Image CC BY darkpatator @ Flickr I was delighted to welcome my mother home from her three-and-a-half week visit to the UAE at the weekend. We got talking about what she’d been up to and she mentioned that she’d spent a lot of time reading books. In fact, she said, it was refreshing not to […]
Image BY-NC ms4jah @ Flickr As with many things I write about on this blog, three things have come together recently to make me think about an issue in more detail. Briefly, these are: Discovering Courtenay Bird’s blog (via @Stammy) where she posts links to interesting and useful infographics. Reading @mortenoddvik‘s blog mortempo – and […]
People come from far and wide to read this blog: Source: Clustrmap At my previous blog (teaching.mrbelshaw.co.uk – back online soon!) I used to reflect monthly on blog visitors and subscribers via RSS or email. In a relentless drive to improve vistors’ experience when visiting the blog I’d analyze which browsers were being used, their […]
I’m delighted to announce on behalf of EdTechRoundUp that we’ll be having a (completely online) ‘TeachMeet’ on Sunday 6th December 2009. It’s called TeachMeet ETRU edition 09 and will hopefully be the first of many! If you’re not too sure what a TeachMeet is, watch the excellent explanatory video by the BrainPOP team below: Please […]
Last week I attended the Scottish Learning Festival. I was there for two reasons: an official reason (for which the Academy kindly paid my expenses) and an unofficial one. The latter I’ve already blogged about in the form of My Google Apps Education Edition ‘nano presentation’ at TeachMeetSLF09 but the former has taken a little […]
Poets talk of a ‘muses’ and people talk of inspiration ‘just coming’ to them. Me, I’m a believer that connections come when you completely immerse yourself in something. About an hour ago I had a breakthrough with my thesis, the tentative title of which is What does it mean to be ‘digitally literate’? A Pragmatic investigation.
I didn’t realise it was ‘Leadership Day’ until this evening. This blog post simply links to a collection of blog posts with the #leadershipday09 hashtag and lists my top 5 posts on Leadership!
Over the past week I’ve been working on policies and documents relating to E-Learning and electronic resources at the Academy. This post contains links to the ongoing drafts available through published Googls Docs.
There’s a lot of hyperbole and false promises in the world of productivity and business. To my mind, productivity boils down to these three straightforward elements…
I’m off for a meeting tomorrow at my new school – the Northumberland Church of England Academy. The focus is on ‘Devices and Learning Spaces’, hence this post as a summary of my research!