This post was written for the Creative Huddle newsletter, 18th May 2015. Sign up here. It’s easy to think that we are becoming smarter than ever before. The internet has placed the information of the world at our fingertips, and Google has made it incredibly easy to find both useful and relevant information. We are … More Why we need to reclaim our brains
Photo credit: Sookie It would be hard to find a student who doesn’t use some form of digital device in their learning. But despite the ubiquity of technology in education, how often do we create opportunities for our students to think about how they are actually using these technologies? I’m preparing a talk for … More What do students think about technology?
Image courtesy of Tomaž Štolfa In recent years, the days leading up to a holiday always cause me to feel slightly anxious about ‘switching off’. Literally and metaphorically. Have I answered all the important emails? How will I survive without a laptop for two weeks? What will happen if I don’t send any tweets? Although … More How do you disconnect?
Image courtesy of Hunter Langston I try not to call myself a technology evangelist, but I do believe that when used appropriately technology can enhance learning. So I’ve found it concerning to come across a number of articles in the past week highlighting the growing concern that certain technologies might be hampering students’ ability to … More Technology, distraction and harnessing our brains