Author Archives: Robert Appino


TPACK is all about the sweet spot where Technology, Pedagogy and Content Knowledge converge. The SAMR model provides a lenses for enhancing and transforming learning using technology. I really like using these together when discussing, teaching, coaching or writing about using … Continue reading

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BEYOND the diploma

Students spend a significant amount of time in schools. What can they expect to walk away with. This is a small break of some of the highlights. What do students receive BEYOND the diploma? Students will develop Academic Excellence, Sense of Self, … Continue reading

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Superheros and Gamification

A few days ago, I read about a new gamified fitness app called Superhero Workout where you essentially workout, battle off aliens and save the world! After only completing the tutorial and one mission my thoughts are: this is immersive includes an … Continue reading

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Connecting Today

At Learning 2 this year I was asked to be a Learn2Leader. This was an experience that I will comment on further in my next reflective Learning 2 post. One of the opportunities, I had was to give a Learn2Talk … Continue reading

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Remixing Through Digital Storytelling

This unit started with the story Inanimate Alice. It is an immersive digital story that redefines how students read stories. Here is my UbD unit: Remixing Interactive Stories through Programming  What were your goals for your lesson/project (Standards)? My goals for … Continue reading

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Game-Based Learning TTT

Here are the slides from my session today and the link to the backchannel. Also, here are is the workshop feedback form (  

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Vietnam Tech Conference 2013

Here are my workshops for the first annual Vietnam Tech Conference here at Saigon South International School. Game based learning, the world and minecraft from Robert Appino Speak up! transforming classroom discussions march 2013 from Robert Appino This conference was a … Continue reading

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My Day Through Apps

Here is my presentation on My Day Through Apps for Pecha Kucha Vol. 2 HCMC, Vietnam. I explore how I’m able to multitask, stay updated and organized and also how I relax thanks to my smart phone. I hope you … Continue reading

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Speak Up @ 21CLHK

Thanks for your thinking and participation in my workshop Speak Up! Transforming Classroom Discussions presented at 21st Century Learning Hong Kong 2013. Here is the slideshare of  the presentation and the link to download my full writing called Discussions in … Continue reading

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Learning and Games

Playing games has been something I’ve always enjoyed. As kid I spent countless hours playing Zelda, Metroid, Wrath of the Black Manta and Techmo Superbowl (I still play this when I get together with my brother) learning the secrets and … Continue reading

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