Matt Ives

Learning Technology Coach in Suzhou, China

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Currently: Elementary Learning Technology Coach at Suzhou Singapore International School, China.

Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation). Google for Education Certified Innovator. Book Creator Ambassador. Apple Teacher. Common Sense Educator.

Previously: Year 3 – 6 teacher, and Head of IT at Amesbury School, Wellington, New Zealand

Teaching runs in my family, on both sides, back four generations. It’s in my blood. I believe that teaching and learning must meet the needs of students now, and be future-focused in preparation for an ever-changing world. I believe educators need to be agile thinkers, deep learners, and flexible practitioners able to work innovatively and creatively. I believe learning needs to be infused with digital technology - not because it is shiny and new, but because technology can enable authentic, engaging learning experiences. I believe every student needs a supportive, deeply knowledgeable teacher who cares, challenges, and has high expectations. I believe in an education which activates critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and collaboration. I believe in an education which is student centered, develops student agency, and connects students with the wider world.

Design Thinking | Games-based Learning | Digital Citizenship | Spaces for Learning | Digital Literature | Genius Hour | Student Blogging | Coding | Lego | MinecraftEDU | Movie Making | Visual Literacy | Apple | Google | Sound & lighting | Evernote | iPads

  • Education
    • Victoria University of Wellington
    • Charles Sturt University