📌 Primary Tech is a website I wrote from 2009 to 2020. As of mid-2020 I’m no longer publishing new content. Please enjoy browsing all my old posts from the past decade. Please understand that old resources will not be updated.
Hi there! My name’s Kathleen Morris and I’m a former primary school teacher in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
In my 5th year of teaching in 2008 I discovered educational blogging. I started a teacher blog on the Edublogs CampusPress platform, Global2. I then set up a class blog and later, individual student blogs.
After discovering the enormous number of benefits of educational blogging, I developed a passion for sharing my practice with others.
While exploring blogging, I became particularly interested in global collaboration. I’ve had so many priceless experiences connecting and collaborating with teachers and students from all corners of the globe.
Overall, I love helping to shape digitally literate global learners.
A career highlight
Way back in 2012, I was honoured to win the Department of Education Outstanding Primary Teacher of the Year Award.
This award allowed me to present at the world’s largest educational technology conference, ISTE. This experience, and particularly presenting with California teacher, Linda Yollis, was certainly a career highlight.
Why I blog
When I first began this blog, it was a means of sharing what I was learning about technology integration with other educators.
The blog has evolved since then. After seeing what a big impact meaningful technology integration has had in my own classroom, I’m on a mission to help teachers do the same. I love helping teachers realise they can unleash the benefits of technology integration without advanced tech skills or specialised training.
I like breaking down big ideas or topics, and this also helps me refine my own thinking and understanding.
My favourite topics to talk about include:
- educational blogging
- global collaboration
- digital citizenship
- research skills
- technology integration