Last academic year, I had the great pleasure of working with Causeway Bay Victoria Kindergarten & International Nursery (CB Victoria) as a STEAM consultant. This
Eight benefits of being a specialist teacher
This year, for the first time, I stepped out of the role of classroom teacher and into the role of a specialist teacher (also known
Teaching takeaways from the pandemic: two years later (Guest post for Edpuzzle)
Two years ago, I wrote an article for Edpuzzle about how COVID-19 was impacting parts of Asia and how we were forced to teach remotely.
Augmented reality (AR) classroom integration
Like many of you, I was properly introduced to augmented reality (AR) in 2016 with the wildly popular Pokémon Go. After a busy summer catching
1:1 robotics with Ozobot (article for STEM|ED Magazine)
STEM|ED Magazine is the brainchild of Fi Morrison. Fi is a Digital Literacy Coach in Australia, a passionate educator and my good Twitter friend. When
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
Remote Learning 2.0: making a full, synchronous timetable work
Back in May, schools in Hong Kong were able to reopen (you can read about my experience here). We enjoyed a few weeks of relative
Innovation: from buzzword to mindset
It is my belief that innovation is one of our most important goals in education, now more than ever. Our schools, teachers and students must
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,
Remote learning: revisions, reflections and recommendations
At the beginning of February, I wrote about our contingency plans for the coronavirus school closures in Remote learning: tools and principles. That post is
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
Join me at #EdTech4Future: Collaboration in the Digital K-12 Classroom #CDCS20
Collaboration in the Digital K-12 Classroom is a summit by EdTech4Future. It includes a fantastic lineup of speakers (including me!), a wide range of topics
1:1 device programme: what it means and what it doesn’t
At my school, we have recently purchased enough Chromebooks (specifically the Lenovo 500e 2-in-1) to ensure that every student in Year Four and Year Five
I did it! Google Certified Innovator #SYD19
On Tuesday afternoon, I received an email from the Certified Innovator Program with ‘congratulations’ in the subject. I couldn’t believe it. I read the whole
What are ‘soft’ skills and why do students need them more than ever?
In a recent workshop with Tania Lattanzio, she shared this video. As you watch it, consider its accompanying question: will our children be prepared? The
This weekend, I hopped over the border from Hong Kong into China for a weekend of learning at the EdTechTeam Shekou Summit (Shenzhen). Three years
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
#HiveSummit 2018 (part 2)
In last week’s blog post, I introduced the #HiveSummit and summarised the first four videos (featuring Michael Cohen, Carrie Baughcum, Rick Wormeli and Tara Martin).
Ten Gmail tips and tricks
Working in such a big and busy school, I receive many emails every day from colleagues, students and parents. It’s vital that I keep up