Message in a bottle

How did we communicate globally before technology? Was sending a message in a bottle a valid way of communicating? Did it empower the sender?  Is it an interesting concept to think about how far we have come as technology has continued to develop since the first telegram in 1844. Since then technology has continued to […]

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 […]

Education Rebooted

Nearly every industry in the world has changed beyond recognition by the invention of computers, the internet and mobile technology. The world has been rebooted. But has education changed and evolved?  The simple answer is no! In the 1800’s, students sat in a classroom, listened to a teacher and took tests. In 2016, some students […]

Messing around in Course 3 – Course 3 Final Project – Modern CV

When creating my Course 3 Final Project my thoughts turned to the past. I have been working at the International School of Luxembourg for nearly 4 years (this is my first step into International Education.) Before that I was teaching in Central London. In 4 years not only I have personally changed, but as a […]

What’s your story? I want to know…

“In the end, folks, we ain’t nothing but a song…a story” Joe Lambert, Centre for Digital Storytelling What’s your story?  There are 7.4 billion stories in the world. No one story is the same. No one is like you. You are unique. Your life journey, your experiences, your achievements, your challenges are a series of […]

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 […]

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 […]