Category Archives: Tom’s Work

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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Edumate Confab – October 19

Welcome! It’s a pleasure to be part of the inaugural Edumate Confab to be held 19 October at Pymble Ladies’ College.  Our Hobsons Edumate team have been working hard to make this day as useful as possible for our schools. … Continue reading

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Back to Adelaide!

I’m really looking forward to joining in at the EdTechSA conference coming up on 15-16 July. Warm-up Poll – Gathering Data Session 1 (9:45) – Next Era Ed Readiness Check I’ve got a workshop page with a checklist and resources. This … Continue reading

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My Professional Journey circa 2015

Overview My goal has long been to help educators and schools nurture meaningful student achievement.  Often this includes a conceptual shift from teacher-delivered lessons to student-driven learning.  I’ve spent decades working on this problem and would like to use this post to … Continue reading

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Exploring Leadership

1. The Characteristics of Leaders Last week students at CCF6 brainstormed the characteristics that they thought good leaders demonstrate. Here is a list showing the terms used as nouns and adjectives with their syntactical context.  Use this page to help … Continue reading

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Some Crazy Cliff

New Resource Site Launched When I left the classroom in 1995 for a fellowship to develop things like WebQuests and Filamentality, one of the first projects I thought I’d work on was a comprehensive Web-based resource for The Catcher in … Continue reading

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A Day with Stella Maris

 Welcome! Today is a full day of professional learning with the whole staff of Stella Maris College.  As the starting point for everything, we’ll see what people see as the Challenges they face. Agenda Here’s a list of the main points we’ll … Continue reading

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Working with Northside Christian College

 Hello! Now that I’m back from the US, I look forward to working with staff at Northside Christian College for 2 days of professional learning. Agenda Here’s an evolving list of the main points we’ll focus on for the two days: … Continue reading

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Tom 2.0

So begins a new chapter. Yesterday, on the 13th aniversary of my wife’s passing away, our youngest son joined the Australian Army, embarking on two long blocks of intensive military training. Our eldest son is in year 2 at UNSW … Continue reading

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