WEP 107: If I Were a Wizard, An Interview with Paul Hamilton

Paul is the Head of Learning Technologies (Primary) at Matthew Flinders Anglican College on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. He is a leader and innovator in the Edtech world, renowned for his work in AR, AI and iBeacon technology. Paul is a best selling Children’s Picture Book Author, App Developer and sought after Keynote Speaker. Paul is the Author of the best selling children’s book, “If I Were a Wizard…”

Paul has been featured in ‘The Age, ‘Sydney Morning Herald’​, ‘Canberra Times’​ as a leading pioneer in the edtech field. He is the visionary of the EduBeacons App – One of the first creators/users of iBeacon technology in the Educational field in the World. Paul is the creator of “Edtech Synchronicity”​, a reflection framework for integrating tech in education. He says, “Teaching is in my blood. Transforming education through innovation is at the heart of what I do. Helping others make a connection, is what I love.” He is also the author of ‘iPad Monthly.’ Paul is also a member of the Canva Education Advisory Board, Explain Everything Advisory Boar, and a Book Creator Ambassador, an Apple Distinguished Educator, 2013 Finalist, International EdTech Digest Awards Recognition Program honoring tools, trendsetters and leaders in the education and technology sector. The distinguished awards program recognizes outstanding solutions―and the best and brightest minds―in education and technology. 2013 Finalist – EduBlogs Life Time achievement award.

About Paul’s book, If I Were a Wizard: 


In a quiet corner of a distant forest, a young mouse dares to dream of what might be. While her fellow classmates aspire to become football players, architects and doctors, Hazel begins an adventure of a lifetime. With the power of magic, Hazel journeys through her day, helping friends and family, solving problems and making the world a better place.

If I Were A Wizard…

Introduces coding concepts through the imagination of a young mouse. From Repeats and Loops to Algorithms, If I Were A Wizard prompts discussions and helps build conceptual understanding of coding concepts.

Paul’s website: http://www.appsbypaulhamilton.com/
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If I were a Wizard by Paul Hamilton

Paul recommends the book Drive by Daniel Pink

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