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Wednesday
May222013

Alternatives to Google Reader

I have just updated my article entitled What’s RSS and why is it useful?

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Tuesday
Apr232013

The internet in a day

Here is an infographic that depicts what happens in an internet day. It goes through what happens in one second, one minute, one hour and then calculates the statistics for a day.

It’s interesting, though not – in my opinion – for the statistics in themselves. If big numbers impress you, then you will be impressed. Indeed, those whose mission it is to promote so-called 21st century skills and to prove that the current education system cannot cope with the new reality tend to use statistics like this to prove their point.

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Wednesday
Feb202013

BETT 2013 Interviews: Simon Finch

E-safety guru Simon Finch talks about why pupils should be allowed to use social media, why teachers should use it, e-safety and identity management.

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Thursday
Aug092012

Lessons from the world of sports: #5 The rule of encouragement

Girl Talk at JellyNYC's Pool Party (August 23rd, 2009)Welcome to the fifth part of this mini-series, in which I consider lessons we might learn from sports and sports personalities which we can apply to educational ICT. How important is encouragement to Olympic class athletes? I’d like to start off with an admission of error….

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Thursday
Jul052012

Using the search engine right

previewIndependent e-Learning Consultant Rob Ellis gives some tips on how pupils can use search engines properly.

When Terry tweeted about his post ‘Using the right search engine’ I rather flippantly suggested that he’d be better off simply reordering the words in the title to read ‘Using the search engine right’.

Leaving aside the damage I’ve done to the English language with that there is a serious point here. Despite the prominence given to information literacy I’d say that, anecdotally, there is widespread agreement on its importance but little progress on organised adoption in schools.

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Monday
Nov072011

If this, then that

Here’s a web application that’s potentially very useful. IFTTT lets you create your own automated actions using a range of social networking tools. I’ve been messing around with it only for about an hour, so I haven’t thoroughly explored all it has to offer, but already I can see it will prove to have been an excellent investment in time.

The logic of the way it works is as follows:

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Friday
Nov042011

Why Schools Cannot Ignore Web 2.0

Here are 4 posts from about 18 months ago dealing with why schools cannot ignore Web 2.0.

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Tuesday
Mar012011

A conversation

What is so significant about an insignificant conversation between two cousins?

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Thursday
Feb172011

Found on the web: 02/17/2011 (a.m.)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Tuesday
Feb082011

3 “Top 10” educational technology resources for teachers and students

David Andrade has been putting together some “top ten” resources lists over at his blog, Educational Technology Guy. These are well worth reading.

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Thursday
Feb032011

Also on the web: 02/03/2011 (a.m.)

Here are three great resources I came across this morning. They are from Dan Roberts, Shelly Terrell and Doug Woods. Please read, enjoy and pass on to colleagues and friends.

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Wednesday
Dec222010

Twitter: An evaluation

Amazing Web 2.0 ProjectsBack in August 2007 I wrote the following article about Twitter:

When Twitter first appeared on the scene, I thought it sounded like a complete waste of time.

But as more and people I respect started singing its praises, I thought I ought to give it a whirl.

That was a couple of months ago, and here are my conclusions.

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Monday
Nov222010

Update on The Amazing Web 2.0 Projects Book

In case you haven’t heard of it, or just to remind you if you have, The Amazing Web 2.0 Projects Book contains:

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Saturday
Oct022010

New Update on the Amazing Web 2.0 Projects Book

Web 2.0 case studies, from classrooms around the world. Great examples of innovative practice, and an insight into hurdles encountered and how they were surmounted. And it's all free!

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Friday
Jul022010

Update on the Amazing Web 2.0 Projects Book

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As featured in the TES!

Find out all about the book from here. It’s free!

In case you already know about it, I have a confession:

Thanks to Nyree Scott, of Christ Church University, Canterbury, for pointing out an error to me: Year 1 is 5-6 year olds, not 6-7 year olds. Don't know how I came to make such a daft mistake, but it's all corrected now!

And now for some up-to-date stats:

The Myebook version has been read 2,759 times.

The Slideshare version has been read 625 times.

The Scribd version has been read 586 times.

The YouPublish version has been read 14 times. (Come on, be fair: I only published it there properly last night, and I haven’t even told anyone about until now!)

It has been downloaded 15,143 times.