This week I’ve been:
- Hanging out with my wife and children a bit more as it’s half-term for them.
- Sending out Thought Shrapnel, my weekly newsletter loosely structured around education, technology, and productivity. Issue #247 was entitled ‘Cloudy with a chance of co-ops’.
- Discussing a potential addition to my Toronto/Calgary stops in Canada in a couple of months’ time.
- Drafting an article for DML Central. It got plenty of attention, including comments from Mimi Ito. It’s looking like I’ll need to re-draft / refocus it.
- Recording and releasing Episode 76 of the Today In Digital Education (TIDE) podcast with my co-host, Dai Barnes. This episode was entitled ‘Educational Solutionism’ and we discussed ‘evidence-based’ educational policy, side-effects of intervention, worldviews, platform co-operativism, and whether parenting makes a difference.
- Presenting to an edtech company on blockchain technologies. You can check out the slides I used here.
- Spending Thursday to Saturday in East Lothian, Scotland on a short break with my family. Our youngest has recently learned to cycle with confidence, and our eldest got a mountain bike for his birthday, so we spent enjoyable hours getting very muddy on a circular route! While we were there we also visited Hailes Castle, which brought out my inner History teacher…
- Cultural change within large organisations is hard (Discours.es, 25th February 2017)
- Injustice and catastrophe (Discours.es, 22nd February 2017)
- Protecting my websites from hackers (Discours.es, 18th February 2017)
Next week I’m in Rome working with an international school, then I’m working from home on a book proposal, presenting (virtually) to an Australian Higher Ed conference, preparing for a thinkathon in Dublin, and meeting various people for potential upcoming work.
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