Teacher, Blogger, Podcaster, Writer, Lifelong Learner.



  • 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,, 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
  • OK Google

    You probably realise that when you search for something on your computer that your browser keeps a history of those searches (and page visits). You can of... Read more

    Posted on 24 January 2017 TECH
  • The Power Of Spreadsheets

    Power Spreadsheets

    I had a knock on our front door a few weeks ago. It was a young English guy who was going door to door for a small electricity retailer, trying to get me to... Read more

    Posted on 18 December 2016 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Is This Thing On?

    Hello?  Is this thing on? Anyone?That’s how it feels at the moment with my blogging. Or non-blogging. I can’t believe I have not written here since July! Read more

    Posted on 03 December 2016 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Code4Kids – Building a Simple Scratch Game

    Code4Kids Building Simple Scratch Game

    I had the pleasure this week to be a guest on Code4Kids, a webinar series with Kelly Moore. Kelly is a teacher and tech coach in Melbourne, and she asked if... Read more

    Posted on 09 July 2016 FAMILY
  • The Most Dangerous Phrase In The World

    If you’ve been around education for a while there is a phrase you may hear occasionally if you listen for it. It’s just seven little words but the impact of... Read more

    Posted on 01 April 2016 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Be Smart On Air Interview

    Smart Interview

    I was recently asked to be a guest on the Be Smart On Air podcast by Niilo Alhovaara. Niilo is a fan of The Google Educast and was keen to catch up to talk abou... Read more

    Posted on 14 March 2016 SCIENCE, TECH
  • When is a Remix No Longer a Remix?

    As many of you may know, I’m a big supporter of Creative Commons and the ideals of open sharing. I publish most of my stuff under a CC licence, usually BY-SA,... Read more

    Posted on 28 February 2016 SCIENCE, TECH