Who is writing our education story?

I don’t watch a lot of commercial T.V. and yesterday I was reminded why. In my twitter feed tweets from educators expressing dissatisfaction, concern and feeling like they have had their professionalism questioned began to appear. I was disturbed by this as they are people I have been connecting with on Twitter for some time, and […]

Sharing the learning – impact of furniture #hardiefellowship

This morning I saw a tweet that was attached to the hashtag #archlearn that talked about furniture in the classroom. The comment came from Alice Keeler (who is worth the follow, especially if you are interested in Google products) who I met at the Minecraft in Education summit LA. On my first day at Ohio University […]

Sharing the learning re hackathons #hardiefellowship

One of the wonderful things that came out of my Hardie Fellowship was becoming more connected with TERpodcast and having the opportunity to share some of the things that I was doing while in the USA for the year. One opportunity that presented itself was attending and helping out with a virtual reality hackathon mini in […]

Distilling a year of learning #HardieFellowship

On return from my Hardie Fellowship a report needs to be written. Here is the challenge, distilling a year of learning into three A4 pages. Below is my report, it is a mere snapshot of what the year in the USA provided me and hopefully will provide opportunity for others learning as a result of […]

Creating requires deep thinking.

During my time in the USA I was privileged to work with Jeff Kuhn. I mentioned the project we worked on together in an earlier post – Mobile technology, Mobile media, Mobile learning. Recently our project was acknowledged in two Ohio University spaces: 1. The Backdrop Magazine 2. http://www.ohio.edu/research/communications/news-story.cfm?newsItem=A812FCC2-5056-A81E-8D9C610516B66BD0 On reflection, the one thing that still sits strongly […]

Reflections on #MinecraftLA part 1

If you follow me on Twitter or are connected to me via Facebook you will be aware that I attended the #MinecraftLA summit in mid March. It was wonderful to be in a room of educators who have used Minecraft as part of the learning experience they offer. For an insight into the twitter conversation […]

I’ve graduated, where’s my job?

Over the last month or so it has become evident that education graduates have started to question the situation that they are finding themselves in, especially with the announcement of New Teacher Intern Placement Program. Most recently on ABC local news this story aired; Tasmanian teacher graduates struggling to find work slam government cuts. My question […]

Interesting move…UTAS

In recent days there has been talk about moving the Launceston campus of UTAS, currently housed at Newnham, to Inveresk. It has certainly brought about some discussion via the Examiner article on May 23. Universities finding themselves placed in a central location within a city or town is nothing new. In the USA there are numerous college […]

The education narrative, what’s the impact? #NAPLAN

What is our story? What is the narrative of our education system in Australia? What makes it unique and what makes it similar to other places around the world? This is one of the things that I have found interesting during my Hardie Fellowship, listening to the narrative of the USA education system and then […]

Videos from today #vrhackmini

Lots has happened today. For an overview view this mashup of the day http://www.magisto.com/embed/N1YMPQkVSiw2DwxhCzE?l=vem&o=w&c=b To gain a perspective on what it all means to students who have been involved watch the following videos: Knowclue’s (an organiser of the event) perspective of the Virtual Reality Hackathon Mini:

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