Recently we were able to get the whole training team together in beautiful Queenstown for a think tank session and a bit of fun as well. We've got some awesome things planned for 2019 - watch out for some new courses coming your way soon - and we have lots of inspiring ideas to share with our community.
SOMETHING to make you think
Top 10 Tech Issues of 2019
This is a really interesting read about 10 tech issues from Brad Smith (Microsoft President) and Carol Browne (Microsoft Director of Communications).
If you’re a teacher these would make a great discussion point for a critical thinking activity for your students. The impact of tech on society is a major part of global digital technologies curriculums and getting your students to be aware of this is vital.
If you’re in the corporate world how might these issues affect you? What is your company doing to prepare for these changes?
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Exploring change over time with Google Maps
I spent 3 amazing years teaching at an international school in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and am always drawn to articles about that place. This National Geographic article 'These "church forests" protect Ethiopia's fragile landscapes' is a great read and raises some important issues.
The use of Google Maps and Google Earth to highlight the impact of changes to the environment, inspire and motivate communities to make positive changes and improve their environment is such a great demonstration of the power tech, used well, can have.
Teachers - how might your students use Google Maps to develop a better understanding of changes in their environment?
Photo taken by Lara in Bahir Dar (2007)
This month's feature tool:
This amazing tool has so many features packed in to help teachers and students! Click the link to see an overview of everything that is included.
The accessibility features aren't just for teachers and students with Dyslexia. See the case study from Hobsonville Point Secondary School about the impact that Read&Write had with all students' learning.
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Created with images by Ales Nesetril - "Volcano in the Dark" • janeb13 - "computer pc workplace" • FirmBee - "ipad map tablet" • Alexas_Fotos - "figure puzzle last part"