Will Fastiggi

Will Fastiggi

Originally from England, Will is an Upper Primary Coordinator now living in Brazil. He is passionate about making the most of technology to enrich the education of students.

An Introduction to Digital Storytelling

Digital Storytelling

According to Riessman (2008, pp. 12), narrative is the basic human way of making sense of the world because we all lead ‘storied lives’.  This has been true throughout history and across cultures.  Technology, therefore, can certainly add an interesting…

Creating a Scratch Project from Scratch!


In her book, Teaching as a Design Science, Diana Laurillard (2012, pp. 2) states that ‘too often technologies are key drivers of education, though their development is rarely driven by education’.  And that’s one of the reasons I like Scratch…

A fun way to start learning about spreadsheets


[accordion] [item title=”Designing a Theme Park Using Spreadsheets”] [embeddoc url=”https://technologyforlearners.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Theme-Park-Template_Building-Materials-Costs-Analysis-.xlsx”] [embeddoc url=”https://technologyforlearners.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/CostofBuildingMaterialsforThemePark.docx”] [/item] [/accordion] Spreadsheets are an important part of any ICT curriculum.  They can, however, be quite a dull topic for students – unless they’re introduced creatively.  One of…

Stick it Where it Counts!


I have written before about assessment of learning, which is carried out for the purpose of grading and reporting.  Research, however, has shown that one of the most powerful ways of improving learning and raising standards is through the use…

Adobe Voice

Last week I was asked by a teaching colleague to put together a presentation for her class about NGOs, as I’d volunteered for one some years ago in Guatemala.  Instead of the usual PowerPoint or Prezi, I decided to make…

The SAMR Model

Dr. Ruben Puentedura has developed what he calls the SAMR model, which provides a framework to show the impact of technology on teaching and learning.  The model moves through various stages, beginning at a basic level of learning in the…

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