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WordPress and the iPad

WordPress and the iPad

Trendsetters, let me share something with you. There are two loves in my education technology life at the moment. WordPress and the iPad. I think the three of us together would make a lovely couple, of sorts. But, there is a problem. Worpdress does not play nice with the iPad. Or, perhaps the other way(…)

Shani Hartley #FF

Shani Hartley #FF

This week the Friday Follow Twitter Interview is coming to you live from the Blackbird Cafe, Cockle Bar, Sydney. Our special guest is the inimitable Shani Hartley and, live at the March Bloggers Dinner, they are going to tackle the big questions.

Mobile wordpress theme

Mobile wordpress theme

I have used the WPTouch Pro wordpress plug-in to give this web site a mobile theme. In the final analysis WPTouch is a very useful plugin and also handles mobile devices other than the iPhone.

Singapore edTech courses

Singapore edTech courses

I shall be conducting four education edtech workshops at the CELT, NTU in Singapore this April as part of the edUTorium Learning & Teaching with Technology PD program.

Jessica Vincent Allen #FF

Jessica Vincent Allen #FF

Jessica V Allen is our special guest this week. She is a widely traveled & inspirational teacher. You will surely benefit by including Jessica in your PLN.

Twitter views & news

Twitter views & news

I use Twitter via @john_larkin to share news & resources. In keeping with that I have updated my list of links to resources, articles & views regarding Twitter.

Social media articles

Social media articles

I have created a set of links to articles and online commentaries on social media, education and the current state of play for educators.

Barometer inner & outer

Barometer inner & outer

I had wanted to create an entirely new site in 2009 however life got in the way. Not surprisingly the stats for my new web site are not only a barometer for the site but also for my own well being.

Peter Morrissey ~ Historian

Peter Morrissey ~ Historian

Peter Morrissey created the superb Anzac Battlefields of World War One and Not Just A Name On The Wall to provide students with authentic and historical learning experiences.

Larry Ferlazzo #FF

Larry Ferlazzo #FF

This week’s Friday Follow Twitter Interview is with a very special guest, Larry Ferlazzo. I feel most honoured to feature Larry Ferlazzo on my site.

iPad implementations

iPad implementations

Significant tech implementations in schools & institutes of higher education is not an easy task. Gathered together here are a range of guides for an iPad implementation.

Facebook and WordPress

Facebook and WordPress

The Wordpress 3.1 upgrade created multisite nightmares so I have ended the experiment. I also created a Facebook page for resource distribution.

Phillippa Cleaves #FF

Phillippa Cleaves #FF

This week’s Friday Follow Twitter Interview is with the wonderful Phillippa Cleaves, an inspiring educator with a prolific and informative presence on Twitter.

The new iPad & education

The new iPad & education

I have been buying Apple products since the early 1990s. It was not until last year that I really demonstrated my geekiness when I pre-ordered the first iPad. I had never pre-ordered an Apple product before. I shall pre-order the new iPad as well. As far as I am concerned the iPad is a good(…)

Pompeii on Netvibes

Pompeii on Netvibes

Last year I set up a Netvibes site embedded with a range of RSS feeds, links, media and photographic galleries all dedicated to the archaeology of Pompeii and Herculaneum. I feel that teachers and students of the core unit in the NSW HSC Ancient History course, Cities of Vesuvius: Pompeii and Herculaneum, will find the(…)

Colin Gallagher #FF

Colin Gallagher #FF

This week we are given a window into the thoughts and truly international experience of the legendary Colin Gallagher. Creative, connected, cognitive, Colin.

Lensmen lash out

Lensmen lash out

Went walking with Darcy. Early yesterday morning. Darcy had quite easily convinced me to meet him at 5.00AM to photograph the sunrise over the Pacific Ocean. I have not been on a photographic excursion with Darcy for a while so I thought, “Bugger it, why not?” I was awake well before sparrow’s fart, had a(…)

Chris Betcher #FF

Chris Betcher #FF

This week’s Friday Follow Interview is with the indefatigable Chris Betcher. A man of many talents, an insatiable curiosity and a multitude of ideas…

The Petrov Affair

The Petrov Affair

Australia’s Cold War Flashpoint Australia never experienced anything at all remotely resembling the Cuban Missile Crisis or McCarthyism but we did have the Petrov Affair. Back in April 1954 Australia had its very own Cold War drama when Vladimir Petrov defected while employed as a third secretary at the Soviet Embassy in Canberra, Australia’s capital city. The episode(…)

Comic Life

Comic Life

A few years back a nice piece of software known as Comic Life entered the market. It is one of the most exciting software applications released in recent years. It allows anyone to express themselves in a manner that is simply fun and memorable. People, animals and inanimate objects can be given their own words(…)