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Skype in the Classroom


One of the performance indicators for this ISTE standard requires teachers to develop and model cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with colleagues and students of other cultures using digital age communication and collaboration skills.  Many of us already use Skype to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, now Skype … Continue reading

Use of Blogs


Blogs are a great way for teachers to contribute to their profession.  Blogs can be used to communicate effective use of digital resources as well as the teaching and learning resources used in the classroom.  Successes as well as challenges can be communicated.  This contribution is made on a local and global scale.  Teachers can … Continue reading

Learning Without Frontiers


Learning Without Frontiers “is a global platform for disruptive thinkers and practitioners from the education, digital media, technology and entertainment sectors who come together to explore how new disruptive technologies can drive radical efficiencies and improvements in learning whilst providing equality of access.”  Their site provides listed recordings of speakers at their conferences, access to … Continue reading

Technology Entertainment and Design (TED)


Here is a link to a site which will challenge your thinking by those who have been labeled inspiring, courageous, persuasive, ingenious, fascinating, beautiful, funny and informative.  Technology Entertainment and Design (TED)  TED is nonprofit and “devoted to ideas worth spreading”.  There are over 900 talks delivered by inspirational speakers. Choose a talk and come … Continue reading

Google Earth


Google Earth is a digital tool that supports research and learning. It enhances the sharing of knowledge and collaboration between student and teacher. Using amazing new 3D tools developed by Google Earth your classroom can be as vast as your imagination. Accompany your students on a journey of discovery. Fly to any destination on Earth. … Continue reading

Participate in local and global learning communities


The following links, strategies and tools are provided to inspire you to consider your involvement in both your local and global learning communities.  These communities have been selected for you to consider how technology can help to improve student learning. Your level of engagement will likely commence with the exploration and discussion of the attributes of such … Continue reading

50 Ways to Use Wikis for a more Collaborative and Interactive Classroom


Most of us have heard of Wikis and perhaps used them but here are 50 suggestions on different ways to use Wikis which you may not have considered.  The suggestions are categorised under Resource Creation, Student Participation, Group Projects, Student Interaction, For the Classroom, Community and Other. Click the image below. Following are examples of … Continue reading

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