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Arthur Preston
Works at Elkanah House School
Lives in Sunningdale, Western Cape, South Africa
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Coding: a 21st century literacy
Raspberry Pi is a small, cheap computer children can use to learn coding. Coding is 'the new literacy of the 21st Century', said Camille Agon, SA pro..
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Get your FREE user guide for the new Google Classroom iPad App! Google just released an Android & iOS app for Google Classroom. It's not full featured (yet) so it's important that teachers and students understand exactly what...
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Worth bookmarking...
 
Even MORE Google Chrome Apps and Extensions for Teachers and Students! Check it out...over 60 and still growing!

http://www.shakeuplearning.com/blog/fantastic-google-chrome-apps-and-extensions-for-teachers-and-students

Pin it for later: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/132082201548107069/
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February 6, 2015. I just learned through an email from Justin Chando about this interesting update to Chalkup. The folks in Chalkup have finally made the move to Google Drive and created a seamless integration of Chalkup with Google Drive. Chalkup is a great web tool that allows teachers to ...
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A South African high school teacher's experiment with teaching gender separated classes.
The following interview details the experiences of a South African teacher involved in an experimental programme in which boys and girls where split into separate classes in their English period. M...
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Great tips for teachers starting their Google journey #googleedu #googleet #iteach 
Google Apps for Education is powerful and game-changing, but there are some features hiding in the dark that can unlock new possibilities. Here are 10 ideas.
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Get your FREE user guide for the new Google Classroom iPad App! Google just released an Android & iOS app for Google Classroom. It's not full featured (yet) so it's important that teachers and students understand exactly what...
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GEG Cape Town-West Coast  - 
 
February 6, 2015. I just learned through an email from Justin Chando about this interesting update to Chalkup. The folks in Chalkup have finally made the move to Google Drive and created a seamless integration of Chalkup with Google Drive. Chalkup is a great web tool that allows teachers to ...
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Have to ask, doesn't classroom make this null and void?
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Using GAFE with your iPad - it works!
There are now tons of apps for iOS devices that integrate well with Google, and Google has release several official apps for the iPad. There is hope, Obi Wan, Google and Apple can play nice! The infographic embedded below details the most useful Google a
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Work
Occupation
Headmaster, Speaker, Consultant
Employment
  • Elkanah House School
    Principal, 2012 - present
  • Lanner House School
    Headmaster, 2008 - 2011
  • Willow Creek Association
    National Co-ordinator : Promiseland Children's Ministry, 2000 - 2007
  • Bryanston Methodist Church
    Children's Ministry Director, 1997 - 2007
  • Sun Valley Primary
    Teacher, 1995 - 1996
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Husband, father, headmaster, edtech junkie - teacher, trainer, equipper. Co-founder of EdTechConf. Founder and moderator of #edchatsa (tweetchat community for South African educators)
Introduction

Arthur is currently the headmaster of a growing independent school in Worcester, in the Western Cape province of South Africa. His approach to primary education is progressive and is leading the school through an era of new development and change.

He is passionate about the use of technology and social media in schools. He believes that budget should not constrain teachers and schools in the development of teaching, leadership and marketing strategies. Through EdTechConf, a collaborative partnership, Arthur is actively engaged in bringing new ideas and strategies to schools in the field of educational technology and social media through speaking at seminars and workshops.

From 1998-2007 he served as the director of children’s ministries at Bryanston Methodist Church in Johannesburg leading the ministry from 80 children in attendance to over 800. It was during this time that he developed, in conjunction with the Willow Creek Association of Southern Africa, a network of professional children’s ministry leaders across South Africa. As part of this team he traveled regularly to Chicago in the United States for leadership development and training at the Willow Creek Community Church.

It was also during this time that Arthur traveled extensively around South Africa speaking in cities and small towns. He became a sought-after speaker for conferences, workshops and seminars on issues of children’s ministry, leadership development, change management and personal growth. This was both in the non-profit and commercial sectors. He was a track leader in the South African Christian Leadership Assembly gathering in 2003 in the field of Family and Children’s Ministry. It was also during this year that he was invited to address the Kids Treff conference in Zurich, Switzerland.

Prior to his move to Johannesburg, Arthur taught at Sun Valley Primary. It was here that his innovative approach to primary education began to be formed.

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Currently
Sunningdale, Western Cape, South Africa
Previously
Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa - Bryanston, Gauteng, South Africa - Kirstenhof, Western Cape, South Africa