I don’t know about you, but I’m never sure where to link to when I want people to know a bit more about me. Thankfully, I no longer have that problem. Why? I just link to my Google Profile!
There are blog posts I plan in advance and there are those that happen as a result of serendipity and need blogging straight away. This is very much one of the latter. :-p
Thanks to my Twitter network, an unusual presentation, and enthusiastic engagement with the interview panel, I was successful in my application for a ‘Director of E-Learning’. This post looks at the five areas I outlined during that presentation.
This week we’re going to be looking at three tools. I’ve labelled them ‘microblogging’ tools, but that’s something of a misnomer as they’re all much more powerful than that. If you do actually just want something to quickly and easily get content onto the Internet, try Tumblr or Posterous. With that disclaimer out of the […]
I’m posting this just before my presentation and interview for a position as ‘Director of E-Learning’. In this post I set out my vision for raising achievement through the use of E-Learning strategies, ideas and resources.
Where do you get your lesson ideas from? Do you just follow the scheme of work? When you innovate what is the spark for your inspiration? Do you sometimes struggle to find time to discover resources and wish there was somewhere you could go to prevent you from doing the lesson planning equivalent of […]
I’m not a huge fan of spending money on software and digital services. There’s a couple of reasons for this. The first is that I’m an advocate of Open Source Software (see Open Source Schools, of which I’m part). As such, I believe that making software available free of charge – with the source code inspectable – makes for better software and communities built around the functionality the software provides. The second reason is that I tend to like to have something tangible as a result of any financial outlay.
After a suggestion received, quite fittingly, from another Twitter user, Tom Barrett is weaving his magic again. This time, after getting educators to collaborate on ways in which Interactive Whiteboards, Google Earth, Google Docs, and Pocket Video Cameras can be used in education he’s turned his (and his network’s) sights on Twitter.
I’m @dajbelshaw on Twitter. If you’re not following me then you’re missing out on links and conversation. Here’s my followers (so far!)
I’m on the train back from BETT 2009. I did my 5-minute slot on using Linux-powered netbooks as part of an Open Source Schools presentation this morning, the reason for my visit. In total, I only managed about 30 minutes ‘on the floor’ visiting stands. That suited me fine!