For Great Justice!

Malaysia announces plan to place Christian faith at the centre of education. Which of course it doesn't. But with a bit of text editing, that blog post about the power of Google to transform education becomes this. "As a parent of three kids, I have the same aspirations as many…

Pimpin' ain't easy

In my role as IT/e-learning lead teacher I get lots of queries and requests for help. But two questions put to me this week got me thinking. Q1: "I am getting a lot of can’t send  undeliverable messages-have been for over a week.  On my class computer under…

A plea to make practice visible

Tune Up Your BS Detector via @jessicahagy EDIT: Just in case you think I'm being hyper-critical of iPads in education, the author Justin Reich really smashes it with his previous post, which is very aptly titled: If you meet an iPad on the way, smash it. The thinking described there…

N4L - Who's it for?

SPOILER: I'm conscious this post may cause people to tell me I'm wrong. I'm OK with that. Please comment from your perspective, and your expertise. In that horrible way of education, the soon to be inaugurated Network for Learning, is known by the shorthand: N4L. Because, you know, it's for…

Where are the computers?

This weeks mass hysteria from the NZ Herald has been brought to you by Orewa College's decision to add digital devices to their stationery list for Y9 students. Their preference is for an iPad2, which is, as I understand it, based on the battery life. It's this expressing of the…