How to make your own move-able low whiteboard table

When I came across an old wall mounted whiteboard table at a market I knew I had to create another white board table for my classroom. My last creation seats 6 students at chairs around it and has a projector pointed down at it so students can project their work on it using their I... Continue Reading →

Engaging Young Writers Using 21st Century Technology

Today’s students, who have grown up with the emerging technologies at their fingertips really challenge teachers to find new ways to engage them in their learning. These students operate in a global environment where information is just a click away and feedback is expected to be instantaneous. Their communications are brief and their emotions are... Continue Reading →

How to run a Skype Night

My students and I love to connect with classes and experts all around the World but one thing that can cause difficulties with Skyping during class times in the Southern Hemisphere is the difference in time zones. So three years ago I purposed the idea of having a Skype Night where we stayed at school overnight... Continue Reading →

The iPad settings every parent should know

Does your child need to use their iPad to complete their homework or assignments and when you come to check on them they are playing Minecraft or watching youtube instead of completing their set tasks? Then you need to learn how to use guided access on their iPads. Guided Access helps students focus on a single task... Continue Reading →

Change your classroom into an iPad recording studio for under $100

The iPad is such a powerful creative tool and with a few simple DIY tools in your classroom, you can really unleash its full potential! Our favourite tool in our classroom is our green screen wall. This allows students to take their presentations to the next level. They can get creative with their videos and... Continue Reading →

Teachers need to be more selfish!

For the first 17 years of my working career, I was a professional basketball player. My full-time job was to ensure I was in peak physical and mental condition so as to perform at my optimal level on the court. This involved physical training,  yoga and stretching, massage and physiotherapy, mental relaxation and visualisation, goal... Continue Reading →

How to get rid of student desks in a flexible seating classroom

When I changed my room to a flexible seating classroom the biggest issue for me was what do I do with all the kid's books. The idea of the flexible seating was that kids could choose where they sat, but if they still had their books in desk draws then there was still that sense... Continue Reading →

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