One skill a week.

Dear Year 4 teachers. I would like to convey my deepest gratitude to the way you responded to the few hours of training on the WorkBook LearnPad tablet. As I said in a previous blog you showed professionalism and patience and I hope that together we will continue to develop a community of learning where…

*agogy

21st September Independence Day Malta Yesterday we finished delivering a three day in-service training to all year four teachers and LSAs. A great thanks goes to all the 26 well prepared trainers and the supporting staff from Avantis. You were amazing. My appreciation also goes to the 500 magnificent and very receptive educators who showed…

Whitelist

What is your view on inappropriate online material for our young learners in schools? In December tablet devices will be in the hands of 7 and 8 year olds. Do we need to protect them? Do you as a teacher need protection? What comes to your mind when we talk about inappropriate material for young…

Enjoy rather than endure

We have reached another target in our journey to not just embed technology in education and enhance it, but to transform it. There are at least two great teams working together on this project: one handling the infrastructure and the other the pedagogical side. Although from the very start this project has always been described as an educational initiative and…

Light a candle

All of us have by now experienced some kind of problem with machines and new technologies are no exception, be they an automatic washing machine or a mobile phone. Living and working with and around technology is not just a story of benefits, but also a story of problems, uncertainties, demands and conflicts. The new…

The LearnPad and the shared environment.

In my 7th September blog I finished off saying that, “we need to encourage sharing among learners and sharing among educators, as sharing means that you are not alone and it makes life real.” I would like to take this up again, as this morning during our second training session, an issue was raised about…