May 8, 2017

Irresistible: Why We Can’t Stop Checking, Scrolling, Clicking and Watching is the latest New York Times bestselling book by Australian born New York based Adam Alter.

In this article from The Australian last month Alter discusses Steve Jobs not using technology with his kids and not allowing it in his home. He then goes on to talk about the Waldorf School of the Peninsula which "doesn’t allow iPhones, iPads, computers, etc. And 75 pe...

February 6, 2017

In this Grattan Institute report released today Engaging students: creating classrooms that improve learning.

The report states that, "Learning, not silence, must be the end goal.

The teacher’s ambition should not necessarily be a quiet classroom, but a genuinely productive class.

The broader aims are to help students feel comfortable, be confident in their own abilities, be willing to participate and make mistakes, and be keen to challenge them...

October 19, 2016

By now many of you tech savvy people have probably already tried this app.

This app isn't perfect but it can certainly help us reduce the time we spend on our phones and more time being in the 'moment' each day.

There are loads of functions to assist you getting offline and understand just how much time you or your kids are spending online.

If you don't already have this app you can download it here.

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On what he does

I'm a founder of a technology company that we started in early 2009. After several years of building up the business in the United States (New York), we hired professionals to run each function I was running (head of finance, sales, business development, etc) and I moved to London.

Today I am in charge of all of our International business operations (my title is Senior Vice President, International). That essentially means that I l...

If you haven't seen the Netflix series Master of None. You should. Asiz Ansari and Alan Yang who created this series and star in it appear to be Masters of Many Things. As is Chris Heyring. 

On what he does​

Throughout my schooling, university studies and lecturing careers I was never comfortable to be ‘pigeon holed’ and streamed into either science and engineering or into art, sculpture and 3D design disciplines, which (as Leonardo himself knew), s...

March 26, 2016

Definitely something worth thinking about as a parent. Is the technology that my child is using at school actually helping my child learn?

See full article from The Australian  here 

Computers in class ‘a scandalous waste’: Sydney Grammar head

  • The Australian

  • 12:00AM March 26, 2016 NATASHA BITA

  • @natasha_bita

A top Australian school has banned laptops in class, warning that technology “distracts’’ from old-school quality teaching.

The he...

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