Chris Prettejohn

Chris Prettejohn

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I’m Head of Secondary at St.Hilda's College in Buenos Aires, Argentina

I have lots of interests including windsurfing, camper vanning, web design, playing and watching football (knees a bit creaky now) and wasting too much time on the internet.

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Bad news for Geography Teachers!



One of my reasons for ensuring my students are focused on their map reading skills are that they’ll need to be prepared to use their AA Road Map when navigating in the car.  It seems that this argument is getting less and less relevant. I have to admit I really enjoy using the Sat Nav facility of my phone. I’ve just started to use Waze which is crowd sourced and great for analysing where the delays are. It has also reduced the pressure on marital issues that sometimes occur during those fraught moments around roundabouts!

Sat-navs and mobile apps ‘threaten map reading skills’ –


Cricket in Argentina…


Cricket in Argentina normally involves a compromise with football as you can see. Beautiful Autumnal day at the Hurlingham Club.

China’s Nail Houses


China Nail Houses

This is a wonderful collection of images from China about people who have stood in the way of development.  What’s quite enlightening is that it clearly shows that there is no such thing as compulsory purchase in China and the individual does have the right not to have their house bulldozed.  Real life examples for the film UP.

Easter lamb in Argentina


Easter Lamb – Argentina

Open fire. 4 hours slow cook, brushed with a Rosemary. Washed down with a glass of Malbec. Doesn’t get better than this!?  Love Argentina!

Misprint or Bad spelling..

Love the spelling ?

Best Google School Management System

We’re looking at both Engrade and ThinkWave as potential School Information Systems to work alongside Google Classroom. Does anyone use these systems or have any other recommendations? Many thanks and Happy New Year! ?

Great video on learning to learn which is what students would be aware of as well…

Great video on learning to learn which is what students would be aware of as well as parents?

Using #googleglasses  for the first time

Using #googleglasses  for the first time.  Great for capturing special unscripted moments #throughglass  Wore them to our schools founders day yesterday and I felt like the Pied Piper of Hamlin with a troop of children and adults desperate to have a go.  Not sure I can wear them out on the street yet as they’re highly stealable?

Can’t see this working on the streets of Buenos Aires soon


Don’t think taxi drivers are going to be too happy about it. Still want one though. Thank you Google!

A First Drive:

Chromebooks – A great solution for schools

When tech stops getting in the way, learning happens ?

Why Chromebooks
The thinking behind Australia’s first large scale roll out of Chromebooks in Education.

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