Flipgrid in my previous blog post and, since then, many teachers have been asking me about it. It deserves some elaboration and
Hattie on homework: support for flipped learning?
Like most teachers, I’m aware of John Hattie’s research because of its fame and wide influence. However, I hadn’t read his book (until now) or looked
Three more Google courses for self-learning
Most people are aware of the Google certifications that are available and the titles that teachers can gain upon completion: Google Certified Educator Level 1
Contingency and technology
It has been an eventful week for teachers in Hong Kong. In an attempt to manage the influenza epidemic, the Hong Kong Education Bureau (EDB) announced
Beyond the Hour of Code: what next?
Last week marked the official Hour of Code 2017, a worldwide, annual event to introduce students to the basics of computer programming. It has been
#CaptureKindness on Seesaw blogs
Last year, we promoted and celebrated Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week across the school. This year, I’d like to take it further. Starting on
My advice for technophobic teachers
Technophobia is generally defined as fear or anxiety relating to technology. It is common among teachers and often results in a reluctance to adopt new
EDpuzzle: more features and possibilities
I have written about EDpuzzle a couple of times, but probably not enough. I really love it! I love it even more now that I
Introducing #pypbookstudy slow chats
Our book study group for PYP teachers has been in action for one year already. During that time, PYP teachers from all over the world
Guest post: Balancing work and play in the sands of Sudan (by Zach Groshell)
Zach Groshell has been teaching overseas for six years and is particularly fascinated with instructional coaching and technology integration. He currently lives in Sudan and,
Seesaw updates (summer 2017)
Anyone who has followed me for longer than five minutes knows how much I love Seesaw. I am a very proud Seesaw Ambassador. I truly
Five recent(ish) Google Classroom updates
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.
#ETCoaches Blogging Buddies
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
The role of technology in the PYP (Guest post for ‘EdTech 4 Beginners’)
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