So what is a VLE?

7th January 2017 Happy New Year to you all. I hope you are refreshed and reinvigorated for the coming year. So what is a virtual learning environment (VLE)? Or at least what should it be? A VLE should break down the walls between school and home. The learners would come to school, leave and they…

OTPC Parents’ meetings

I am back at the office after a great annual eTwinning conference on Digital Citizenship in Greece and a couple of days of vacation leave. I will get back to eTwinning shortly as promised in another blog. Today I would like to just touch upon the importance of the parents’ and guardians’ meeting we are presently…

The tip of the iceberg

Why did we take so long to initiate the distribution of the tablets in the one tablet per child project after the pilot study was finished? The distribution of the tablets is only the tip of the iceberg. The iceberg representation is only a small indication to the amount of work that needed to be…

Goodbye Summer. Hello SAMR. Part 3

How would you decide on where you stand in the SAMR model? Always start with your learning outcome. What is it that you want your learners to accomplish? Do you want them to arrange a given list, lable a diagram, memorise a sequence or explain a process, predict an outcome, estimate or dramatise an event,…

The “Aha” moment

Archimedes having his ‘Aha’ moment in the bath Almost half a century ago I set for the “11+ Entrance Examination”. I remember distinctly the hours of drilling on fractions which … Source: The “Aha” moment