“Wow! Amazing! Ohhhhhh! Wooaahhh!” These were the sounds that could be heard in my classroom when we tried Google Expeditions this week! What is it? Google Expeditions is a virtual reality tech tool that lets you and your class go on excursions around the world from the comfort of your classroom… and it’s all because […]
Doodle 4 Google is a great idea. It is a contest where your pupils must come up with an inspirational idea or vision and turn it into a ‘Google Doodle’. The theme for this year is the future. Here are some examples Google have provided: I set my students the challenge in an art lesson. They […]
As part of our ICT curriculum, we cover the global positioning system (GPS) and geo-tagging. In simple terms, these are markers of the coordinates (latitude and longitude) of where you are in the world. How do you find out your current GPS coordinates? You can either download a specialized app e.g. Free GPS, GPS Status […]
As we all know, in the past, mobile phones and tablets have been banned in classrooms. However now, with the expansion of technology, it has become an integral part of our lives and also education. And it is just the beginning. There has not been much change in the education sector in the past four […]
Youngzine is a fantastic website featuring ‘news and more’ for young people. They are pleased to announce the launch of a newly redesigned website. New features on the website include: Responsive design that provides an engaging experience on tablets and smartphones. Totally revamped interface that is inviting to young readers. Engagement in each article through quiz, critical thinking and comments. A single sign-on through Google and easy creation of parent, teacher and student accounts. A redesigned private classroom environment […]
I recently wrote an article for the Times Educational Supplement (TES) about my daily life as a teacher at an international school in Bangkok. Click here for the full article.
Zzish is a great new piece of technology for schools. In a nutshell, it is a class management tool which brings all of your classroom apps into one place and tracks the progress of your pupils. What are the main features of Zzish? The main features of Zzish are as follows: 1) Class management. Easily set […]