Moodle Presentation [Version 2.0, HD]

A great introduction to MOODLE by @iAlja [vodpod id=Groupvideo.2941343&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26]   more about “Moodle Presentation [Version 2.0, HD]“, posted with vodpod      


We are travelling North, to ‘The Top End’, and this blog is closed for a few weeks while we enjoy the warmer weather in Broome, Darwin and Kakadu.

Twitter Search in Plain English

The latest in the CommonCraft series of instructional videos. [vodpod id=Groupvideo.2749535&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] more about "Twitter Search in Plain English", posted with vodpod

Australian Educators to Follow on Twitter

Recently I’ve been chatting with lots of teachers new to Twitter or keen to experience the service. I’ve sent them links that list ways to find teachers and professionals to follow on Twitter. Here’s an alphabetical list of 10 Australian educators that I get great value from on Twitter: Chris Betcher Dean Groom Elaine Talbert Kelli McGraw […]

James Burke: Connections & The Knowledge Web

Stilgherrian is often outrageously irreverent, and also shares his intellectual interests, on Twitter. He sent out this link, which I suspect will result in me losing many hours of my life to James Burke and posted this at his blog. Here’s a taste of episode 1 of Burke’s 1978 series, Connections. However, it his Knowedge […]

Storm: A Poem

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.2364455&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26]   I really enjoyed this ‘beat poem’ discovered at Stephen Downes’ blog. more about “Storm: A Poem“, posted with vodpod     More of Tim Minchin can be found here and here.

Connected Pt 2

This 3 minute talk by Renny Gleeson gets to the heart of the matter. ‘Shared narratives’ are powerful and being hyperconnected can allow this to happen across, and despite, physical spaces. However, there is a potential cost and I’m sure we are guilty as charged by Renny. I remember my years, in the mid-90s, travelling […]


This IBM commercial makes me think about our still very disconnected classrooms. [vodpod id=Groupvideo.2351574&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] more about “Connected?“, posted with vodpod  

WWW in Plain English

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.2349996&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] more about “WWW in Plain English“, posted with vodpod    

PLNs and PLEs

Last year I started asking around, on Twitter, for the origin of the acronyms that I was reading so much about. ‘Personal Learning Networks’ (PLNs) and ‘Personal Learning Environments’ (PLEs) were so often used by the educators that I was following that it was surprising no-one really could source them. Recently, I have had more […]

Twouble with Twitters

This did make me laugh. [vodpod id=Groupvideo.2250765&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] more about “Twouble with Twitters“, posted with vodpod  

Clay Shirky

NYU Adjunct Professor of New Media, Clay Shirky talking on Brian Lehrer Live about how the internet is changing society. [vodpod id=Groupvideo.2216046&w=425&h=350&fv=docId%3D-7146708668148684044%26playerMode%3Dsimple%26hl%3Den] more about “Clay Shirky“, posted with vodpod  

'The Clay Layer'

The glacial pace of change in Education is a theme constantly discussed by colleagues I admire but mostly I hear the opposite, that change is too relentless, too challenging. Systems seem to have some inbuilt, organic way of slowing change – preserving the status quo – and even when the paradigm shift is acknowledged, key players seem unable to generate the […]

Lost Generation

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.2213098&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] more about “Lost Generation“, posted with vodpod  

Twitter: Evan Williams at TED

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.2160905&w=425&h=350&] more about "Twitter: Evan Williams at TED", posted with vodpod

The Kindle 2

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.2073113&w=425&h=350&] more about “The Kindle 2“, posted with vodpod  

Directions, Goals and Influencers

I always like to start the school year with a clear sense of direction and personal professional priorities and goals; a sort of pre-reflection, if that makes sense. It goes without saying that one needs, as an educator, to be a: – better learner – better teacher – better leader and to do something personally […]

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