Augmented Reality Classroom Integration
As many of you, I was first introduced to AR in 2016 by the PokemonGo. After spending a summer traveling around Europe catching Pokemon, I began to reflect on the technology and wrote a blog post about it. Truth be told, AR hasn't been something I think about much since. Until now.
Innovation: From Buzzword To Mindset
Innovation is, in my opinion, one of the most important goals for education today more than ever. Innovation is a must for students, teachers, and schools. This is something I strongly believe in and strive to promote as a Google for Education Certified Innovation Innovator. Unfortunately, innovation is often misunderstood and misused in the profession. It is also a buzzword that is often ignored. What is innovation? What does innovation mean? It is important.
Remote Learning 2.0
In May, schools in Hong Kong were allowed to reopen. You can read my experience. Before the year ended, we enjoyed a few weeks in relative normality. After a local summer surge, we were able to get back online in time for the start this academic year. The situation was managed well, and we are already planning to reopen in a more gradual manner, beginning next week. But I thought it might be helpful to share the reasons and how we developed our remote learning routines and practices.
Highlights From Our Body Systems Unit
My Year Three move is great because I can experience new units and see how concepts and topics are built throughout the school. I have already written about the Year Three Conflicts unit. Click here for that post. Our second unit, a Who Areunit on body systems, has just been completed. Because it was filled with rich learning engagements, the unit brought science to life.
Takeaways From The Learning Jam
Toddle presented the Learning Jam as a 24-hour PD event that celebrated all things STEAM. Expert teachers and designers from all over the globe led sessions on a variety of topics that had a common thread of making, tinkering and innovation.
Is Instagram A Good Platform For Teachers
Because I have mixed feelings about Instagram as a platform for teachers, I would like to use this opportunity to talk about it. These are my observations. These are not the views of all teachers.
What Is Design Thinking
Recently, I've become interested in design thinking in education. It is a great framework that I believe adds enormous value to learning and teaching. It is associated with empathy, agency creativity, problem-solving, cooperation, grit, and creativity. These skills and dispositions are more valuable than ever for both educators and employers. Design thinking is a powerful tool in our teaching toolkit that can enhance classroom experiences and foster deeper learning.
Design Thinking: Reducing And Resolving Student Conflicts
This blog post will be about design thinking and classroom applications. Unit context My Year Three students were studying conflict resolution in the Sharing The Planet unit. They were specifically interested in personal conflicts, their causes, and strategies to resolve them. These are the details: