This is my first blog post, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to introduce myself and the reason I have started this website.
I am a full time high school teacher in Australia, specialising in Physical and Health Education and teaching English as a Second Language (ESL).
While I am still passionate about sport and fitness, I have also always been interested in computers and technology. I really believe that the internet and technology in general will revolutionise education over the coming years. There are already some really cool web2.0 tools which teachers can use to engage students and make lessons not only more interesting, but more creative and interactive. The fact that many new mobile phones are more powerful than most desktop pc’s 10 years ago, shows how quickly things are progressing.
I have taken a few courses in Digital Media and Web Design and I enjoy reading about and playing around with any forms of new technology. I feel confident with most Adobe products and I’m excited by what the NSW DET calls “the digital education revolution” (giving a notebook to students from years 9 to 12 with a laptop filled with “industry standard” software).
The term Edjudo comes from combining education with judo. As a PE teacher, I use this term loosely to describe ideas about education and technology being thrown around on this website. My aim is to review web2.0 tools, software and other products, discuss news and ideas via this blog and provide tutorials which will hopefully benefit others. At the same time this web site allows me to improve my digital media skills, as the best way to learn is usually by doing. It’s a win-win as I see it.
The whole purpose of web2.0 is for the internet to be more interactive, so please feel free to leave a message or contact me via email.