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Massey University Post Grad Teacher Training Lecture

Written by David on August 22nd, 2014.      0 comments

Recently, I was asked to once again, deliver a guest lecture for the  post grad trainee teachers at Massey University's Albany Campus. Today was the day that I delivered that lecture. 
 

Haiku Deck and the art of app layering

Written by David on August 20th, 2014.      0 comments

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Haiku Deck is a great app for the iPad.  It allows students to quickly create visually engaging presentations really quickly without loads of fussing around over aesthetics.  The app takes care of that and the students get on with focusing on content.  One of the features I really like about Haiku Deck is its ability to quickly create bar or pie charts, particularly useful in presentations.
 

Collaborative Inquiry - Lucid Chart

Written by David on August 20th, 2014.      0 comments

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Lucid Chart is another one of those must have accounts for the elearning classroom.  If when you sign up you state that you are an educator, you get even more free services, but even without this upgrade the free service is brilliant.  Lucid Chart allows the user to create all manner of flow charts and diagrams, the templates in the education section are excellent for inquiry work.  What is more a Lucid Chart can be shared and worked on collaboratively so it also works well for group inquiry work.  When used in conjunction with tools such as Blendspace, the learning potential of the tools are really enhanced.
 

Rescuing Privacy

Written by David on August 13th, 2014.      0 comments

Loathe them or laud them the actions of Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning and perhaps more importantly for this article, Edward Snowden have placed digital privacy centre stage in many people's minds, including my own. Whilst many disregard digital privacy as a geo-political issue, diplomatic double speak or even dismiss it as a fully fledged tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theory. The truth is, as educators, we have need to consider what privacy is in terms of our students digital futures, especially when looked at through the lens of the digital rights and responsibilities strand of digital citizenship.

 

"Pop up" Collaboration with Titan Pad

Written by David on August 13th, 2014.      0 comments

Ready to try out student collaboration, but not quite ready to commit to Google Apps? Then you and your class should look at Titan Pad. Titan Pad is a great tool for the classroom. It allows anyone to create “pop up” collaborative writing opportunities.

 

5 Problem Solving Apps for the iPad

Written by David on August 6th, 2014.      0 comments

Poorly used a tablet can be reduced to a digital work sheet that facilitates busy work.  But the app store is a trove of apps that facilitate higher order thinking.  Here are my top problem solving apps for the iPad.
 

Puppet Pals

Written by David on August 6th, 2014.      0 comments

Puppet Pals.  What's not to love about it?  This app is one of my all time favorite apps.  But you have to get the right one.
 

Creating a Sustainable e-Learning environment

Written by David on July 30th, 2014.      0 comments

Learning walks are expensive to fund when students are in school.  Walking through empty classrooms does not really allow a teacher to fully demonstrate her class in action.  So how can we best share our evolving e-learning pedagogy to our peers?
 

Youblisher - Publish Student Work with Style

Written by David on July 30th, 2014.      0 comments

Youblisher is a great online tool that allows you to create digital books or magazines from student work.
 

Thank You

Written by David on July 25th, 2014.      2 comments

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If you are part of the community of our e-learners, thank you.  We have just passed two milestones, 700 subscribers and 500 000 views.  My next goals are 1000 subscribers and 1 000 000 views.
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Top Mind Mapping Apps

Written by David on July 23rd, 2014.      0 comments

Top iOS and Android apps for mind mapping.
 

Educreations

Written by David on July 23rd, 2014.      0 comments

Educreations is a great 'generic' app for learning across the entire curriculum.  It is one of my core "digital stationary pack" apps that I recommend for every classroom.
 

Student Privacy - Connected14

Written by David on July 18th, 2014.      0 comments

Connected 2014 session 2:  Student Privacy and the new Moral Tightrope for Teachers.
 
 

Layering Apps - Connected14

Written by David on July 18th, 2014.      0 comments

The Connected14 conference took place at Southwell School today.  My first presentation was on "layering apps" for maximum learning.
 

Pond - Help Yourselves

Written by David on July 17th, 2014.      0 comments



 
 

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