Tag Archives: Play

The Social Media [Non] Policy

As the walls between our formal and social lives are eroded by technology and social habits, the questions of privacy, ownership and responsibility come to the fore. Who owns which space? What can you do or say in privacy and … Continue reading

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Becoming an Explorer: Google Glass for Learning

I must have spent literally hours glued to the pages of the Argos catalogue: i can still remember the feel of it’s thin, crinkly paper that would stick to your fingers as you turned the pages. The Playmobil section was … Continue reading

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A six stage methodology for learning. Part 4 – Exploration

I’ve been exploring my methodology for learning in more detail across a series of articles. We started with Context and then Demonstration: today, we’re looking at the third stage, Exploration. Exploration is where we play with the learning, and it’s … Continue reading

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Playing with learning: a very sociable model

A conversation on Twitter this morning has made me think about play. Playing is all about learning: it can be a solitary activity or done with friends, it can be done in dedicated ‘formally‘ defined play spaces, or it can … Continue reading

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Playing in learning. How it might be time to play a little harder.

I was lucky enough to see a couple of otters yesterday. They’re one of the rarest UK mammals, notoriously difficult to find in the wild, so i upped my chances by catching them in a zoo. They were playing. One … Continue reading

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