Betchaboy

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Teacher, Blogger, Podcaster, Writer, Lifelong Learner.


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LATEST ARTICLES ( 115 )

  • Something Came up

    Over the past few years I've run a lot of professional learning workshops for teachers. It's been a joy to be part of the learning journey for educators as... Read more

    Posted on 30 January 2020 SCIENCE, TECH
  • My Facebook Moratorium, One Year Later

    About a year ago, I decided that Facebook was not contributing much to the quality of my life. In fact, I came to the conclusion that it was actually sucking... Read more

    Posted on 19 January 2020 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Be Unreasonable

    Here's something I've noticed about people. Most people love the familiar. They find something that they like and they get used to it. On the surface that... Read more

    Posted on 30 June 2019 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Imagine the Possibilities

    I recently gave this keynote at the EdTechteam Cape Town Summit, titled "Imagine the Possibilities". I've actually given this talk a number of times at Summits... Read more

    Posted on 30 June 2019 SCIENCE, TECH
  • 10 Multimedia Things You Can Do on a Chromebook

    Multimedia Things Chromebook

    Chromebooks have become (and continue to be) an important computing platform in many schools across the world. With speed, simplicity, and reliability as their... Read more

    Posted on 22 June 2019 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Technology is Amoral

    I 've been asked to present a keynote and workshop at the National Education Summit in Melbourne in August. The organisers of the event wanted to do an intervie... Read more

    Posted on 06 May 2019 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Eyes on the Road

    I was wondering the other day about the best place to mount a camera on a motorcycle to get the best footage. I've made some previous videos by just attaching m... Read more

    Posted on 27 April 2019 SCIENCE, TECH
  • March – Jehovah’s Witnesses

    March is month three of my Beyond Belief project, and I was sitting at home debating which religion I should check out this month. As if by some kind of divine... Read more

    Posted on 20 March 2019 SCIENCE, TECH
  • February – Sikhism

    February Sikhism

    This is part two of my Beyond Belief project, where every month during 2019 I plan to experience a different religion that I know nothing about. This month its... Read more

    Posted on 17 February 2019 SCIENCE, TECH
  • January – Balinese Hinduism

    January Balinese Hinduism

    Here we go with part one of my Beyond Belief Project, where I plan to experience and learn about a different religion every month for all of 2019. I'm a little... Read more

    Posted on 08 February 2019 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Beyond Belief

    For a couple of years now I have tried to take on some kind of interesting project each year. In the past it's been relatively simple things like doing a 365... Read more

    Posted on 06 February 2019 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Dear Family and Friends,

    You may (or may not) have noticed that I barely spend any time on Facebook these days. Today is the first time I've logged in for quite a while, and although I... Read more

    Posted on 25 January 2019 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Une Leçon De Creative Commons

    Leçon Creative Commons

    The article from Le Republicain Lorraine For many years, we had a beautiful Golden retriever named Buzz. He was a really lovely dog. We got him through Golden... Read more

    Posted on 09 November 2018 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Introducing Storyville

    "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go."- Dr. Seuss - I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! Watching a... Read more

    Posted on 08 February 2018 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Show Me The Money!

    Show Money!

    YouTube has been around for quite a while now, and apparently I've been part of its history for much of that time. The domain, youtube.com, was registered in... Read more

    Posted on 18 January 2018 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Risk Vs Reward – Lessons from the Road

    Risk Reward Lessons from Road

    I spent a few hours this afternoon driving the nearly 200km from Sydney to Bathurst for a day of work in a Bathurst school tomorrow. As I crossed the Blue... Read more

    Posted on 16 July 2017 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Learning in Sydney

    Sydney is a great city. As well as being visually stunning, there is always something interesting going on. The Vivid Sydney Festival launched last week, which... Read more

    Posted on 31 May 2017 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Gridding up

    I was turned onto this rather cool new tool that I think has a ton of great potential in the classroom. It's called Flipgrid. It's a way to collect short video... Read more

    Posted on 09 May 2017 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Announcing the 2017 Sydney Google Innovator Academy

    Announcing 2017 Sydney Google Innovator Academy

    Back in April 2011 I was fortunate enough to be accepted into the Google Teacher Academy held in Sydney, Australia. As part of this first Australian cohort, I... Read more

    Posted on 09 May 2017 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Meet Felix

    Doing a photo shoot can be tricky. Setting up the location, finding the props, getting the lighting right, etc, can be time consuming and sometimes expensive. I... Read more

    Posted on 30 January 2017 SCIENCE, TECH