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The Bamboo Spark

Recently I was sent a Bamboo Spark to have a play with.  As you know, I’ve always been curious about the co-operation between typing and writing. How one shouldn’t replace the other entirely.  There are times when I still can’t think the same way unless I have a pen in my hand.  For all my […]

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SAETA 2014

Yesterday I presented a couple of workshops at SAETA’s 2014 State Conference. I promised the participants that I would write a post here with links to resources and answers to questions.  Here goes! Glogster as a Multimodal Tool We experienced a fair few technical difficulties in this session 🙁  So, hopefully you’ve managed to get […]

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A Tablet, Paper and Pen All Working Together – Happy Bird

As an English teacher I have spent many years considering how we manage to create a paperless classroom in a subject that still needs us to use pens.  No matter what our opinions on the need for handwriting skills, it’s there in our global curriculum and it is still a skill that is required.  For […]

A Mountain Lion Ate my Pens

I took the plunge… I updated my Lion (OS) to a Mountain Lion (OS)…. It took nearly two hours (My Mac book is 18 months old)  Was it worth it? Mountain Lions Think Promethean Connectivity is Very Tasty.   UPDATE: 24/08/2012 – Promethean have released a beta driver to fix the below problem… see comments below!  The […]

Technology and Theories Changing my Professional Persona…

    Just before the CEGSA conference, I sent off for my new business cards. Of course, typically i guess, they didn’t arrive until half way through the second day. That meant I had an opportunity to get rid of the last few remaining cards. Cards I had printed about 18 months ago. What’s most […]

QR Codes in Education – Getting Started, Get Inspired!

On Friday 18th of May  I will be running another 1 hour #Edtech showcase session at Flinders University.  This time the focus will be on QR codes and the many ways teachers are using them to engage students and add a  little ‘je ne sais quoi’ to their learning and teaching. I’ve already given one […]

AR sights Made it to my Mobile!

Those who read this blog regularly will have noticed that I love exploring Augmented Reality (AR). Those who work with me know that, at every opportunity I get, I’ll find away to use some in my lectures and workshops. That’s why I was really excited this morning when I received an email from In globe […]

Augmented Reality Shakespeare

First of all a big thank you to @anisesmith for Tweeting the link out to the app I’m about to share with you.  I LOVE it!  She shared it with her Twitter followers yesterday afternoon and, after playing around with it on silly household items  (making pictures move – just like in Harry Potter), I decided that it was so […]