Travelling Tales -A COETAIL Course 5 Final Project

Travelling Tales When creating this video, I thought it would be challenging to make 10 minutes’ worth of video content. As it is the video is over 10 minutes and there is still things that I did not put in! How did that happen? I think my project really helped me! Essentially the project is […]

Lift Off

Lift off. I have made a decision, finally. For my Course 5 Final Project I am going to be working on Travelling Tales. It is (I hope…)  a simple concept based on a Story Mountain, from the author Pie Corbett. It goes a little like this… Someone tells the beginning of a story. The next person […]

Ch Ch Changes

A little over a year after my first ever blog post and a lot has changed. I was a lurker a year ago.  Personally   I was happy to consume content  – I used Twitter as way for checking football gossip ( I still do this…but not as much!). I didn’t make global connections  (apart from family […]

Course 4 – Final Projects – Magic Carpet Ride

OK… So I am not really sure what I want to do… I have thoroughly enjoyed the past 4 courses of COETAIL. It is the best Professional Development I have ever done. It has been an amazing journey – a little like a magic carpet ride.  Up’s and Downs. So much learning but so little time. Surprises […]

Visitors only please…Residents by permit!

Are you a visitor or a resident? Resident – An individual who lives a percentage of their life online. Visitor – An individual who uses the web as a tool in an organised manner whenever the need arises. Think about these words as you read on… In the last 60 seconds there have been: 527,760 photos are […]

You name it I will play it

I am here today to admit something… I am addicted to games. You name it I will play it. So how did this begin? Well play is the work of a child. Growing up I played a lot of games. I played games outside (Football,Cricket, Tennis, Tag). I played games inside (Monopoly, Subbeteo, Test Match, Balloon Ball). […]

Caveman Communication

The way we communicate is becoming more caveman. The use of audio and visual messaging has become more commonplace with the soaring popularity of social media and instant messaging apps such as Instagram, Vine and Snapchat. In fact we are moving to a more pictographic form of communication with the increasing popularity of emoticons. Professor John Sutherland […]

Empower-ED

As Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” One of the major tools that is accelerating this change is technology. It is our role as educators to empower students so that they can flourish and shape this hyper-connected, high tech-world. To guide children on their journey so they have […]

The Message

  Remixing is not a new trend. In fact since the beginnings of recorded sound in the late 19th century, technology has enabled people to rearrange the normal listening experience. Dance hall culture of the 60’s and 70’s allowed local music mixers who deconstructed and rebuilt tracks to suit the tastes of their audience. Grandmaster Flash was one of the […]