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Five Jobs that Don’t Exist Yet

  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

LINK: Will Richardson on the role of technology in Lifelong Learning

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

VIDEO: “Where Data Meets Design”

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

Online Safety: Sharing Personal Information

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

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