I woke up the other morning morning to a bit of serendipity in my RSS reader that cheered me up.
First I read Alan’s great post Don’t Be a Platform Pawn. Next up was Marco Arment Linking and quoting Waffle on Social Media which quoted in turn Community Services which pointed to What’s a Twitter Timeline?…
Over on week 1 of P2PU Why Open? course the question is:
What do you think “openness” is? Focusing on your own field or context (if you wish), describe what it means to do work openly, or to make one’s activity or artifacts open.
The Whole Gang, 50 Days old by Dean Searle Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License
There is some background to this project in a previous post: Glow Blogs Summer 2014.
Before the migration of the glow portal Education Scotland suggested that schools did some pruning and tidying of their glow groups to make migration easier (less data) and so that users had less to sort through and sort out on the other end.…
Every conference I’ve attended in the last year and a half has offered a session on Makerspaces. For the uninitiated, Makerspaces are places were community members can plan and create projects. Many of these spaces have an engineering design focus where participants can use tools to build creations.…
Chain black&white by yostD7000
A few things from my Pinboard bookmarks from the last week.
It is hard to believe it is only a bit over a week since the first Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria Annual Conference. It was a two day conference focussing on using digital tools for teaching and learning and innovation in our classrooms, which is the core focus of DLTV, the newly formed subject association.…
There have been a few posts (blog & twitter) lately mentioning that teaching can be hard, mine included. It seemed a good time to re-acknowledge that it can be hard for our families too. When we put in long hours preparing, marking, reading inspirational blog posts and articles, searching for and creating resources, they sometimes miss out.…
As an introduction to Yr 7 students thinking about data they created an All About Me video (inspired by Dan Meyer’s Annual Report) including data about themselves.
Some used Keynote, some iMovie and others VideoScribe or Haiku Deck.
They thought about data, they did some basic arithmetic and they learned more about how to use some of their presentation apps.…