The start of a new academic year is an exciting time but it can also be nerve-racking. It’s the final day of my summer break
Tag: Social Media
#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).
#HiveSummit 2018 (part 1)
#HiveSummit is a digital conference for educators that kicked off on August 1st 2018 and will continue until August 14th. The first four days have
My best moments in blogging (so far)
Many teachers who are interested in blogging hold back because they question their worth. They often assume that their sharing will be of little interest
Massive DBC book giveaway!
It’s competition time! On August 30th, I turn thirty. I want to mark the occasion on my blog and take the opportunity to thank all
Sins to avoid as teacher tweeters
Twitter is my favourite social media platform for teachers. I have promoted it many times on this blog because my Twitter connections provide daily support,
Why we should encourage YouTube aspirations
Since its humble launch in 2005, YouTube has taken the world by storm. It is now the third most visited site on the internet (after
Social media in the primary classroom
Social media is controversial. It generally has a bad reputation and can stir up many passionate opinions, mostly negative. The idea of introducing sites such
Ten blogs that inspire this one
Last weekend, I published my one hundredth blog post. Reaching this milestone made me reflect on my journey as a blogger and got me thinking
Screen time: what does research say?
The issue of screen time is one that has fascinated me for a while. It is something that teachers and parents often express a concern
We’re all on the same team
A few weeks ago, I published a post called My issue with Teachers Pay Teachers. I expected it to be controversial, but I didn’t expect the
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,
The power of a professional learning network (collaboration with Kriti Nigam)
Kriti Nigam has taught different curricula over a journey of fourteen years. She has been facilitating PYP Grade Five for four years, currently working at
What will your students find when they google you?
When I was training to be a teacher, social media was relatively new. Everybody was joining Facebook and many teachers were getting in trouble because
Are you a connected educator?
I haven’t blogged for a while because I’ve been exploring Delhi, Jaipur and Agra (‘The Golden Triangle’, India). I got to see once in a
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