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Information Overload

I read a lot of blogs. I check in with twitter regularly. I love flipping through Flipboard. I’m always reading books, articles or papers.   I read to understand. I read to investigate. I read for my job.   Lately I’ve struggled… I’ve struggled to keep up with by blogs. I’ve struggled to keep up […]

#gafesummit My Biggest Takeaway Ever

I have had the opportunity to spend two days at the Brisbane Google Apps for Education Summit.  I have learnt so many things which no doubt I will continue to investigate over the next few weeks and months and no doubt will share some of it here.  I have had so many ideas with regards […]

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 […]

Switched On and Connected…

I am a Geek…  I don’t hide it…  I like my Sci-Fi, I like my computer games, I like my online community and I hate to say it but I have more virtual friends than I do real friends.  I like being switched on and connected. As a mother I am raising 3 Geeks – […]

Who the *Tweet* Cares?

Over the course of the last year I have offered many PD sessions on the basics of social networking.  My usual focus is on Twitter as this is the social network which I am most inspired by in my teaching practice.  These PD sessions run from one-to-one sessions to small groups (3 or 4) to […]

What Exactly is the Purpose of Education?

This week I have spent my time in primary school planning meetings.  Each of these has started the same way with the teachers being given a copy of the draft National Australian Curriculum.  Each of these meetings has then gone in a very different direction depending on the combination of teachers.  One thing that did […]

To Share or Not To Share? Is it really a question?

Image by 姒儿喵喵 via Flickr I have been teaching for 6 years plus my 7 years of study (yes I know I took my time!) and during this time I have created many resources.  During my second year of uni as I stayed up late one evening trying to find a better way to teach […]