Hook them with a book

A book. For some it holds the mystery of the universe, others a story to be entered and thoroughly explored and yet for some it is the very bane of their school life. What is it that creates a passionate, life-long reader? Often times I hear from parents and other educators how difficult they find…

The “Ah Ha” moment with technology

I am very privileged to work with a number of excellent educational practitioners and they are particularly excellent in the way they use technology. Before I go further, this excellence does not mean they are whizz banging hot shot ‘digital migrants’, it means they know how to use technology as a tool to enhance and…

Musings on Digital Citizenship

Citizenship is defined as belonging to a space or place and obeying the laws and regulations that govern it. BUT WHAT IS DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP? Whilst the laws, social nuances and societal values that operate in our daily lives may be clear to most of us. The ettiqute that we follow in digital spaces (internet, cell…

Sharing Aspects of Self

The importance of relationships is something that is taken for granted. Many people assume that if they say the statutory “Hello” in the morning to their colleagues and remember their children’s names, they have a relationship. These types of friendship only ever touch the surface of who a person truly is. They also do not…