Teachers and school admins love how easy it is to use Google and Google Classroom to achieve outstanding educational outcomes, especially when used on Chromebooks. But any device, when connected to the internet, can tempt students to wander off task into areas that are inappropriate for learning.
The world is still reeling from the terror attacks at Christchurch last week. Needless to say, the horror is felt even more keenly by those of us who live here in New Zealand - and perhaps most of all by those of us who live here with our children.
There's no getting away from it, social media is social currency for young people, with many of them gaining their sense of 'belonging' through a connection to online communities. While Instagram and Snapchat are the most popular social media platforms among young people, cross-platform game Fortnite offers a new type of online community that we'll be seeing a lot more of.