Your Name and Title: Robert SbagliaSchool, Library, or Organization Name: Maryborough Education CentreCo-Presenter Name(s): Simone UrenCountry from Which You Will Present: AustraliaLanguage in Which…Continue
I'm embarrassed sometimes by the attitude some Australians have to our neighbours, New Zealand. Frankly, I'm a bit of a fan of the kiwis. They've given the world plenty, but for mine, their finest contribution has to be the Finn brothers...
One of the more mundane challenges of global learning, as I'm quickly discovering, is the lack of coordination in…Continue
I'm often asked what the point of the Writers' Club is if you are already blogging. Surely having a global audience is not exactly revolutionary - all you need to do is to start a blog, and theoretically, you have a global audience, right?
Well, yes and no. The big problem I have found with blogging in the classroom is (a) finding the blogs of others, and (b) having your blog found by…Continue
I was preparing a presentation for differentiating mathematics using technology recently, and ended up editing a TED talk by Salman Khan.
What struck me was Khan's idea that technology can humanise the classroom - which, as Khan acknowledges, is in some ways counterintuitive. Indeed, when I talk to teachers about technology in the classroom, they have visions of a very inhuman scenario, where students have their eyes glued to the screens, interacting…Continue
Since learning to speak a language myself, I've valued the role of languages in schools. One of the most life-changing periods of my life was when I went to live in the city of Perugia as a part of my PhD studies in 2000-2001. Immersed in Italian language, I went from knowing a few words to becoming close to fluent in three months. It was an astonishing transformation, one…Continue