Teacher, Blogger, Podcaster, Writer, Lifelong Learner.



  • 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
  • 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