Matthew is a Computer Applications Technology teacher at an independent school in South Africa. He has been teaching for 16 years and is actively involved with technology development in the classroom and teaching. His role at school also encompasses the professional ICT development of teaching staff.
Heis a recognisedMicrosoft Innovative Educator Expert since 2016. In 2015, he won the Tech Teacher of Year inthe ISPA SuperTeacher competition and was a finalist in the 2018 competition.
Starting a collaborative blog (in 2013) and a corresponding Facebook group where teachers could connect and share materials, he saw the teaching community of C.A.T. teachers grow to over 1000 teachers across South Africa using the site and the group for support, community and collaboration.
Matthew is presently studying forhisMaster’s in Education (ICT in Education) at the University of Johannesburg and is a published author with his first reference book for students entitled: "The Digital Classroom Resource"
Matthew has been aSenior marker for Grade 12 C.A.T. NSC Practical and Theory exams for the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) in South Africa for the last 6 years.