Teacher, Blogger, Podcaster, Writer, Lifelong Learner.



  • Scratch 2.0 Beta: What’s New?

    As a keen Scratch user (OK, Scratch fanboy) I was rather excited to find that Scratch 2.0 is now in public beta for anyone to try out. I really like it and thin... Read more

    Posted on 30 January 2013 SCIENCE, TECH
  • The Digital Shift

    I turn 50 next week.In 1963, when I was born…Television was delivered over the airwaves. In black and white. We had four channels to choose from and we had to... Read more

    Posted on 23 January 2013 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Shiny Object Syndrome

    Shiny Object Syndrome

    For a while now I’ve been really keen to get my hands on one of the new Chromebooks but they have been as scarce as the proverbial rocking horse poop. Read more

    Posted on 22 January 2013 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Google Teacher Academy in Sydney

    At the recent Google Apps for Education Summit held at MLC School in Sydney, details for the next Google Teacher Academy were announced. Read more

    Posted on 19 January 2013 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Keeping Up With The Google

    Keeping With Google

    I’m a big user of Google’s tools. I like what they offer and I like that they just keep getting better and better. When my school moved to Google Apps for... Read more

    Posted on 28 December 2012 SCIENCE, TECH
  • Taking the Long View

    I was recently given the privilege of giving a short keynote talk for the upcoming Flat Classroom Project cohort. The Flat Classroom Project is a wonderful... Read more

    Posted on 21 November 2012 SCIENCE, TECH
  • A Labour of eLove

    Labour eLove

    It’s always good to celebrate creative successes. This is one of those times. When I first met my partner Linda she had started working on the novel she always... Read more

    Posted on 18 November 2012 BOOKS, CULTURE, CURRENT, SOCIAL MEDIA, TECH
  • Is It Time to Drop the Digital?

    Time Drop Digital?

    Do you remember when digital photography appeared on the scene? Real photography buffs snickered about the idea of digital photography ever becoming... Read more

    Posted on 13 November 2012 CURRENT
  • Reflections on China, Part 2

    During the Learning 2.012 event, a number of the Learning 2 Leaders had the opportunity to present a short mini keynote on a topic of their choice. Read more

    Posted on 25 October 2012 CURRENT
  • Reflections on China, Part 1

    Reflections China, Part

    This post is likely to be the first of a couple of reflections about my recent experiences in Beijing for the Learning 2.012 conference. Read more

    Posted on 15 October 2012 CURRENT
  • Creating Creativity

    Dear Internet, I could use some of your help if you have a moment. I’ve been fortunate to have been asked to present an extended workshop at the Learning 2.012... Read more

    Posted on 23 September 2012 CURRENT
  • Disrupting the Bloodsuckers

    A couple of years ago, I coauthored a book about teaching and learning with interactive whiteboards. I’m not going to debate the pros and cons of IWBs here,... Read more

    Posted on 06 September 2012 CURRENT
  • Gutless Comments

    About 5 years ago, there was an incident in Adelaide where a classroom blog and the South Australian Department of Education and Children’s Services had a bit o... Read more

    Posted on 06 September 2012 CURRENT
  • Tablets in Schools: A Hangout on Air

    I posted this on Google+ last week… Do you teach in a school that uses tablets? (iPads, Android tablets, etc) Have you been involve in planning the rollout and... Read more

    Posted on 03 September 2012 CURRENT
  • Nothing New Under The Sun

    Nothing Under

    The recent decision in the Apple/Samsung debacle has really got me thinking about a few things. If you read my last blog post you’ll know that I feel somewhat... Read more

    Posted on 26 August 2012 CURRENT