Tag: Ben

Weeknote #15

This week I have been mostly…

Buying mobile broadband

I noticed that O2 are offering mobile broadband for £5/month. It’s only 500MB but the important thing is that you get unlimited access to BT Openzone wifi hotspots as well! A bit of a deal if you ask me. 🙂

Setting up a mobile blog

I wasn’t going to publicly-promote this until later, but Nick Dennis and I have set up a blog about mobile technologies in education over at http://mobilizingeducation.tumblr.com. The URL (and indeed the name of the blog) may change but we felt that there wasn’t enough that blended pedagogy and practice in this area.

Wondering about Ben’s next computer

We bought Ben an Apple eMac for his 3rd birthday in January. He loves using it, but as he’s progressed to more complex games and activities, it’s become a bit too much for the machine. In fact, one Flash-based video he tried to wach recently was reduced to a slideshow! I’m wondering whether his next ‘computer’ should in fact be a tablet of some description or whether, given that schools are likely to stay with traditional computers in the near future, that would put him at a disadvantage?

Playing with Google Apps

JISC infoNet is testing out Google Apps Education Edition on behalf of JISC Advance. It was super-easy to roll out given my past experience. It’s also refreshing to give access to people who ask higher-level questions (e.g. how to switch between Google accounts) than really basic ones. It reflects our team’s immersion in all things digital. 🙂

The saddest picture in the world…

Ben - ill…is that of your one-and-only child looking sorry for himself.

I’m off school today looking after Ben as Hannah’s probably got Ofsted next week (it’s been deferred from this week for several reasons).

All he wants to do is watch CBeebies – which, apparently, is inordinantly sexist! 😮

Ben can almost walk!

Ben walkingBenjamin Daniel Jonathan Belshaw is 361 days old today (i.e. it’s his 1st birthday on Tuesday). He can stand unaided for around 10 seconds and can walk by grabbing onto a finger. 🙂

He’s being dedicated (it’s a bit like being baptised) at our Evangelical church on Sunday. Hopefully he’ll be able to walk by his first birthday!

Click on the image to watch a short video taken today.

Ben in his bouncer (video)

Ben in bouncer Ben in bouncer 2

(click on images to play videos)

People (especially family) keep asking for videos of Ben, so instead of clogging up email inboxes, here’s a short video of him on his new bouncer. £10 off eBay – bargain…

He hasn’t quite got the hang of yet but you can see his progress: the first video is from last week whereas the second is today. Being a Belshaw, he’s learning quickly! Read more →

More photos of Ben

Ben, asleep and cute!

I’ve added a few more pictures of Benjamin D.J. Belshaw to his Flickr photoset. I don’t want to overload everyone with photos, but he is very cute. Read more →

Flickr slideshow of Benjamin Daniel Jonathan Belshaw

I’m going to keep adding photos of Ben to the Flickr set I’ve set up in his honour. The following slideshow, therefore, will keep updating itself with anything in that set…

Click here or ‘read on’ below for the slideshow! Read more →

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