Returning for #iste17, a conference like no other

Well, in less than four weeks time, I’ll be traveling via Auckland on a 16 700 km journey to San Antonio, Texas. I will be presenting on my students’ learning adventures with Scratch game design and FIRST LEGO League robotics at the International Society for Technology Education Conference. Following ISTE, I’ll be embarking on my […]

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#ISTE2015: The most emotional, yet inspiring conference I’ve ever attended

After a journey of some 30 hours and over 18000km (11,603 miles), I arrived in the United States for my first ever ISTE conference. It proved to be an incredibly emotional, sometimes overwhelming week. Despite the very best advice I received in the lead up to the event, I soon discovered nothing can quite prepare […]

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Join me for the Creative iPad Challenge Workshop at #iste2015!

Do you have limited numbers of iPads? Are you wondering how to use iPads to support student collaboration, learning and creativity in literacy and the language arts?   Join me for the iPad Creative Challenge, and explore the possibilities! ISTE 2015, Philadelphia Tuesday, June 30, 5:30–7:00 pm EDT Marriott Franklin 1 Register NOW!   As a result […]

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Counting down to #ISTE2015!

Late last year, I took a risk … applying to present at two poster presentations and a workshop at the International Society for Technology Education Conference in Philadelphia, USA. To my utter astonishment and delight, I was accepted for all three! As an Australian teacher, and global educator, the opportunity to present at #ISTE15 is a rare […]

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#iEARN13 Workshop & Presentations

  I am still coming to terms with the fact that I travelled halfway around the world to share my social media journey and experiences with The Global Classroom Project at #iEARN13. Qatar was the venue for my first (three!) international presentations, including my first Global Classroom Workshop, and the launch of my first iEARN project. […]

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Science, ICT, and the Global Classroom (#CONSTAWA33 Keynote)

Last weekend, I presented the Dinner Keynote at the Science Teachers’ of Western Australia conference, exploring the topic: Science, ICT, and the Global Classroom: Exploring the Possibilities.  Science, ICT, & the Global Classroom (#CONSTAWA33 Dinner Keynote) from Michael Our Challenge: Engaging Students in Science As a primary school teacher & global education specialist, being asked to […]

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The Story of an Image

In preparing for my Science, ICT, and the Global Classroom presentation at the Science Teachers’ of Western Australia Conference this weekend, I’ve learnt some valuable lessons about global connections, crafting powerful presentations, and about connecting science to the real world. But perhaps the greatest lesson has arisen from my endeavours to model the appropriate (legal) use of […]

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