Every day is a writing day…

By | ICT | One Comment

My blog has taken a bit of a back-burner recently as I’ve been writing so much on Staffrm. I managed to write more than 29 blogs during the #29daysofwriting challenge. Whilst not my original idea, I brought it back up again on Staffrm and I was so pleased to see…

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@Vuelio Blog Awards

By | Blogs | One Comment

It always amazes me the impact that blogging has. I met someone today, @ComptonAndy, at the Apple RTC conference near Birmingham. He said something to me along the lines of… “are you Mark Anderson of Twitter fame?” Crazy. But is it? I’m always bowled over by the positive comments from…

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I worry about teachers who blog

By | Education | 22 Comments

I worry for a number of reasons. Why I worry Teachers blog and don’t think about their audience and say things that show poor judgement. Teachers blog and use images that aren’t licensed for reuse and think it’s ok because they’ve used ‘Google Images’. Teachers blog and use images which aren’t…

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Nominations for #eddies14

By | Blogs | 2 Comments

It’s that time of year again. It is staggering that this is the 11th Edublog awards. So much learning and sharing has taken place over those 11 years in the education community. I learn so much on a daily basis from all of the brilliant teaching professionals who share their practice….

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How to write a good blog post

By | EdTech | 18 Comments

I read a lot of blogs. There’s some heady work out there. For example I just read a (yet another) great blog by John Tomsett on student-centred leadership. A subject close to my heart particularly given the work I did at Clevedon with the brilliant John Wells on student focused…

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V-blogging in your classroom

By | iPad | 2 Comments

You might have got a handle on the advantages of blogging in your classroom, and the many pros of giving your students a public audience for their work, however have you considered adding V-blogging to your armoury of tools to engage your class? A relatively new Video-blogging (V-blog) app that…

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iPad workflows

By | iPad | 11 Comments

iPad workflows are really important to learning. Student work doesn’t often happen within just the one App. We need to be able to connect the work created in one App to enable us to develop it further within another.  Last night I met up with @joedale and we had a…

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Integrated blogging app for iPad

By | iPad apps | 4 Comments

Following a recommendation I’ve just downloaded the ‘Blogsy’ app for iPad. As you’ll see from the screenshot, there are lots of built in formatting features, which if you’re a Posterous or Blogger user makes it super handy. It makes it super easy too to add in different media with the…

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