Messing around in Course 3 – Course 3 Final Project – Modern CV

When creating my Course 3 Final Project my thoughts turned to the past. I have been working at the International School of Luxembourg for nearly 4 years (this is my first step into International Education.) Before that I was teaching in Central London. In 4 years not only I have personally changed, but as aContinue reading “Messing around in Course 3 – Course 3 Final Project – Modern CV”

Visually Wired

Every picture tells a story, as they say, but sometimes it takes a clever combination of words and pictures to tell a story quickly, concisely and in an entertaining fashion. We are all Visually Wired.  Lets look at the facts ( after all that is what infographics deal with) Sharing information with the use of visualContinue reading “Visually Wired”

What’s your story? I want to know…

“In the end, folks, we ain’t nothing but a song…a story” Joe Lambert, Centre for Digital Storytelling What’s your story?  There are 7.4 billion stories in the world. No one story is the same. No one is like you. You are unique. Your life journey, your experiences, your achievements, your challenges are a series ofContinue reading “What’s your story? I want to know…”

24-Hour Powerpoint…I’ve seen the light

  I don’t really use powerpoint all that much. Teaching 6 and 7 year olds in a concept driven, inquiry classroom does not really allow me to stand at the front of the class as the children are lying on the floor squabbling with each other squirming  annoying anyone in their vicinity all of the aboveContinue reading “24-Hour Powerpoint…I’ve seen the light”

Caveman Communication

The way we communicate is becoming more caveman. The use of audio and visual messaging has become more commonplace with the soaring popularity of social media and instant messaging apps such as Instagram, Vine and Snapchat. In fact we are moving to a more pictographic form of communication with the increasing popularity of emoticons. Professor John SutherlandContinue reading “Caveman Communication”

3-2-1 Bridge Remixed – Course 2 Final Project – Empowered User Agreement

3-2-1 Bridge. Remixed! Thats what this Course 2 Final Project feels like. Since going to a Project Zero Conference, Zeroing in on Learning, at the start of October I have been trying  many of their thinking routines. 3-2-1 Bridge is one of these. 3-2-1 bridge is a routine for activating prior knowledge and making connections. For meContinue reading “3-2-1 Bridge Remixed – Course 2 Final Project – Empowered User Agreement”

Online and Offline…it’s all the same.

There are over 7 billion people in the world. Over 3 billion people have access to the internet, which is more than 40% of the worlds population. 3 billion digital citizens connected to the WWW. Wow! But what is a digital citizen? Who’s job is it to educate children in digital citizenship skills ? When andContinue reading “Online and Offline…it’s all the same.”

The Message

  Remixing is not a new trend. In fact since the beginnings of recorded sound in the late 19th century, technology has enabled people to rearrange the normal listening experience. Dance hall culture of the 60’s and 70’s allowed local music mixers who deconstructed and rebuilt tracks to suit the tastes of their audience. Grandmaster Flash was one of theContinue reading “The Message”

Who is striking it rich or who is running on empty?

  Is Data the new oil? If so who is striking it rich or who is running on empty? Is the power with the consumer or the companies? Is privacy therefore possible or impossible?  In the real world privacy feels like a choice. Even every day scenarios such as buying food at the shops or speaking to aContinue reading “Who is striking it rich or who is running on empty?”

Digital footprint or digital tattoo?

What does your online presence say about you? Is it a permanent reminder of an embarrassing night out? Or does it show off the positive journey you have made in your life? Digital footprint or digital tattoo?  I looked at my digital footprint; I googled myself and this came up:- Links to my Twitter page and aContinue reading “Digital footprint or digital tattoo?”