Category Archives: Tom’s Work

A Big Change for Tom

What a glorious new beginning! Back in 2014 I wrote a similar post at a time of transition. Today opens a new chapter in the unfolding story of how a high school English teacher from California morphs into a Web-based … Continue reading

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Latest “Look to Learns”

One of the more popular things I do is post “Look to Learn” activities. These are a combination of Thinking Routines with rich media.  The main idea of Thinking Routines is: … it’s not enough for students to learn “critical thinking … Continue reading

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Thesis Builder / ElectraGuide’s New Home

Interestingly, the most hit site I’ve created is something I made in 1995.  The Thesis Builder & Online Outliner is a simple javascript tool that helps novice writers create a reasonable persuasive thesis statement and matching outline. Unfortunately, I loaded … Continue reading

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Opening Presentation – Differentiation Conference

A prestigious group of educators are convening at the Intercontinental Hotel in Sydney’s CBD on the 16th and 17th of this month to share strategies for improving learning achievement through differentiation. I have the pleasure of presenting the opening presentation … Continue reading

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Integrating 5 Great Pedagogies

I recently did a Webinar on this topic.  Which is a bit absurd, really, because each deserves not only its own Webinar, but a full course to do justice to the ideas, models and research. But the point of the Webinar … Continue reading

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Horizon International Bilingual School – Vietnam

I’m really looking forward to a long-term relationship with the Horizon International Bilingual School in Vietnam.  On Monday, 1 August we will work together withe staff from both the Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh campuses. This Web page will provide links … Continue reading

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DigiCon16

It’s that time of year again so off to Swinburne Uni in Hawthorn for DLTV’s DigiCon.  I’ll be doing just one short session on Next Era Ed and particularly, stepping attendees through an inventory of what they are already doing … Continue reading

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School Library Conference WA

Links for the sessions: Sessions – Padlet for What Matters Most Sessions – NextEraEd_checklist Free Workshops – Ranking Your Interests Keynote – Your Dream of Student Success   I’m excited to be participating in the The School Library Conference (SLC) on 3-4 … Continue reading

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Free Workshops – Looking for Your Interests

I’m using this poll to gather input on a series of free workshops to be held in the eastern states of Australia. I will also create videos / webinars to share online for the 3 most popular, so vote away! … Continue reading

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My Memory Lane for Techies

Why this post? In my new role as Director of Innovation K12 at Hobsons APAC, I don’t get to keynote as much as I used to.  This is kind of a nice thing because it means that every time I … Continue reading

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