Introduction Before entering the realm with JISC infoNet, I really didn’t understand why there were so many conferences in Further and Higher Education . Now I understand: The whole academic system is predicated upon papers, which need to be presented somewhere. Lots of (usually JISC-funded) projects have to disseminate their outputs. Some subject disciplines/specialisms can […]
I’ve learned many important things in my life, but 2 broad truisms in particular are pertinent to this post: The more confident and able a person is in a given area, the more they’re willing to share. People learn at least as much from the process as they do from the end result. So what’s […]
This time next week the first-ever Google Teacher Academy in the UK (#GTAUK) will be drawing to a close. I’m honoured to be one of the UK-based Lead Learners (along with Tom Barrett and Zoe Ross). I’ll be running the session on Google Earth, one of my favourite tools for learning and teaching. I’ve set […]
One of the really interesting things that’s coming out of research I’m doing at the moment is just how increasingly irrelevant secondary schools really to the lives of young people. There’s loads of great stuff going on in Primary schools. Really innovative, pedagogically-sound stuff. There’s also awesome things happening in Further and Higher Education. I […]
We’ve got some house martins underneath our eves. It’s that time of the year when eggs that have become chicks get that one chance to learn to fly. My son, Ben, visited his school this week. He starts nursery there in September. He’s full of enthusiasm and could have started at Easter but we didn’t […]
Offline this week I learned that running two 10k’s in a week doesn’t actually kill you, that ‘location-based task chunking’ aids productivity and that the Kindle rocks (although technically the latter can go online as well…) :-p
Offline this week I learned that sometimes you’ve got to just grab the bull by the horns and take the lead, that lemon curd has never stopped being insanely tasty, and that camping with a 3 year-old is actually quite fun!
Are we abdicating our responsibility when ‘student voice’ dictates what we do rather than how we do it? Isn’t it unreasonable to expect the majority of those who are not yet adults to make significant contributions to the world’s knowledge?
Happy Father’s Day, Dad! This week I learned to make my freakin’ mind up and stick to it, that there’s a lot to be said for not putting yourself in positions you know are going to be frustrating, and that you’re onto a losing battle when you try to reason with a 3-year old. :-p […]
This week I learned that not being contactable is actually quite nice sometimes, to always back up the contacts on my SIM card, and too much stuff to list here from ReWork: Change the Way You Work Forever. http://delicious.com/dajbelshaw/TILTW24 Tech. Confused/annoyed with Apple’s recent decisions (e.g. about Flash)? Aza Raskin’s recent post about the history […]