PPT Nanos – Who Are They?

PPT Nanos – Who Are They?

To make it short: PPT stands for Pudong Primary Techies, where Pudong is an area in Shanghai, China. where our campus is located. Three years ago we came up with an idea of creating a team of Primary teachers who shared love for technology and had a vision of  how...
Building A Programming For Kids Network

Building A Programming For Kids Network

I have always been interested in programming, especially in using and integrating  programming  into the curriculum of the lower primary school. For this assignment, I decided to start building a community where people could find programming-related resources as well...
Final Project: Crafting Ancient Egypt Civilisation

Final Project: Crafting Ancient Egypt Civilisation

For my Course 5 final project I chose to re-invent the Ancient Egypt unit by integrating even more technology and going even deeper by introducing MinecraftEdu to Year 3 students and creating the Ancient Egyptian civilisation. Last year at the beginning of the year we...
Getting Ready for Minecraft

Getting Ready for Minecraft

As my final project, I have decided to go with introducing Minecraft to Y3 students and use it instead of the last year’s MS Power Point, which students used to create their presentations on Ancient Egypt. Last year our project was integrated into the Topic unit on...
Course 4: Minecraft or Blogging

Course 4: Minecraft or Blogging

For my final project in Course 5 I chose two options. As both options are in my lesson plans for this academic year, I am pretty sure that I will have to tackle both of them, though I have not yet decided which one to focus on for the final project. The first option...
Technology in the Classroom

Technology in the Classroom

I have been working at my current school since 2008 and it is amazing how much change has happened during this period of time. When I just started teaching Year 1 students, I still had a white board and markers in my classroom, I had to make phonics posters out of...
The Future of Learning

The Future of Learning

Will education as we know it change because of technology? Where and how will you be teaching in 5, 10, 15 years time? Looking back at where we were ten years ago and seeing where we are now, it’s really hard to predict the future of learning – everything...
Flipped Classroom

Flipped Classroom

I liked the idea of Flipped Classroom very much. My understanding of this is that it inverts traditional teaching methods when a teacher instructs the class on a subject and sends homework home. In the Flipped Classroom approach, it is in reverse – students...
Project-Based Learning

Project-Based Learning

I did not pay much attention to the differences between Project Based learning, Problem Based Learning and Challenge Based Learning until now as I thought it was all semantics. Having read the course articles and done some research on the Internet, the understanding...
Tech Integration

Tech Integration

The school I work for started a transition process to a technology integration model two years ago. The idea was to allow teachers to take over ICT and integrate it into their curriculum over a few years period. Before that the teachers did integrate technology into...
About Me All Mind-Mapped

About Me All Mind-Mapped

Initially, my idea was to use an infographic online tool like visuals.me or piktochart.com to create an ‘About Me’ page but I gave up on this idea after I failed to save my work a few times due to the Internet connection problems. Thus, I decided to go with a simple...
Getting Creative With Images

Getting Creative With Images

     Creative Commons was the best website to introduce to the students as a part of the Digital Citizenship unit when we talked about finding photos online to use in their Power Point presentations on Ancient Egypt.      Our project was integrated into the Topic unit...