Matthew Flinders Anglican College Head of Learning and Technology (Primary) Paul Hamilton has been featured as an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) by global tech giant Apple.
Apple created the ADE in 1994 to shine a light on pioneers in the education sector worldwide who are using Apple technology to transform teaching and learning.
A select few educators across the globe have been featured on the Apple Worldwide site, and Paul’s story is recognised as unique amongst the Apple Educator Community.
A developer, keynote speaker and children’s book author, Paul is passionate about sharing innovative teaching using technology with teachers across the globe.
Paul has been teaching at Flinders – which is recognised as one of Australia’s leading independent co-educational College located on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland – for the past 10 years and has helped foster a passion for coding, multimedia, and animation in students in the Primary School as well as working closely with teachers in the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning.
He hones his own craft and skills by building apps, creating books on storytelling with digital technology, including his book about coding, “If I Were a Wizard”, and delivering YouTube videos on tips and tricks for using technology for learning.
Paul explains in his interview with Apple that pairing good pedagogy with digital technology is the key to success for teachers.
“It’s vital that we share creative activities and tasks, so we can all learn from each other and drive a real shift in how technology can be used in transformational and engaging ways in the classroom,” says Paul.
For teachers looking at integrating technology into their teaching, Paul’s advice is simple: “Start with what you love, then look at ways through technology to use that passion to enhance what you are already doing.”
Paul’s story can be found at Apple here: https://www.apple.com/education/apple-distinguished-educator/
Image credits: Apple.