PLE Reflection (after a presentation for our Year 11 conference)

My brief, to present at a Year 11 conference about online tools, has accentuated, in my mind, how far away we are from providing the Personal Learning Environment (PLE) at school students need in a networked society. Your input, via comments at a previous blog post, twitter and yammer proved invaluable but also challenging, when one considers the […]

Prezi: Cool Online Tools (draft)

This is the first presentation using Prezi I have ever completed; although I have started a few in the past 12 months before the pressure of being prepared for whatever conference led me to not finish (and use my blog or PowerPoint).  Prezi has turned out to be a fun tool – once you ‘get’ the […]

Cool Online Tools

Next week I facilitate a workshop designed to assist Year 11 students find some useful online tools to support their learning, especially research, collaboration, organisation, study and presentation. There will be a very, very brief presentation and overview of each tool and then students will be free to experiment, exploring the tools of use/interest to them. Do you mind […]

Stick in the Sand

Thanks to Monika Hardy for posting this video. [vodpod id=Video.3359367&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] more about “Stick in the Sand“, posted with vodpod  

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.


The PBS public affairs series Frontline recently aired, Distracted by Everything, the first episode in digital_nation – life on the virtual frontier about multitasking. Henry Jenkins has a word of warning about the program though, he suggests the documentary ‘panders to the biases’ of viewers. His analysis of how students multitask is important and comments about the dangers of […]

What Matters Now

“As students realise that the tools for living are the same for learning, they will naturally expand the range of things they can do.” Read  Download  Genesis

Edublog Nominees: When You Have Some Time…

It really would be worth taking some time to explore the nominated blogs, wikis, tweeps, nings and educators nominated for Eddies this year. I intend to look at all of them during the holidays and reorganise my Google Reader to reflect my current interests. After reading Miguel Guhlin’s post it got me thinking about what is […]

The 2009 Edublog Awards

The Edublog Awards are now in their 6th year. Bloggers provide me with so much inspiration and so many new ideas that reflecting on the year for these awards is very pleasant indeed. It is also very difficult to choose just one blogger or tweep (apologies to colleagues who have missed out from me this year and I […]

HIT REFRESH: Leading and Blogging

Welcome to our blogging workshop today for the NSW English Teachers’ Association annual conference.  Before we commence, lets gather some data using a great online tool called Survey Monkey (only for conference delegates please). A key issue: why do you want to blog? What is your purpose? What do you want to achieve? How can you connect? Kelli […]

#CCK09 First Paper (Draft): 'Positioning' Connectivism

Context This brief, largely informal and reflective (draft) paper for the Connectivism and Connective Knowledge Online Course, is written with the intention of positioning Connectivism in context, for educational leaders intent on developing new pedagogy in Australian schools appropriate to the digital age.  It is perhaps, not what was intended for this assignment but is an accurate reflection of my perceptions of the […]

'PLN Yourself'

Last year @suewaters collected some great data on PLNs which assisted her to build this ‘PLN Yourself’ wiki. Sue’s work has helped many, including myself, to inservice colleagues and grow our networks. Please help Sue Waters to collect data on the tools that assist our PLNs.

Connectivism & Connective Knowledge #CCK09

This week, like many learning professionals around the globe, I commenced an online course to disrupt all online courses, Connectivism & Connective Knowledge. The #CCK09 MOODLE has many resources and you can drop by and read all the participant introductions. ‘Connectivism is the thesis that knowledge is distributed across a network of connections, and therefore that […]

A Visual Representation of Bloom's Taxonomic Hierarchy

Mike Fisher created this visual representation of Bloom’s taxonomy as a discussion starter. What tools do you use? Which should be investigated? I’ve never tried VoiceThread even though I have had the opportunity to do so several times. I am uncertain as to why it did not capture my imagination; many of the other tools […]

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  

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