Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mobile computing devices in schools

Stuff. This article from today's Dom Post is an interesting one.

Incidentially, this blog post was done on my mobile phone after my reading the article on the device.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Digital textbooks on the iPad

This is an interesting piece form the Apple website on the use of digital textbooks through an iPad.  Is this where the future of education is heading?  Click here to have a look.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Montessori - see the light in the child's eyes

This is an interesting look at Montessori education from one parent's perspective.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Edudemic - a fantastic website for educators!

Check out this website - it's awesome!  Full of a huge amount of useful resources and articles on education.  Make sure you bookmark it (and bookmark my blog too!)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Preparing for the first day of school - some advice

This article from the New Zealand Herald has some helpful information on preparing for the first day of school.  The article starts:

'Author of the parenting book The Biggest Job We'll Ever Have, Laura Gauld, offers invaluable tips for the first few school days and a successful year.'

Click here to read the article in full.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Why we should do science fairs in schools

Check out this TED presentation on the three winners of the 2011 Google Science Fair; it's quite inspirational!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Google 20% time - could this work in our schools?

When you consider some of the amazing products that have been developed in the Google 20% time (Google Apps being one such example), perhaps we should look at a similar approach in our schools; give students a day a week to work on the project of their choice (one they have developed the skills to work independently, of course).