I wasn’t very well at the start of the week – just a bug but it made me feel awful. I took a couple of days off work.
With my parents away on holiday and Hannah at work I’d booked Wednesday off to look after Ben. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to go camping, just us two, for the first time.
Ben was really well-behaved, but the rain was absolutely torrential on Tuesday night! I thought he’d slept reasonably well, but he asked to go to bed when we got home and slept for another 3 hours…
I’ve got some important stuff coming up:
- Tomorrow it’s my first ever running race – the BUPA Great North 10k in Sunderland. I’m aiming to do it in under 50 minutes. I’m running for UNICEF.
- Next Friday it’s the JISC OER International Symposium in London. I’ll be demoing the OER infoKit.
- On Thursday 29th July it’s Google Teacher Academy (#GTAUK) in London. I’m a Lead Learner running the sessions on Google Earth. I’ve started putting together a wiki and ebook to accompany my session which will be of use to more than just those attending. You can access it (and help build it!) at http://sites.google.com/site/gtaukge.
I’m continuing the JISC Mobile & Wireless Technologies review I started last month, having some really interesting conversations with some extremely innovative people. There’s so much to learn and synthesize!
My thesis is starting to slightly concern me. Although I’ve announced that I’m no longer blogging here every day I’ve got so much left to do. The trouble isn’t the writing of the thing, it’s the keeping up with such a fast-moving field! I undertook my Ed.D. mainly because I love researching but I have to say I’ll be glad when it’s all over.
An idea went through my head earlier this week about a short, free ebook that would serve as a productivity kickstarter. I couldn’t stop thinking about what to include, how to format it, etc. so ended up spending a few hours writing #onfire: ignite your productivity. Do let me know what you think!