The Pinnacles

Here’s a glimpse of our next adventure destination.   We’ll be walking in and spending a night at the Pinnacles Hut.  From the hut there’s a short ascent to 759 m with breath taking views of the Coromandel.  Can’t wait!

The Pinnacles2014-03-16T22:03:30+08:00

Visual Thinking with

What is This tool was recently introduced to me by a colleague and is best thought of as a mashup of real-time collaboration found in GoogleDocs, the pinning power of Pinterest with Prezi’s ease-of-use.  After an initial tour of sample murals, I realised it would fit naturally into a formative assessment task I was […]

Visual Thinking with Mural.ly2014-03-15T15:53:11+08:00

A Week Without a Mobile

The view across the Hong Kong harbour to Kowloon from the 59th floor of the Cheung Kong Center is mesmerising.  I take a sip of water and think again about the enduring message I want the Working Parent Group from Goldman Sachs to take away after my presentation; What future do we want for our […]

A Week Without a Mobile2014-03-02T22:36:52+08:00

Musings for December 2013

Moodle 2.6 I’ve been testing this release in our sandbox environment are are impressed so far with the improvements to the graphical user interface (less is more), ability to annotate PDF file submissions, new single activity course format and tweaked administrative tools for quick course creation and management. DoubleDayz Our first edtech professional development for […]

Musings for December 20132013-12-21T01:25:04+08:00

Powerful Project-Based Learning with Evernote

How do you effectively follow the learning journey of 136 students working on a 5 week long project? Moreover, how can you quickly verify they are locating credible sources of information, synthesising this information and then using it to create original work? These are challenges I face on a recurring basis as a coordinator of […]

Powerful Project-Based Learning with Evernote2013-07-13T17:42:03+08:00

Escape to the Philippines

  For our annual Chinese New Year vacation this year we were seeking a destination that was a little off the beaten track with access to good diving yet manageable with a 1 and a half year old son. Turtle Bay Dive Resort ticked all of these boxes and I would recommend it as an […]

Escape to the Philippines2013-02-18T22:26:14+08:00

Tales from the 21st Century Learning Conference 2013

Better Blended Learning with Moodle This was the title of my own session and now writing this post I feel it was a good opportunity for me to reflect on the technical and professional learning progress we have made with Moodle over the last four years. As a community we have a lot to be […]

Tales from the 21st Century Learning Conference 20132013-01-30T10:35:02+08:00

Cloud Powered Conference Planning

by mansikka    Have you ever coordinated a fairly large event that required collaboration with stakeholders in another country? This was my most recent challenge getting the first Hong Kong Moodle Moot off the ground and in this post I’d like to share with you my top  tips for effective use of cloud-based services to […]

Cloud Powered Conference Planning2012-10-04T22:07:31+08:00

A Stone in the Pond

Back in 2005 I asked one of my computer programming students to investigate some tools we could use for the school intranet and could evaluated as part of my post-graduate action research. Sheung-Man came to class a couple of days later and declared: “I found this teacher tool that looks like it would be easy […]

A Stone in the Pond2012-09-16T21:44:08+08:00

Drop Everything and Design!

Over the last two weeks I worked with Grade 7 and 8 students introducing them to Design Thinking. With all of their regular timetabled subjects suspended for the day, we were able to focus on essential concepts and skills they will need to develop prior to the commencement of a major design project. This is […]

Drop Everything and Design!2012-09-08T11:59:51+08:00

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