The End of Publishing As We Know It?

 [vodpod id=Video.3250505&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] more about “The Future of Publishing – created by…“, posted with vodpod    Hat tip to John Connell who posted this at his blog this week.

Collaborate and Prevail

I found this 4-minute video at Jane Hart’s site and recommend you watch it. It is advertising for the Internet Time Alliance but explores many of the most important concepts relating to social media, particularly networked economies. Note the reference to Darwin’s theories and that those who learn to collaborate most effectively, prevail. Social networks and social learning are […]

'How Has The Internet Changed The Way You Think?'

Here are the best answers you are likely to read, compiled by the Edge Foundation at their World Question Centre, to this important question.   The following passage, from Tim O’Reilly‘s musings on the question, Pattern Recognition, made me reflect about the challenges of staying ‘educated’ and being and ‘educator’ in our ever-shifting culture:   “It used to be the case that there was […]

Life-long learning in "twenty-ten"

I’ve decided to pronounce the year “twenty-ten”. Not sure what the popular wisdom on this matter will be but I suspect most will continue with the “two thousand and…” that we have been using for the first decade of the 21st century. “Twenty-ten” sounds like the never-arriving future is here – and I like that! It is a minor […]

Optimism & Resilience

Our last day of the 2009 school year was spent at Nan Tien Temple. I’ve just made the pilgrimage home after a most satisfying day and felt the need to write a blog post about this uplifting, professional experience. I’d highly recommend the temple as a venue for professional learning and (re)growth. The whole staff gathered […]

'The Era of Sharing'

I always enjoy listening to Mark Pesce and this talk was delivered to educators in Queensland. [vodpod id=Groupvideo.3806563&w=425&h=350&fv=] more about “The Era of Sharing“, posted with vodpod  

Screencast Tour of Twitter Lists

Thanks to Steve Wheeler for alerting me to this screencast. [vodpod id=Groupvideo.3788114&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] more about “Screencast Tour Of Twitter Lists“, posted with vodpod

'The Myth Of Digital Literacy'

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.3565217&w=425&h=350&fv=videoRefID%3DTAWSP_Int_20091001_779626_0_00] This really is a great overview of the issues that are commonly discussed re: literacy in the digital age. It is worth 40 minutes of your time to listen while working away on something else. Thanks to @etalbert who alerted me to this video of a panel discussion posted at Six Pixels of Separation.

Augmented Reality and 'Rainbows End'

The recent flurry of activity regarding Augmented Reality makes me reflect on how much I liked the ideas in Vernor Vinge’s sci-fi novel, Rainbows End (2006). The characters ‘wear’ the internet and can effectively be online constantly, with no visible apparatus attached to their bodies. ‘Wearing’ allows one to have a completely haptic experience. It is particularly amusing that Robert Gu, […]

Risk, Fear and Paranoia: Perspective, People!

“If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less.” Source This short talk explores the heart of the matter of change, for us, working as learning professionals, as we attempt to enjoy the benefits of technology happily. I suggest you take particular note of the ‘three pillars’ Stilgherrian recounts. I agree that this outlook is of fundamental […]

‘The Two Cultures Problem’

I highly recommend you watch this great talk by Bill Thompson on “The Two Cultures Problem”: OpenTech 2009. It is an exploration of the great divide between those who read ‘code’ and understand the impact of digital technologies, with those who don’t. If you are not familiar with CP Snow’s 1959 lecture that Bill Thompson, who […]

Reflections on the NSW Deputy Principals' Annual Conference '09

I have been critical of the last couple of DP conferences but found this year’s event in the Hunter Valley a much more satisfying experience.  The venue and facilities were spacious, salubrious and the wireless connectivity good. The mood was very positive in all respects. The keynotes were mostly excellent but what made a difference, […]

Kseniya Simonova – Sand Animation

Kseniya Simonova is a ‘sand animator’ from the Ukraine who explores the ‘Great Patriotic War’ in a unique way. I am looking forward to sharing this with colleagues, students and friends. Enjoy! [vodpod id=Groupvideo.3361660&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26]   more about “Kseniya Simonova – Sand Animation (Ук…“, posted with vodpod   How many of us would even begin to think of […]

Digital Education Revolution NSW

  [vodpod id=Groupvideo.3254407&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26]   more about “Digital Education Revolution NSW“, posted with vodpod   You may wish to subscribe to the NSW Public Schools Youtube Channel.

Social Media Revolution

Thanks to Jane Hart for this one. [vodpod id=Groupvideo.3201934&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] more about “Social Media Revolution“, posted with vodpod  

Twitter: The Movie

Another, quite accurate skit, about your favourite web 2.0 technology: [vodpod id=Groupvideo.3198300&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] more about “Twitter: The Movie“, posted with vodpod  

Where the Wild Thing Are…

My kids love this book almost as much as I do and I await Spike Jonze’s adaptation eagerly: [vodpod id=Groupvideo.3198605&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26]   more about “Where The Wild Things Are Trailer (HD)“, posted with vodpod   [vodpod id=Groupvideo.3193877&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26]       more about “Where the Wild Thing Are…“, posted with vodpod        

A Brave New World-Wide-Web

David Truss created this great, inspirational video last year. [vodpod id=Groupvideo.3098352&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] more about “A Brave New World-Wide-Web! (The vide…“, posted with vodpod  

Google Docs

I have been encouraging colleagues to participate and collaborate using Google Docs for a number of reasons. Schools are busy places and often, all the stakeholders are not involved in every conversation about the future direction of the school or even more mundane issues that would benefit from more input by staff. Collaborating with Google Docs will […]

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