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Adrienne Michetti #FF

Adrienne Michetti #FF

This week our special Friday Follow guest, Adrienne Michetti, hails all the way from Canada. She has embraced our regular questions with vigour and depth.

Guides and resources

Guides and resources

Over the years I have created a number of ‘how-to’ documents and presentations for a variety of desktop and web based software tools. They are usually available from the various workshop pages I thought it might prove helpful to link to all the documents from a single page. Some of my workshop participants have referred(…)

WordPress

WordPress

What is WordPress? WordPress is a browser based web site creation tool that is relatively easy to use. This tool allows you to create highly polished and professional web sites. You can create sites that are hosted on the WordPress.com server or download the free package from WordPress.org yourself and host the new site on(…)

WordPress Workshop

WordPress Workshop

Creating professional self-hosted web sites using WordPress.org The aim of this workshop is to share with the participants the power of self-hosting their own web site using a web-server provided by a third party. Participants will be taught how to install the WordPress package on the server using ftp or a web-based interface. As well(…)

Social Media in Education

Social Media in Education

The aim of this workshop is to demonstrate the significance & relevance of social media in 21st century education, both within the classroom & the organisation.

Web 2.0 Workshop

Web 2.0 Workshop

Exploring Web 2.0 in the classroom and beyond The aim of this workshop is to demonstrate the importance and relevance of Web 2.0 tools in the twenty-first century classroom as demonstrated by the research of individuals such as Marc J. Rosenberg, Curtis J. Bonk, Danah Boyd, Arthur Jue, Howard Rheingold, Lawrence Lessig and others. These(…)

Creative Imagery

Creative Imagery

Getting creative with digital photography and image processing Digital images can be utilised to tell a story and to pose a problem. This workshop will teach the participants how to create, process and manipulate digital images to meet their needs in teaching and learning. Imagery plays an important role in teaching and learning yet many(…)

Darcy Moore #ff

Darcy Moore #ff

This week’s Friday Follow Twitter Interview is with the amazing Darcy Moore. He is a knowledgeable and innovative educator worthy of your attention.

Teaching too much stuff

Teaching too much stuff

It has been hot this week. Very hot. The first week back at school for our students. Each day the temperature has exceeded 30 degrees celsius. This afternoon it was siting on 34.5 degrees celsius during the afternoon from 1.30PM to 3.00PM. When the clock struck 3.30PM it was 35.4 degrees celsius. In Fahrenheit that(…)

Digital Storytelling

Digital Storytelling

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(…)

Podcasting

Podcasting

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(…)

Mark O’Meara #FF

Mark O’Meara #FF

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.

Dragon Dictation

Dragon Dictation

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(…)

Zhēng Tú Granny

Zhēng Tú Granny

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(…)

Jabiz Raisdana #FF

Jabiz Raisdana #FF

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.

Query post pages

Query post pages

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(…)

Dana Watts #FF

Dana Watts #FF

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.

Australians at war

Australians at war

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(…)

Melbourne sojourn

Melbourne sojourn

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(…)

Pasir Ris in Singapore

Pasir Ris in Singapore

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(…)