Tag Archives: School

A Little Bit of Knowledge…

I walked Daniel to school for the first time today. My nephew is all of seven years old, so key topics of conversation were [a] Power Rangers, [b] what would happen if all the traffic lights in the world turned … Continue reading

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Get a job! Who owns your development?

Sorting through the attic last night i came across a real gem: the printout from an early computer program that i was forced to use at school to give me some careers advice. I have to say, it’s a triumph … Continue reading

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Conkers: tribal wisdom and sore knuckles

Walking in the forest yesterday, the conversation turned to conkers (or horse chestnuts, if you prefer). Dionne had found the first ones of the season, lying on the ground under the spreading boughs, and this prompted a discussion about the … Continue reading

Posted in 'Just in time' learning, Age, Community, Education, Experience, Game, Games, Heritage, Knowledge, Learning, Social Learning | Tagged , , , , , | 22 Comments

iPads in schools: production, consumption and collaboration

First day of the school year consisted of a trip to the Book room. Here, you were issued with a stack of textbooks, piled ever higher, that you would need over the coming year. Peeking over the top of the … Continue reading

Posted in Agile, Blended Learning, Book, Change, Collaboration, Consumption, Education, Engagement, Information, iPad, Learning, Learning Technology, Mobile Learning, Productivity, Reflection | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

The value of being the same

Do you fit in? Are you average height? Can you cook a perfectly acceptable dinner? Are your sales figures firmly in the middle of the bell curve? Do you lead from the front or ride in the middle of the … Continue reading

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Martha Payne: The freedom to speak – exploring the challenges as social media invade formal spaces

Martha Payne is nine years old. She’s an active blogger who has gained a great deal of publicity and fame by posting everyday about her school dinners. For those of you who hail from overseas, i should mention that school … Continue reading

Posted in Authority, Barriers to Learning, Blog, Challenge, Control, Education, Family, Freedom, Informal Spaces, Journalism, Learning | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Tone of voice in learning: the power of words and the texture of tone.

I remember how the ball bounced, just before it broke the window. The thing about those hard rubber balls is that they get quite a momentum behind them, unstoppable you might say, especially when thrown down a concrete floored corridor, … Continue reading

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