Mondays kick start the week and have become even more varied, building additional senior leadership (SLT) responsibilities into my #MondayMix. This week it featured: co-ordinating edtech … Continue reading #MondayMix
#postaday (5) First things first, why a challenge? I like challenge, and need it. It’s good to do something self-directed on a creative, reflective or practical … Continue reading Five Valuable Things I Learnt From My #Postaday Blog Challenge.
#postaday (2) Recently, the Learning Technology Action Group [LTAG], held what we affectionately called a ‘braindump’ day to focus our thinking around the impact of technology … Continue reading Learning Strategies – Are We Walking Our Talk?
#postaday (1) It’s Comic Design season in Year 4 with a new theme this year, based around a literacy focus on the tale of Aladdin adventures. … Continue reading Comic Design – What’s in Your Toolkit?
Another exciting term launched straight into new initiatives, strategic & future planning, iPad rollouts, staff training, parent workshops, social media and the start of my next … Continue reading 3 Reminders of Why Education Matters
It took me a while to wade through what initially felt like a monologue on 90s consumer capitalism which seemed unlike other Gee work that I’d read in my first ‘Digital Games, Play and Creativity’ module, on play, education and digital media linked to the 6 Key Features of ‘Play’ [Gee 2006]. I had to return to the text a few times before I began to see the connections to our earlier work on identity, connectivity and also back to my research on computer game design. One of the things I’ve learned through the MA so far is that articles … Continue reading Affinity, Knowledge and Shape Shifting
Anyone working or living with children or young adults will be aware of the appeal of the Internet. Student online interaction features highly in the press, technology forums and on school leader agendas. In my role as a tech leader, it’s also … Continue reading Youth Engagement – The Appeal of the Internet ?
It’s been interesting reading Merchant and Jenkins articles on shared online spaces – Social Networking Sites [SNS] this week. Merchant explores what constitutes a ‘Social Network’ to try and conceptualize realms of social groupings and interaction. Jenkins’s White Paper discusses … Continue reading Social Networking Sites and Education