Category: Uncategorized

Did Orwell smoke opium in Burma?

George Orwell spent five years working as a police officer during the 1920s before unexpectedly resigning to become a writer. There is compelling circumstantial evidence […] 

A Baker’s Dozen: Most Enjoyable Reads of 2017

Reviewing the books read or re-read in 2017, I chose the thirteen (sic) most satisfying reading experiences for the year. In other words, I reflected […] 

#TheirBrilliantCareers #review and my #reading in September

“Actually, most of my previous publications listed in ‘Their Brilliant Careers’ are made up! It’s all part of the joke. The only real one is […] 

Digging even deeper

The following article was originally published in the May 2017 edition of Family Tree Magazine.  Henry Carroll (1812-74) was largely a mystery when I wrote the original Digging Deeper article […] 

HSC English: Letter to NESA

Recently I received a letter from English educators concerned about the changes to the Higher School Certificate. Many readers of this blog are passionate English teachers […] 

Nine Lives #review and my #reading in January

“Along with poetry, travel writing is one of the oldest literary forms in the world.”                     […] 

My #reading December 2016

Why shouldn’t we separate children as young as seven or eight into two groups: those few children who are “gifted and talented” and the many, […] 

#BYOD and the @Adobe Creative Cloud #CreateEdu

Students and teachers at NSW State Schools have great opportunities to be creative with access to quality digital tools for free or greatly reduced prices. […] 

Citizen Science and Big History

National Geographic encourages student citizen scientists to participate in their Genographic Project, which employs cutting-edge genetic and computational technologies to analyse historical patterns in DNA […] 

Reflections on magic

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Arthur C Clarke’s third law of prediction came to mind while walking through wetlands near my home […] 

Random Posts

LOAD MORE
UA-6171563-2