Jan 30, 2011
Digital Storytelling for Educators The aim of this workshop is to demonstrate the importance and relevance of storytelling in the twenty-first century as demonstrated by the research of individuals such as Donald Norman, Mark Turner and Daniel Pink. Memory is preserved and the dissemination of information enriched through the application of storytelling. [This work has(…)
Jan 30, 2011
Podcasting and vodcasting for educators In this workshop the participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of planning, creating and managing digital media files so that they can be published either as a podcast or vodcast. The acquired skills will allow the participants to create and publish: Second language teaching and learning examples Recorded lectures(…)
Jan 28, 2011
This week’s Friday Follow Twitter Interview is with the incredibly interesting Mark O’Meara. His words of wisdom are coming all the way from Geelong in Victoria, Australia.
Jan 24, 2011
I am creating this blog post using Dragon Dictation. This iPhone app allows you to record your voice and it converts your voice to text. You can publish that text to Twitter or Facebook or you can e-mail it to another person. For example I intend to e-mail the text to my blog. I will(…)
Jan 23, 2011
Last year Shao Ping and I visited some friends in China. We stayed with the family of Crystal, one of our friends in Shanghai. Crystal’s mum is quite adept at the computer. Her name is Xiang Ying. I will not divulge her age but she shared with me her vivid memories of the changes that(…)
Jan 21, 2011
This week’s Friday Follow Interview is with Jabiz Raisdana all the way from Jakarta, Indonesia. I have always been intrigued by Jabiz’s thoughts on Twitter and I feel that his blog is so wonderfully titled, Intrepid Teacher.
Jan 20, 2011
WordPress is an excellent tool. Simply brilliant. There is a feature in WordPress that allows you to query posts based on criteria that you set. For example, you can label posts with a specific category and with that information create a page that lists or displays simply those specific posts. There are WordPress themes, such(…)
Jan 14, 2011
This week’s Friday Follow Interview is with the incredible Dana Watts teaching in New Delhi, India. She is an education legend and admired by many around the world.
Jan 13, 2011
When teaching the history of Australia’s role in significant conflicts such as the Second World War there are a number of web sites that I and my students turn to as part of our programme of exploration and investigation. To begin, Australians at War and Fifty Australians are two sites that I share with my students(…)
Jan 11, 2011
Melbourne is an interesting city. Shao Ping and I just spent 4 days there. Tourists we were and also observers of the human condition. We enjoyed our break in Melbourne and we intend to return to catch the Tutankhamun exhibition in April. We went to the National Gallery of Victoria and checked out the Gustave Moreau(…)
Jan 9, 2011
My wife Shao Ping and I lived in Pasir Ris in north-eastern Singapore for a year or so and sometimes of an evening we would walk down to the beach to catch the cool breeze and watch the world go by. Mangroves dotted the shore and the nearby estuary. It was not unusual to see(…)
Jan 8, 2011
I was fond of the storms that criss-crossed Singapore. These great storms would roll in with high winds and driving rain. I would watch them from the windows of our flat in Bukit Batok. I photographed the storms and this is one such occasion. The swirling clouds, intense rain, the smell of the rain and(…)