Higher education certification – senior year at school including the pressure cooker situation of year 12 and the end of year exams, waiting to see your final results of schooling and then the waiting scenario for which universities might (or might not) offer you from your choices that you originally made over 3 months ago (although these could be altered in the meantime). Is there any wonder questions need to be raised about this process and the validity of it in our world of technology and connectedness?
I have begun reflecting upon the books that I have been reading and this book is a great inspiration to my teaching practices; “The Google Story” by David A. Vise. You can read my reflections about this book here.
I have proven when education embraces some of the lessons learnt by Brin and Page into the life lessons being taught across the world that there is greater success and innovation. Every teacher can start this by simply asking the students about their creative ideas and providing the Google innovation “20% time” to develop and incubate these ideas.
This year I have signed Ocean View College up to participate in the Hour of Code. I have put together this presentation with the support of some University of Adelaide resources. If you would like to use them please do so with acknowledgement of the authors.