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My Rambling Thoughts on Teaching and Learning

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Do you Google Yourself?

I was asked this week by a friend if I have ever Googled myself.  My response was an easy one.  Yes!  In fact I Google myself and my kids once a month, in the many variations and nicknames that our names can have.  Many of you will think that this is overkill and perhaps it […]

If You Don’t Know the Answer…

The only time in your life you need to memorise an answer is at school.  Once you leave school if you don’t know the answer you look it up, you Google it, you ask a colleague, a friend, an expert.  This point has bothered me ever since I took the subject “Business Law” at uni […]

The Internet in a Minute…

I find infographics like this one thought provoking.  While I’m not sure the validity of the information in this infographic it did make me think… …not necessarily about the information it contains but rather about what it means for teaching and learning… I just have two questions… 1. How as individuals do we manage this […]

The Past or The Future…

My sister and I enjoy a long run every second weekend and afterwards we enjoy a good catchup over coffee and a walk.  Today’s conversation was about how my children were going at school and we started talking about the assessment my daughter in Grade Seven is currently working on.  The conversation then moved to […]

We Still Block Content in Schools?

I’ve been spending my summer break catching up on my favourite PodCast Classroom Geeks and even though the episodes I was listening to were from way back in 2009 it was interesting to note that there were discussions occurring about blocked content in schools.  When I was next close to my twitter feed I noticed […]

We can do Multiple Videos…. Can’t We?

A colleague of mine (@jmintouch33) commented that she had seen online a site which offered a list of videos which as you clicked on them they played in the ONE Video Player.  She went on to say how fantastic it would be if we could do that in our Sharepoint Environment.   Some of you may […]

Slideshows Should Be Easy Right?!!!

Where I work we use SharePoint 2007 and I remember when I first started using SharePoint I was told anything you can do on the web you can do in SharePoint.  Well today I found that this was not quiet true.  All I wanted to do was display a picture library as a Slideshow.  Should […]

"What NO INTERNET?"

Last week I attended the BEA (Business Educators Australasia) Conference, the conference was really good.  It’s always interesting to see conferences for various subject areas and the information you can gather.  In a previous life I was a business teacher and it’s nice to network with teachers who have brilliant ideas in the teaching of […]