• Seesaw Ambassador Jul 15, 2017
    Today I became a Seesaw Ambassador! We’ve been using Seesaw (ePortfolio for students/teachers/family/whanau) for several years at school – just a couple of classes to start with and then this year we started the year with 6 classes and our total is rapidly expanding. My parents love being able to take a peak into our […]
  • CS4PS/PD aka Digital Technologies Jul 15, 2017
    What a privilege it has been to spend 5 days in Christchurch doing some fantastic learning. 35 – 40 teachers passionate about our students were the guests of the University of Christchurch Computer Science dept. NZ Ministry of Education has just released the draft of the new Digital Technologies curriculum. The result has been teachers […]
  • The woes of exercising Jan 17, 2017
    This year I have an aim to exercise more, eat better, and lose weight – not by being outrageous but by being sensible. But … Have you noticed that once you start exercising (walking for me) that you very quickly increase your stamina and recovery time so that it takes longer to get the type […]
  • Napp reflections Nov 11, 2016
    I’ve been on a leadership journey this year working alongside a bunch of fantastic teachers. The NAPP (National Aspiring Principals Programme) course has been challenging, exhausting, frustrating, enriching. Here is my leadership inquiry summary!
  • Teaching as Inquiry Jun 20, 2015
    TAI is a catch phrase for the collaborative and reflective ‘stuff’ that often happens in a ‘whole-listic’ way – naturally and orally – with lots of conversations between teachers happening at odd moments. Since any teaching strategy works differently in different contexts for different students, effective pedagogy requires that teachers inquire into the impact of […]
  • Thinking Digital Jul 1, 2014
    Last year Tara and I had the privilege of speaking at the Thinking Digital conference in Newcastle, UK. It was an amazing experience – only enhanced by the fact that Sugata Mitra was also speaking – immediately after us! Here’s the video: 25 Jo Fothergill V1 from Thinking Digital on Vimeo.  
  • Quote Jul 1, 2014
    Just came across this quote today from http://teachpaperless.blogspot.co.nz/2011/05/best-thing-about-chromebooks-its.html Thinking about it, the real importance of the Chromebook is not the vendor, it’s not the device, it’s the fact that it makes the prediction that the Web of the future is not just a place to go look for stuff, or even a place where we can share stuff […]
  • Beyond Narrow Standards – Part Four Oct 10, 2013
  • Episode 3 – Beyond Narrow Standards Oct 7, 2013
  • Minimally Invasive Assessment Oct 7, 2013
    And here’s where it all started – this is our EdTalk from Ulearn2012. Minimally invasive assessment from EDtalks on Vimeo.