Open Thinkering


Things I Learned This Week – #35

Offline this week I learned how dead the world of Higher education is over the summer, that there was a reason I was heavily discouraged to take GCSE Art, and that trying to run after a takeaway curry the night before is a non-starter… :-p



  • The lastest ‘Lifehacker Pack’ is for Android. Lots of top-quality recommended apps for your delectation!
  • Need to run Windows, Mac and Linux side-by-side without problems? Here’s how.

Productivity & Inspiration


Education & Academic

  • Lots of useful links to Augmented Reality in education here!
  • Privileging quantitative data over qualitative data in education is dangerous. Here’s why.
  • Interesting post by Will Richardson in which he asks, “What % of teacher ed programs prepare teachers NOT to be the focal point of the classroom?” Erm, none?
  • You can now export to ePub format in Pages. Awesome.
  • Woop woop! There’s now some formal guidance on citing non-paginated books (such as those on the Amazon Kindle).

Data, Design & Infographics






Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working. (Pablo Picasso)

Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. (Samuel Beckett)

The work habit that underlies virtually all writing problems is the tendency to write and edit simultaneously. (Henriette Anne Klaus)

He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

More men have become great through practice than by nature. (Democritus)

Main image CC BY-NC Thomas Hawk

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