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Using Flipboard to find the Good Stuff

Flipboard is a tool I’ve had running on my iPhone for a number of years.  It’s great because I can tell it what I’m interested in reading about and it finds content for me to read and subsequently share.  It’s been a fantastic tool for helping me to sift through all of the wonderful content […]

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Vine and Instagram – video

I’ve had Vine on my iPad for a little while but hadn’t really bothered to play with it.  I started messing around with it at the start of the week and now I’m hooked!  Then, this morning, I run my phone to discover that Instagram have gone the same way.  You can now create vine […]

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What the New Tweachers Think…

  First of all, thank you to all of you who popped in over the course of last Thursday and Friday.  The students learnt so much from having an authentic audience to answer their questions and support them as they started on their journey towards being a connected educator.  I am so grateful to my […]

George Couros is Coming to Flinders!

“George is back.. back again” Sing to the tune of “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem I am very excited about George Couros‘ return to Adelaide in late October, Early November. I’m excited that there will be so many opportunities for us to connect and learn from him again.  After his run away success at the CEGSA […]

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How has social media influenced your professional practice?

This was the question, posed by @AITSL that I have attempted to answer on their teacher feature pages.  I thought I’d share it with you here too so that you can have a watch.  So far it’s had 701 views (!) but, strangely, no one has rated or commented!!  Please feel free to 😉  It […]

Languages Teachers Unite! Teaching Languages in a Global Context.

This post is an experiment. I hope, as a result of this experiment, that two things will happen. A bunch of wonderful Languages teachers from all over the world will connect and swap ideas. We can experiment with the use of Voice thread and Audio Boo to defy Time differences On Friday, I will be […]

The importance of being 'Creative Commons'

I’ve been working with my students at Flinders on the ICT General Capability for ICT this week.  We’ve mostly been focusing on the one organising element of “Applying social and ethical protocols and practices when using ICT“.  We’ve been trying to break down what that means, how that might add or grow the content of […]

Tweet! With that Personal Touch….

On CEGSA2012 – Key Learning Number 1 So, #cegsa2012 is over for another year. I have attended many conferences but I have to say this year’s CEGSA conference was Awesome (yes… it deserves that capital A).  Up until recently, I was on the CEGSA committee and it’s my fault that there’s a new website, and […]

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Facebook Security

This is a topic that comes up a lot during Cyber Safety conversations. I am still astounded however by the number of both students and colleagues I work with who haven’t really considered the amount of private data that they are choosing the share with the world via Facebook.  Countless, high-profile, job loses have occurred […]

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Pass IT On

This is a rather cool initiative that is currently happening in the UK that might benefit readers from all over the world. Martha Lane Fox, the UK’s digital champion talks about why this was set up here: I thought this may be particularly interesting to reader in Australia who are currently dealing with the on […]