5 C-Words

"Arrest this man, he talks in maths, he buzzes like a fridge, he's like a detuned radio."  I swore I'd never do it. I swore I'd never unleash a quaint little memory device to simplify a process that otherwise demands a decent serving of your attention.

Who needs instructions anyway?

In my travels, both in and out of schools, I often encounter adults who are seemingly held back in their use of iOS devices.  I notice it more with iPads in schools and it is very common to hear a teacher say that they haven't been

Today I Learned…

This is mesmerising to watch.  It is supposedly a real-time visual representation of what people are searching for on Google.  After watching for a couple of minutes, I have learned a few things: Prancercise is a thing, and it is hilarious Michele Bachman's resignation announcement is

tubalr – Bodacious Video Curation

'Tubular' is a term I tend to associate with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles but it turns out tubalr is also an awesome web service for compiling and sharing YouTube videos. I came across this tool several months ago, and have been using it as a kind

Twitter is your friend

I wanted to share a recent experience I had with Twitter.  I am a relatively new convert to Twitter and have managed to gain a lot of amazing information from it.  This is one of the first times I reached out to someone in my network

The Crazy Facts About Apple’s Role In Education

Did you know that 39% of 2-4 year olds have used a mobile smart device and more than half of all 5-8 year olds. Access to mobile technology is reaching further and further as it becomes more mobile that ever. Check out this infographic for more

Tree of Life – OneZoom

Data Visualisation at it's best. Here is a great little project to follow, with their first product called 'Tree of Life'. This website allows you to explore the tree of life in a completely new way: it's like a map, everything is on one page, all you have to

PD Jumpstart – Following International Conferences

[VIDEO: James Surowiecki discusses the notion of trusting eyewitnesses via social media, crosschecked by the topic they're posting under.  Not essential viewing, but a great primer.] The more I connect with lively, innovative educators outside of my hometown the more I find my feet getting itchy

Real Data & Global Education

There's plenty of buzz around about data, visualisation, and how we can best make use of it in the classroom.  David McCandless demonstrates it better than most in his TED Talk "The Beauty of Data Visualisation." That's all well and good, but that data's not always

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