This week I’ve been:
- Travelling to/from London. This week I stayed over at the Clerk & Well. Expensive, and with less facilities than a serviced apartment – but finished to a very high standard.
- Kicking off an ICT Club at my kids’ school. They’re both ineligible as the school decided it’s Year 4 only! We did a cut-down version of the Hack the News activity, which went down well.
- Recording Episode 7 (‘Vote for TIDE’) of the Today In Digital Education podcast with Dai Barnes.
- Documenting a community alignment model on my wiki.
- Attending the London edu #tweetup. It was great to see Dawn Hallybone, Oliver Quinlan, Tony Parkin, et al.
- Failing the ‘Google Foundations’ part of Barclays’ (otherwise pretty good) Digital Driving License. Why I need to know the product manager of one of Google’s products is beyond me.
- Brainstorming ideas with Bryan Mathers.
- Catching up with Chalon Bridges, Director of Learning and Partnerships at DIY.org. My son’s been doing DIY Camps and I wanted to talk to her about Open Badges! I also spoke with Grainne Hamilton and Seb Schmoller about badges this week.
- Getting involved with an inaugural Open Badges strategy group meeting at City & Guilds. Great things will happen!
- Co-leading a webinar with Sven Laux and Bryan Mathers for Learning Futures.
Next week I’m in London Tuesday/Wednesday working from the C&G offices, running a webinar on digital literacies for Lund University in Sweden, and reviewing my first month as a consultant. I think I might start calling myself into the office again at the start of each month…
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