If you really want kids to understand copyright, get them to create

The children in my class are putting together an iBook using their photos from the trip from a few weeks ago.  As the children are choosing images to go with their writing several realise they haven't taken images to help them tell their story. But their friends do. "Can I use your photo?" In that minute, copyright comes... Continue Reading →

Teachers, enough with these social media ‘lessons’ 19/365

Every few months a photo like this surfaces In my social media stream feeds telling me to like, retweet a message to 'teach' children a lesson about social media. In world where millions of pieces of new content are being uploaded every second, creators are resorting to desperate and more shocking things to break through... Continue Reading →

When students start modifying assessment…

I'll freely admit that when using google docs for the formal writing assessment my primary purpose was actually to make my job a teacher a whole lot easier. I loathe marking paper tests with the fire of a thousand suns. No matter how hard I try, I end up swimming in a sea of paper and... Continue Reading →

5 reasons to use Flickr for class photosharing

These days most classrooms have digital cameras and/or devices that are capable of taking photos. But what happens to those photos? Do they stay on the teachers hard drive or school internal server never to be seen again? If a picture can tell 1,000 words, how much richer will your learning stories be to your... Continue Reading →

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