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 […]

ETA Conference: Web 2.0 Workshop

Colleagues, Far too often at conference ‘workshops’ are merely lectures in masquerade…not today! Now that you have listened to my brief presentation, attempting to define the Web 2.0 and it’s impact, lets try and establish the beginnings of the Personal Learning Networks (PLN) discussed earlier. You may wish to choose your path from the following suite […]

ETA Conference: Blogs and Blogging Workshop

Welcome to this ‘Blogs and Blogging’ ETA workshop. We have 30 computers but with so many particpants you may have to share a computer, which may work out well as we collaborate today (and in the future?) to develop our blogs and networks. The rubric for the workshop: The media landscape, especially journalism, has undergone […]

A Twitter love song

Sue Waters mentioned a ‘Twitter Love Song’ in her comment about my Twitter post. The opening lyrics are just perfectly poetic, considering that my inclination is to talk some English teaching colleagues into using Twitter. Also, I particularly like the idea of Twitter being a virtual ‘watercooler’. Enjoy this and thanks to Martin Weller. [vodpod id=Groupvideo.1678267&w=425&h=350&fv=] more […]


Since Mark Pesce spoke about Twitter at an education.au conference earlier in the year, I have been embarrassingly evangelical about this microblogging service. Quite simply, Twitter lets you microblog pithy 140 characters posts, known as ‘tweets’, to your friends or followers. This often seems inane to the uninitiated but the growing number of influential educators and teacher […]