I wrote in a previous post my thoughts on how the SAMR model degrades/demeans meaningful technology based learning activities and directs teachers to think of their use of technology as [ … ]
Category: Social Comment
Gamers and gamers getting a bad press? Games are amazing learning tools and digital games design a major employer – reality check here.
Minecraft: A celebration of learning at #Minecon2015
I’ve spent today at MineCon2015 – the world’s biggest computer gaming convention. 10,000 attendees plus hundreds of staff from Mojang and Microsoft, exhibitors and famous YouTubers (Yes, Stampy is here) [ … ]
Could SAMR be a load of tosh?!
It seems that everyone has this idea of the “transformative” use of technology in education. Every technology event I attend, just about every “evangelist” trainer, every company sales person or [ … ]
Technology for Learning? Focus on Learning and Teaching
Where exactly should we be going with online learning, safe environments and collaborative spaces for teachers and learners? What is the future of the tools, platforms and services that are [ … ]
Shopping for Higher Computing Science
Well, the new Higher Computing Science is nearly with us and it’s probably a good time to start thinking about the software you’ll need in order to deliver this new [ … ]
If I ruled the world…
…a few ideas to help develop Glow and Technology across Learning in Scotland today. There are great things happening across the Scottish education sector with emerging technologies and we need [ … ]
Glowing pains and migration
The migration of the existing Glow content to Office 365 isn’t really going as planned. I’ve spent that last few days browsing around the first batch of LA sites to [ … ]
Mozilla Web Literacy and Curriculum for Excellence
Web: the place for 21st century learning I love the Web and I spend more time teaching about it and the tools required to use it as a creative space [ … ]
Glow and CfE support – the elephant in the room?
Uninspired in a digital age? Does anyone else find the most recent release of support resources for CfE from Education Scotland uninspiring? I’m really happy to have a level of [ … ]
Have I helped you? I need your help :)
I need your help. I’ve always been committed to making the best use of technology to support learning and I’ve invested much of my professional life trying to make technology [ … ]