Taking time to notice…blue

How many times in a day do we see the colour blue? Other than sky, there really isn’t much in nature that is inherently a vibrant blue. It’s not a colour that you instantly notice. That is certainly because rather amazingly blue is a relatively new colour. Until relatively recently in human history, “blue” didn’t exist, […]

Tomorrow’s Skills Today

My eldest daughter ( who is nearly 4) started her education this year in Pre-School. She may not leave formal school until it is 2030. 2030…Wow! I am just going to let that that sink in a little! What will the world will be like in 2030? What jobs will be available?  Will there be supercomputers and zettascale […]

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 […]

Online and Offline…it’s all the same.

There are over 7 billion people in the world. Over 3 billion people have access to the internet, which is more than 40% of the worlds population. 3 billion digital citizens connected to the WWW. Wow! But what is a digital citizen? Who’s job is it to educate children in digital citizenship skills ? When and […]

Digital footprint or digital tattoo?

What does your online presence say about you? Is it a permanent reminder of an embarrassing night out? Or does it show off the positive journey you have made in your life? Digital footprint or digital tattoo?  I looked at my digital footprint; I googled myself and this came up:- Links to my Twitter page and a […]

Are we stoking the Digital Campfires?

Humans are naturally social animals.  Storytelling is one of the oldest arts known to man. It has been happening since cave men and women were drawing on walls. Humans are, therfore, natural storytellers. The digital campfire, isn’t this a great analogy for the platfoms used today to tell stories? Children today have many available audiences to tell a story. […]