Where does ICT fit into my life?

Information communication technologies (ICTs) are endless within the 21st century. Some of them fit into our lives like well-made gloves (our smart phone, laptop, television, etc.) and others take a little more time to mould and completely understand (usually new ICTs that have just entered into the industry/world). Recently, I sat down with the website Bubble.us …

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Is Technology Worth It?

I recently read through an article titled Technology and the Classroom - A Disruptive Force or Just Another Disruption? (Andrews, 2016). The author, Alanah Andrews, stole the words right out of my mouth before I could even type them up for my blog. She touched on the questions we all ask as teachers, whether we're new to the …

Mind Maps

Mind maps, otherwise known as concept maps, are a great way to help students deal with the knowledge that they are given. They are tools that can do many things with information, this includes: filtering, interpreting, linking and understanding information. According to the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority …

Digital Storytelling

According to the University of Houston, a digital story “revolves around the idea of combining the art of telling stories with a variety of multimedia, including graphics, audio, video, and Web publishing" (University of Houston, 2017).  Programs such as Glogster help people create digital stories by combining an idea/story with images, graphics, audio, video and text …