Reflecting on my years with #AfricaEd

Almost four years ago I had an idea. I’d participated in a couple of Twitter chats and found them to be great inspiration and full of resources. But none of them seemed to take place during the hours I wanted to engage. The chats that I had found were all based in the US whichContinue reading “Reflecting on my years with #AfricaEd”

A New Challenge

My two worlds have collided to bring me my most recent opportunity. The first is the world of connected educators. The second, my mom. Being connected has provided me with a plethora of opportunities, resources and friends. My Twitter world has helped me start an EdCamp and two international chats, be invited to facilitate at a conference, presentContinue reading “A New Challenge”

The Rise of EdCampAcc Part 2

I believe the Edcamp should be organised frequently as the world is always changing by the minute and thus we need to constantly exchange ideas. – EdCampACC participant The morning of EdCampAcc I still really had no idea what to expect. Remember, I had never been to an EdCamp before and neither had anyone whoContinue reading “The Rise of EdCampAcc Part 2”

Just the beginning

“beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but its everything in between that makes it all worth living.” ― Bob Marley In November I started #AfricaEd with inspiration and help from some newly found friends on Twitter.  I had no idea what would happen.  I had a lot of questions. Would anyone joinContinue reading “Just the beginning”

Taking on the #GlobalEd #TwitteratiChallenge

Its been a whirlwind of a year for me. I took on a new “part-time” role as a Tech coach during one free prep period, in November started and ran #AfricaEd chat twice a week, started COETAIL, managed to get invited to present at Learning 2 Africa and began planning an EdCamp for next September here inContinue reading “Taking on the #GlobalEd #TwitteratiChallenge”

Its Tricky

Its always interesting how things seem to fall into place. My students just recently collected five days worth of evidence of their digital presence as part of a history project. I had not intentionally thought of the opportunity it would present to discuss their digital footprint, I was thinking more primary sources, yet there it was.Continue reading “Its Tricky”

A Change Would Do You Good

As I read Mark Pensky’s article Shaping Tech for the Classroom, I nodded along in agreement.  Change is needed and not just doing old things in new ways.  We need to do new things in new ways.  That’s what education should be about learning how things have been done and looking for new and better waysContinue reading “A Change Would Do You Good”

With a Little Help From My Friends

While I understand the importance of understanding how we learn, if I’m honest, I tend to drift a bit when it comes to reading about learning theories.  I start to understand how my middle school students from across the globe feel as they read about a bunch of white guys in knickers and wigs decidingContinue reading “With a Little Help From My Friends”

The Long Strange Trip to my PLN

I’ve always thought of myself as a tech guy when it comes to the classroom.  I’ve been the guy other teachers looked to for everything from trouble shooting VCRs in the beginning to introducing Google Hangouts.  But I was doing a lot of work on my own searching for resources and learning through trial andContinue reading “The Long Strange Trip to my PLN”