Tag Archives: Technology

The politics of technology….

A lot of things went through my mind as I read Denis McGrath’s post, Are Hi-tech solutions contingent on Lo-tech solutions? Many of these thoughts were loosely related wonderings (so please be patient ;-p). Denis starts from the “premise that all artifacts we … Continue reading

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Taking action against online bullying – what can you do?

Bullying on IRFE in March 5, 2007, the first class day. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) As you’re sure to be aware from the media Cyberbullying (and bullying in face-to-face environments) is experienced with all age groups, and in a wide range … Continue reading

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You can’t motivate students with technology because technology alone isn’t motivating….

  fun (Photo credit: hodgers) This is, I felt, and insightful post, by Bill Ferriter (August 17th, 2012). In the post Bill, makes the point that was music to my ears: Basically what I’m arguing is that finding ways to … Continue reading

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Flipping out about the 21st Century Fluency Project

The wonderful Vicki Hagenaar shared the following link to what I found an insightful resource. I was particularly taken by the post “The truth about flipped classrooms“, which addresses some of the myths and misconceptions around the flipped approach. I … Continue reading

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Change at the speed of…so, who has got it right?

There is, perhaps, a perception that change is happening at great speed. However, some of the big institutions (e.g. education, health) appear to be positively glacial with the rate they are responding to change, and what is more, there seems … Continue reading

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The Digital Divide: Agree or disagree?

I found this video quite thought provoking, although I’m not sure I agree with all of the major points made (especially the broad brush ‘false’ statements, as I think much of what was being stated is way more sophisticated than … Continue reading

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Mobile learning in the classroom…sound odd to you?

The iPad on a table in the Apple case (Photo credit: Wikipedia)I have just finished reading a post (and comments) that was recommended by Greg Carroll, and found it a thought-provoking read: Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old … Continue reading

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Nearly 78% of teachers in NZ support bring your own device to class…

Paul O’Leary dropped me a line recently, with the results of a recently conducted survey of 280 people in the education sector on the use of ICT in schools across New Zealand (a joint venture between Adobe and Interface Magazine). Paul wrote “The … Continue reading

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The eLearning Planning Framework in action

Karen Melhuish kicked off the session by introducing some discussion and thinking about eLearning and what the various terminology might mean. “eLearning is learning and teaching that is facilitated by or supported through the appropriate use of ICTs”, and eMaturity … Continue reading

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Characteristics of eLearning: A model and associated resources

Rachel Roberts whet my interest when she shared the diagram below, along with the following comment “This resource was created to provide professional readings and practical ideas for eTeachers”. I followed the link to where the diagram is hosted in Flickr, and … Continue reading

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