Collaborative classroom technologies

Collaboration between students is great for student’s learning because they cannot only learn from each other but bounce ideas, energy and passion off each other. Collaborative technologies take various forms and the boundaries are not always clear as technologies become easier to incorporate (Laurillard, 2008). Technologies are able to meet challenges that the traditional way … More Collaborative classroom technologies

Classroom behaviour management and technology

Technology integration in education can be seen as a challenge with the key argument being disruptions or seen as an opportunity for improved teaching and learning. Technology is brought into teaching with good intentions but like anything else, it encounters unwanted side effects such as distraction and interruption in the classroom (Fang, 2009). Mobile phones, … More Classroom behaviour management and technology

Online Safety

Cyber bullying in a school setting is a growing social concern. As the use of technology increases in society, the potential for cyber bullying grows. It has been argued that this form of bullying happens relatively independent from school-based physical and verbal bullying, therefore even harder to address (Varjas, Hendrick  & Meyers, 2009). A new generation … More Online Safety

Web-based learning

The two main web-based resources I tend to like to use are Phet Interactive Simulations and Science Fair Central. Phet Interactive Simulations presents students with an opportunity to have a fun experience with a range of different interactive science simulations. Science Fair Central is a web-based resource from Discovery Education that offers interactives, presentations, projects … More Web-based learning


The different types of cyberbullying needs to be specifically mentioned in school policies which range from pranking to hate sites (Department of Education and Training, 2015). The people who needs to know that bullying is happening are always the last ones to know, whether in person or online. Online makes it harder for teachers to … More Cyberbullying


We cannot educate the same way as we did, because of the this integration of the new and fast-paced technology, yet endorse authentic learning by delivering a new form of education (Jacobs, 2010). Schools must offer a structure where there is real consistency and relevant learning taking place at all times (Ackerman & Krupp,  2012). … More BYOD

Hardware in Classrooms

Interactive whiteboards can be seen almost in every classroom. But why do some teachers use them and others only use it as a visual aid? Interactive whiteboards allow students to visualise the process and concepts and is especially use in subjects such as science or maths. These subjects is mainly about the processes and relationships … More Hardware in Classrooms

The affordances of classroom technologies

Students having laptops means we are able to structure and coordinate activities as well as support community learning (Rubens, Emans, Leinonen, Skarmeta and Simons, 2005)but at the same time we need to consider the cost and effectiveness of these technological tools. A laptop provides both educational and social affordances. When we consider these two main … More The affordances of classroom technologies