Teacher, Blogger, Podcaster, Writer, Lifelong Learner.



  • The Case For Chromebooks

    I was asked via email recently about Chromebooks and whether I thought they were a good choice for schools. Here is my email response, posted here for anyone... Read more

    Posted on 18 February 2016 SCIENCE, TECH
  • One Door Closes, Another One Opens

    Well, I think this is exciting news…After 8 years I’ve officially resigned from my tech integration role at PLC Sydney and, starting on January 1 next year, wil... Read more

    Posted on 19 December 2015 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Should I Trust The Cloud?

    I received an email recently from a colleague asking about data sovereignty, and in particular asking about how schools deal with the  need to store all persona... Read more

    Posted on 17 November 2015 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Beyond the School Bus

    Beyond School

    Imagine you could visit any place in the world. Where would you go? What would you like to see? What would you hope to experience?Imagine you are learning... Read more

    Posted on 23 October 2015 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Twisted Pair

    Twisted Pair

    My friend and prolific blogger Steve Wheeler issued an interesting blogging challenge the other day called A Twisted Pair. He proposed taking two different... Read more

    Posted on 06 October 2015 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Break the Cycle

    Break Cycle

    During the month of October I’ll be riding my bike to help raise money to support childrens’ cancer research. It’s all part of the Great Cycle Challenge, raisin... Read more

    Posted on 03 October 2015 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Dealing with Optus, Part 2

    Just to finish the story I started in the last post, here’s what happened. The good news is that Optus found the reason for this blog being blocked and have... Read more

    Posted on 09 September 2015 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Less Than Optimal

    If you’ve tried to access this blog lately from the Optus network, I’m going to make an educated guess and say that you haven’t been able to. Read more

    Posted on 07 September 2015 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Pay It Forward

    tl;dr… just click here and do the right thing.I’ve done it. You’ve probably done it too.  You’re making some kind of digital product and you needed a digital... Read more

    Posted on 09 August 2015 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Why Is This Even A Debate?

    On TV tonight I saw an ad from some group that calls themselves the “Marriage Alliance“. I looked at their website which seems to be a thinly veiled attempt to... Read more

    Posted on 03 August 2015 SCIENCE, TECH
  • I’ve Seen The Future

    I just had a couple of thoughts on Chromebooks that I wanted to share. There has been a growing interest in Chromebooks over the past year or so. Read more

    Posted on 24 July 2015 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Getting out of Password Hell

    A while ago I realised that my online life was in password hell. I was using literally hundreds of sites and services that required passwords, but they were hel... Read more

    Posted on 21 June 2015 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Just Maui’d

    Just Maui’d

    I know I haven’t written much here on the blog lately. I’ve been a little consumed with some other things, like getting married to my sweetheart LInda On May 20... Read more

    Posted on 06 June 2015 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Exploiting Opportunities

    The following is from an email I wrote to someone who asked if I was going to be presenting at the EduTech conference in Brisbane this year. Read more

    Posted on 01 April 2015 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Lipstick on a Pig

    I was looking at school websites tonight trying to find some information I needed and I stumbled across a school that I won’t name, but on the front page of... Read more

    Posted on 02 February 2015 SCIENCE, TECH
  • A Bicycle for the Mind

    Bicycle Mind

    I’ve been doing some work recently with a school that’s using iPads with their kids, and was asked to give a talk on the topic “The place of iPads in teaching... Read more

    Posted on 24 January 2015 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Paid in Full

    I haven’t seen an actual paper credit card statement for a long time because I’ve banked electronically for years, but I switched banks recently and they just... Read more

    Posted on 23 January 2015 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Watch Me Drive

    Watch Drive

    There is an advertisement on TV at the moment for an Australian car insurance company that encourages drivers to download an app to their phone to find out who... Read more

    Posted on 09 January 2015 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Lessons in Creative Commons, Part 2

    Here’s the follow-up from my last post about the copyright claim that YouTube made on a video I made using a Creative Commons soundtrack. You can read the... Read more

    Posted on 08 January 2015 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Lessons in Creative Commons

    Lessons Creative Commons

    A few weeks ago Linda and I got home from a short holiday in Bali. We had a great time, and managed to collect a few snippets of video along the way using a... Read more

    Posted on 06 January 2015 SCIENCE, TECH