#Minecraftclub fun fun fun!

The Minecraft Club is well underway and has just finished its 4th session. Nat will be documenting the ins and outs of the program shortly, but I just can’t help but comment – as last night was so much FUN! There is something awesome about a room full of young people who are working together on […]

How do we view technology?

One of the classes that I appreciated attending while at Ohio University was Advanced Seminar – IT Philosophy. I did not gain assessment in this class, as I chose to attend as an extra – just for the joy of it. And it was a joy, we had wonderful questions and resulting discussions that focused around […]

Distraction can lead to great things #Minecraft

In mid August I attended the Code Club Australia teacher training at East Launceston Primary School. I mentioned in a post that reflected on the day that I was a little distracted. Well I was a lot distracted! But that didn’t mean that I was totally detached from what was going on. Rather, I was […]

Computational Thinking – is it confined to computing?

It’s the latest buzz word – Computational Thinking. What do you think of when you hear it? A quick search of the Australian Curriculum puts it squarely in the Technology learning area, specifically that of digital technology, but is that where it sits? Can it be found in other areas? Is it not just a […]

Speaking with others #hardiefellowship

Last weekend I had breakfast with friends. It was our first proper catch up since my return from the USA. Apart from the fact that it was really nice to sit and chat and have breakfast extend to a couple of hours, it also made me aware of how I distill the learning for different […]

Coding… #Minecraft

This week I attended Code Club Australia teacher training, aimed at supporting the development of after school clubs for coding. This is a Scratch based program designed to support teachers set up clubs for students in primary school with the intent for the underpinning concepts of coding to be learnt and understood. It is fairly straight […]

It’s ok to freeze. Really? #Minecraft

Over the last couple of days I have had the opportunity to spend time with educators talking about Minecraft. This has been a wonderful experience and consequently has led to some thinking and reworking perspectives. One of the things I get asked when any discussion occurs around Minecraft is do you use MinecraftEDU. And the […]

Who is writing our education story?

I don’t watch a lot of commercial T.V. and yesterday I was reminded why. In my twitter feed tweets from educators expressing dissatisfaction, concern and feeling like they have had their professionalism questioned began to appear. I was disturbed by this as they are people I have been connecting with on Twitter for some time, and […]

Sharing the learning – impact of furniture #hardiefellowship

This morning I saw a tweet that was attached to the hashtag #archlearn that talked about furniture in the classroom. The comment came from Alice Keeler (who is worth the follow, especially if you are interested in Google products) who I met at the Minecraft in Education summit LA. On my first day at Ohio University […]

Sharing the learning re hackathons #hardiefellowship

One of the wonderful things that came out of my Hardie Fellowship was becoming more connected with TERpodcast and having the opportunity to share some of the things that I was doing while in the USA for the year. One opportunity that presented itself was attending and helping out with a virtual reality hackathon mini in […]


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