My Driving Force

A decade ago, my eldest son was unknown to my husband and I. To think that this year he will turn 10 is epic and empowering. We now have two and they are my pacer’s. They drive me to push beyond what I thought was possible.

My why is now two-fold:

  1. To show them that they can do what ever they set their mind to
  2. To ensure that my work supports them, and others, to be safe and grow up to be aware, strong, creative, collaborative and happy individuals

This is where my website comes in. There will be many elements to this website across the year which will be built and developed.

Firstly, I will be finding educators to support and share their work and ideas with others, collaboration in education is a big way we can support to reduce teacher workload!

Secondly, I will be blogging about the set up of a 1:1 device scheme, being developed in a school which is already set up. Sharing ideas and elements which have made positive impact on the whole school (Nursery-Year 13/ K-12). From recent blogs and articles I have read it saddens me that people do not feel technology is a helping hand in education. However I do agree that we should not just put it there and expect it to work, it takes time, dedication and support for all stakeholders to make it meaningful and not just a gimick.

Thirdly, I will be promoting the Global goals, I want educators from around the world to share their communities global goals in a short 1-2 minute video. These videos can then be shared with schools around the world to give real world scenarios when students are working on projects to support the development of innovation across the globe.

Finally, I will be sharing Digital Safeguarding support, with the help of experts, I will be developing a range of resources which can help educators to positively embed Digital Safeguarding across schools, sharing the message, in this digitally savvy world, we are all responsible for keeping our young people aware and safe online, as well as in real life.

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Philippa Wraithmell

Educator K-12, Co-founder if Wii_Edu, BETT MEA Advisory Board Member, Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Professional Learning Specialist. Education Technology Specialist. Working in the UAE.

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