Fantastic Forms

I have been meaning to write this post for some time now so here it is. At the start of this school year (February for those in the Northern Hemisphere) I started introducing Google Forms (surveys) with my own classes and also to other teachers. For those not aware, Google Forms are a function of…

Terminating the Textbook

I read an interesting article today sourced from the Daily Mail UK article and making it to our local paper (Dominion Post, Wellington). Governor Arnie wants to “terminate” the textbook to save money for the debt-ridden Californian economy. His reason, electronic devices and online learning are replacing the textbook and will save money for schools (his State…

Free online Image Editor – Pixlr

Recently I had a request from one of the school management team to show him how to resize (downsize) student photos to upload to our student management website. The photos that he had taken were far too large. I decided that Photoshop would be too complicated to train him for such a simple task. I…

Tech Crew makes an impact

Our High School, Wellington College, has been using a model of student involvement in ICT. This has grown out of the School’s principle of actively engaging senior students in all areas of leadership. The Tech Crew program, started in 2006, was based on a model that our sister school, Wellington Girls College, had initiated. A…