I've fielded a lot of questions recently, during panels discussions and presentations about technology supported learning. Over the next few posts, I want to elaborate on some of these. Here's the first:

What factors determine innovative teaching, with or without technology? 

This is not too a difficult question to address, because innovative teaching is good whether or not technology is used. A bad teacher does not suddenly become a good teacher just because technology is included into the mix. Nor does a good teacher need to always use technology to maintain their effectiveness.

We enjoyed a great first #EDENchat of the season during the EDEN Research Workshop when my colleague Antonella Poce hosted the Twitter session last week. It's an amazing thing to be able to chat with people across the globe about issues and challenges that affect us all as teachers in the digital age.

The archive of that chat can be found here on Storify along with 25 other previous chats.

World Teachers Day is the day we celebrate those dedicated professionals who spend their time inspiring children and shaping future generations. Frankly, we should celebrate our teachers every day. Every time you read or write, remember how you learnt and who helped you.

I qualified as a teacher back in 1990, and realise now that it is the best profession I could possibly have entered. Teachers make the difference. We all remember teachers from our formative years.

The popular social media company Snapchat (soon to be renamed simply 'Snap') has released news of a product which might just revolutionise the wearable technology industry. Snapchat's Spectacles are stylish sunglasses that have a built in camera that is capable of recording and sharing to the web up to 10 seconds of video from the wearer's eye level perspective.

These images show what we got up to with our first year education students on their first full afternoon of specialist study in computing and ICT.

In small groups they were asked to design and construct a Lego robot, and then program it to race around a circuit, with a prize for the winners! This is not as easy as it sounds. There are a myriad of problems to solve.

A few years ago I presented a keynote for the Reform Symposium. Now, for those who are unfamiliar with the Reform Symposium, let me explain: It's a 72 hour live web based symposium that follows the sun.

Participants can join in and leave at any time, as the rolling programme of keynotes, discussions, panels and seminars/workshops plays out in real time on screen. It has been called PD in your PJs, because many participants watch from their beds in the late evenings or small hours.

Graham Attwell over at Pontydysgu (Bridge to Learning) has challenged me to take five pictures that depict my working space as a learning space. For me, my working space has always been my learning space (well, ever since I became involved in education anyway). This is because I consider myself to be a professional learner. I get paid to teach and research at Plymouth University, but this all comes about through my own personal learning.