Goodbye Summer. Hello SAMR.

A few weeks ago we said goodbye to Summer. Now say hello to SAMR. I introduced this model to my support staff just a few months before we started the pilot project for the tablets. The SAMR model was then taken up and introduced to all the teachers who participated in the One Tablet per…

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 by the time of the exam I could perform easily and mechanically but without real understanding of what was happening when to divide a…

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…

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…

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…