Category Archives: School Tech Administration

Marking 2.0

This week I’ve just finished marking a PBL project with a team of very talented Year 7 teachers. As part of the marking, I suggested we experiment with a Google Spreadsheet. Given the many assessable components to the project, a … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Android in Education – Affordances and Extensibility

Recently, I became the somewhat proud owner of two new devices, an HTC Incredible S – a slick, 4-inch mobile sporting Android Gingerbread and the HTC Sense user interface – and ASUS eee Pad Transformer tablet, which includes Honeycomb 3.1 … Continue reading

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Using Cognitive Organisers to Meet Students ‘where they’re at’ – Preparing for ELH

It’s been a frantic few weeks starting Term 3. I’ve once again been quite remiss in blog-postings, despite having a whole range of things to post about! Next week sees me heading off to present at this years ELH (Expanding … Continue reading

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Blogger’s Frustration – the Technology or Us?

Having spent the past few days in Fiji, I thought I’d share some of my frustrations – and hopefully insights – about the perennial choice between netbooks and tablets for productivity and consumption with technology. As I’m now fully grappling … Continue reading

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Learning Technology for a New Year

Early January is an opportune time to reinvent oneself. What better way of doing this than a new WordPress theme (thanks Twenty-Ten!) and a resolute blog post? Looking back at my posts for 2010, I’m pleased to note that last … Continue reading

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Head in the Cloud

Over the past few days, it’s been very hard to contain my excitement over Google’s recent moves to add all the applications from standard Google accounts to Google Apps for Education. While the core suite of applications – Mail, Docs … Continue reading

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Thoughts on One-to-One Laptops in Schools

My school is in the exciting (and somewhat daunting) position of now investigating possible ways of achieving a learning environment in which every child has their own laptop for daily use. The desire to move towards this particular model is … Continue reading

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Moodle@CCC Gets a Facelift – or Several

School holidays are great for mucking around on things that wouldn’t ordinarily garner our hard-bitten and time-poor attention spans, right? Here’s a few Moodle@CCC banners I cooked up using the Moodle logo, some royalty-free clip art and a little help … Continue reading

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School-Wide Collaborative Writing – The Long and the Short – The Carrot and the Stick

It’s been a very interesting day in the staffroom. Yesterday afternoon I ran a session for staff on how to get started with collaborative writing and Google Docs, via the staff accounts created for our Google Apps domain. Now the … Continue reading

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Integrating School Data with Student Email Addresses

Very few tech-related experiences come close to the nerdy thrill of cracking that spreadsheet formula that’s been puzzling you all week. On Thursday afternoon, I managed a small feat that will streamline communications in my school: synchronising school data with … Continue reading

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