This post unpacks 18 reasons why teachers and students should have a blog. I summarise them all in a PDF poster which you’re welcome to use in your classroom or on your own blog. There are many benefits of educational blogging and I invite you to add your own ideas.
How to Teach Online Research Skills to Students in 5 Steps (Free eBook and Posters)
*Updated 2020* Our world is becoming increasingly information-saturated. Knowing how to effectively research online and filter information is an essential life skill. I suggest 5 simple steps to teaching information literacy and summarise the tips in a handy poster and eBook for your classroom.
Comments For Kids Still Count: Teaching And Promoting Quality Commenting
A discussion about a shift in the nature of blogging has inspired me to reflect on the role blog comments still play in a classroom blogging program. I share 8 tips for teaching and promoting quality commenting with students.
Join Me! Teach Tech Play Conference
Have you heard of Teach Tech Play? This is a professional learning community that helps inspire and empower educators. Check out my online presentation, or come and join me at the Melbourne conference in April!
8 Ways Teachers And Schools Can Communicate With Parents In 2018
What is the best way to approach home-school communication in our rapidly changing world? I offer eight ideas with examples from schools and classrooms around the world. How will you be communicating with families in 2018?
Subscribe To My New Newsletter And Connect With Me!
As 2017 draws to a close, I have three things to update you on: a new email list, a free blogging course opportunity, and an exciting conference!
Global Project Idea: Two Truths and One Lie
I recently came up with a global project idea that is so versatile it could work with any age group or subject area. Why not give it a try?
The Unspoken Workflow of the “Tech Savvy”
A humorous flowchart about how to be a ‘tech expert’ has got me thinking about how we are making learning visible in the classroom and how we are encouraging risk taking.
Student Blogging Challenge Guest Post: Digital Citizenship
This is a guest post for the classes and students participating in the Student Blogging Challenge. It offers a choice of three activities to learn about digital citizenship. Even if your students aren’t taking part in the challenge, they are welcome to try the activities and leave a comment!
Teaching Digital Citizenship: 10 Internet Safety Tips for Students
Digital citizenship education is increasingly important. We want our students to be safe, happy and ethical online; just as we do in the offline world. I have outlined some tips on how to approach digital citizenship education, along with resources such as a poster for your classroom.
Monster Project: Global Collaboration Idea For Halloween
This Halloween inspired global project idea is fun, straightforward, and rewarding. All you need is a class and a blog!
Are Blogs Dead?
I am often asked about the future of blogging in education. This post explains how blogging is alive and well, yet is evolving.
21 Mistakes you Could be Making on Your Class or Teacher Blog
You have the ideas and the content but are you conveying them in the best way possible on your class or education blog? I offer you 21 tips and tricks to take your blogging to the next level.
I’m Back in the Blogosphere!
After two children and a bit of a blogging hiatus, I’m back! And I have an exciting new role ahead in the blogging world. What are you up to?
The 2014 New School Year
There was a time, not so long ago, when maternity leave would mean you’re out of the ‘education loop’. Now, with blogs, Twitter and other online resources, the education community is at your finger tips.