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Adding to the Mission

November 23rd, 2014 · No Comments · General

As part of the #eNoob team, Urvi Shah provides a very interesting perspective on the mission of the eNewbies such as eLearning Coordinator, Director of Innovation, eLearning coach etc etc, in her blog post on Learn E-nabling: http://www.learnenabling.com/blog/what-is-our-mission/. However, as valuable as this might be given its simplicity, I wonder if it is missing key fundamental elements. Here’s my […]

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The Limited Visibility of Learning

November 11th, 2014 · No Comments · General

I have spent a lot of time during this year involved in sessions organised by Macmillan based on John Hattie’s research  A lot of this has been valuable, probing and at times uncomfortable for many educators present when they have to produce data that exposes heir school and themselves. Yet, what really grates me is the delivery […]

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The Role of Parents

July 27th, 2014 · No Comments · General

I want to ask every educator in primary and secondary sectors, the following questions: What exactly is the expected role of parents in your school? In your classroom, what specific part(s) of each child’s education do you want parents to be involved with?   How do you deal with parents who do not behave as you […]

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I’ve Read a School Report

July 8th, 2014 · No Comments · General

I have just received a school report for one of my children. This is a mid year report. It doesn’t show me any progress, only attainment. It provides me with an effort and an achievement grade in a variety of subjects. There are no teacher comments on my child apart from the overall ‘Teacher comment’ […]

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A New Dimension in Blogging

May 27th, 2014 · No Comments · General

Yesterday was the launch of a new project for me, Learn E-nabling, a collaborative website I have set up with international, cross-sector representation from people in the e-learning coordinator type roles. My reasons for devoting my time to the project and I would hope a shared view of all those involved, are set out here. […]

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The Parents Tech Issue and Chromebooks

May 5th, 2014 · 5 Comments · General

Admittedly, this has come a little earlier than expected but to have my daughter’s seventh birthday only a few days away and not being able to decide what technology to buy for her, raises issues I think it is important to share. The most important of these issues is the balance of cost/uses/limitations. My daughter […]

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Tales of Shared Research

April 27th, 2014 · 1 Comment · General

This post provides my views on how 2 teachers in different countries and time zones have teamed up to research and publish academic writing. It provides an insight into what has been done, how it was done and the benefits of working this way. I recently worked in Higher Education. In that time, I worked […]

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Education & the Celebrity Keynotes

February 7th, 2014 · 1 Comment · General

For a long time now, I have questioned the worth of a celebrity keynote. I have been to education conferences in many places intended for audiences from different sectors, groups, etc and have begun to think about the value of a well-known, respected voice in a particular field or fields of education is to the […]

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A Week Disconnected

January 25th, 2014 · No Comments · General

As is an annual ritual for me, I recently disconnected. I have done this for up to 6 weeks in the past and usually when going on holiday somewhere that I want to totally switch off my brain, my fingers and my devices from communicating and information. However, this time I only had a week. […]

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11 Questions

January 22nd, 2014 · No Comments · General

Having seen a few versions of the 11 questions idea floating about, I have had the pleasure of a brief insight into people beyond their tweets and their bio, so when Mr Woodman (www.andrewwoodman.com), put me on the spot I thought why not. Here are the questions he set me and my attempt at honest […]

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