Googling Better – how to search the internet

In IB Diploma Economics, students have to write four commentaries about economic events that are published in the news. Therefore students are always searching the internet for good sources of articles. Google has always been a pretty reliable tool to search for articles but students seldom use the advanced features to refine their search and … Continue reading Googling Better – how to search the internet

What are authentic, transformational eLearning tasks?

Recently I attended a Breakfast Leadership workshop with an Apple Professional Educator Stephanie Hamilton. Her short presentation was about the importance on focusing on the learning occurring in schools and ensuring that technology is being used in an authentic way to transform the learning process. She had gathered many of her ideas from travelling around … Continue reading What are authentic, transformational eLearning tasks?

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Laptops in the Classroom

This is a piece of research I completed part way through the establishment of our 1 to 1 laptop programme at ISS International School, Singapore. It is based on data collected from one Grade 11 Economics course, after six months of immersion. I am currently writing an updated report about our reflections of the first … Continue reading Evaluating the Effectiveness of Laptops in the Classroom