commenced with some Professional Development courtesy of education.au on the Digital Revolution. Mark Pesce gave a great keynote that was uploaded to his blog that day. Joined a number of networking sites this week – all I already knew about but had not gotten around to joining – as a result, me.edu.au being one and twitter, digg and del.icio.us in quick succession. Also, finally sucuumbed to the emails about joining facebook – do I really have time?
The metaphor that resounded at the education.au seminar was that of Building Airplanes (scroll down), while they’re flying. The challenge is real and when I look at where my time is spent at work it is more on welfare and discipline issues then any other endeavour; often the entire day is devoted to dealing with unpleasant and anti-social activities.
Sent out a number of sites and ideas to staff at work. I really think DAILYLIT could be of great use with students. Some other ideas for the week: Alice, Scratch and Celtx, which has been installed on all our computers.
I’ve almost finished a unit – with help from Prue Greene – for the new HSC Prescriptions list on The Global Village, using Wikipedia as the prescribed text. YouTube, the iTunes software and OhmyNews feature as exemplar related materials. Pity I am unlikely to teach it for the next couple of years.