This is it.

"Everything's going to be OK. What do you mean 'going to be'?  This is it. This is as good as it gets...  This might be the best moment of your life. How much better do you want it? Not much. So.. enjoy it. Thanks for the tip." This bit of…

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…

Barclass Day 1

Today was the first day running a Barclass. Based on the Barcamp concept, and led by Mark Osborne's Ignite talk - I had set about trying to replicate some of that powerful spirit of learning in my room. I was also inspired by attending Kiwifoo in Feb of this year,…

We are the Weather Makers

This term we're doing a minor unit on climate change. The main resource we're using is a revised version of Tim Flannery's book, "The Weather Makers." He has rewritten it for young adults and titled it "We are the Weather Makers". It is aimed squarely at those who will be…

Cantilever Challenge

The cantilever challenge is a problem solving exercise, that requires students to work as a team, design and engineer a simple cantilever beam, work to a short time frame, and solve problems as the arise. All on blu-tack, ice lolly sticks, some tape and a handful of paper clips. It's…