EDTECH 4 BEGINNERS

A website featuring top educational technology ideas for the classroom. Neil Jarrett, the author, is a year 6 teacher and maths coordinator at an international school in Bangkok, Thailand. He is originally from London, UK and was recently awarded a Master of Education with Distinction.

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Posts by EDTECH 4 BEGINNERS

7 Great Ways to Use Google for Education

In this computerized era, Google is the most commonly used tool in everyday life; from starting a day with Google News to saying good night […]

What is STEM and what is STEAM?

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. Image courtesy of idp.com Why are they important? […]

The Importance of Online Personal Learning Networks.

Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) are the groups of people around us that help us develop skills and knowledge. They can be: Work colleagues. Teachers in […]

Interview with Steve Wheeler

I was recently interviewed by one of my university lecturers, Steve Wheeler.  Whilst completing my degree, he was very inspirational, giving me invaluable advice about […]

The role of technology in the PYP

This post will outline the aims of the PYP (the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate) and the role that technology plays in helping […]

Teaching Abroad: Unforgettable Cultural Experiences

I teach at an international school in Bangkok, Thailand.  Read the article I wrote for the TES about my day-to-day life here. One of the […]

5 Useful Accelerated Learning Techniques.

Learning something new can be both exciting and excruciating. The excitement with which we begin something dwindles over a period of time, making the task […]

Learn to program games using Python on a Raspberry Pi with Code Angel.

Launched yesterday on Kickstarter, Code Angel is a completely new way to learn to code. Code Angel comes on a Raspberry Pi computer and teaches […]

Article For The International Teacher Magazine: Wai Khru – Respect The Teacher Day In Thailand

I recently wrote for the International Teacher Magazine.  The article was about the ethos of respect for teachers which is prominent in Thai culture.  In […]

10 Great Websites For Creating Graphs and Charts

Graphing is an important skill for children to learn.  It is imperative that they can graph by hand.  But when it is not the main […]

What is growth mindset?

Growth mindset is an idea, put forward by Carol Dweck (a psychologist from Stanford University).  After a vast amount of research, she found that learners either have […]

What is an EdCamp?

Edcamps are organic, participant-driven professional learning experiences for educators across the country and worldwide! I recently attended one in Bangkok.  It was an excellent experience […]

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