Back to school next week. Here's a nice little piece of reading to infuse into your thoughts to begin the new semester. When I was at high school, the standard line trotted out to us at parent information evenings and during career education was that a significant percentage of us would find themselves employed
For those who attended our workshops this week, here's a nice bit of reading on why it's so important that teachers immerse themselves in the world of online networks, web publishing, and deliberately managing digital reputations. Richardson suggests that the visibility & transparency that comes with being "Googleable" is a really solid first step towards
Some colleagues of mine in Singapore linked me to this video about the value of visualising data. Giving your numbers some visual form and aesthetic sense helps bring your message to life for those of us not blessed with a naturally quantitative brain. The notion of incorporating elements of design also raises some interesting ideas
Talking to kids about staying safe online can be a tricky one. Today's young people have an unprecedented level of opportunity to engage with information, activity, and each other in an online environment - an environment that is often only sparsely populated with adults for guidance and supervision. Because of this, talking to kids about
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U If you can forgive the squeaking whiteboard marker at the very beginning, this is a brilliant video to challenge your thinking about the purposes and goals of education as a whole.