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Lizard sunbaking

Lizard sunbaking

Well, the lizards are out and that is a sure sign that spring is here. It is known as the Common or Eastern Water Skink.

Farewell Sootie

Farewell Sootie

My cat Sootie left this world today. He has been a good mate and a loyal companion. Following me around like a shadow and sitting by my side each morning and night.

Seen in Singapore

Seen in Singapore

Captured this moment as a visitor to Singapore gazed upon the shophouses in Chinatown. The camera preset was incorrect, yet, i like this picture as her upward look seems to express wonder.

Sydney Vivid Festival

Sydney Vivid Festival

Colour, crowds and movement at the Sydney Vivid Festival 2013. Lights shows and illuminations light up the city of Sydney, the Opera House & other venues around the harbour.

Nick Cave live in 2013

Nick Cave live in 2013

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds live. This is a raw video from the best possible perspective: among the audience, at the front, with Cave, in arm’s reach.

The Southern Cross

The Southern Cross

The Southern Cross is one of the first constellations learnt by children in Australia. If you can find the Southern Cross then you know your are looking towards the south.

Bulli Beach

Bulli Beach

The rock platform at Bulli Point features some remarkable colours and formations. I shall allow the photographs to speak for themselves.

Articles on the iPad

Articles on the iPad

An extensive set of links regarding iPad implementations, the experiences of teachers and students with iPads in the classroom, scholarly articles, and reviews of iPad apps.

Malay wedding in Singapore

Malay wedding in Singapore

Every time I play these clips the music simply entrances me. The repetitive percussion and the rise and fall of the rhythm and the crescendos that writhe around you are just mesmerising.

The Rolling Plum

The Rolling Plum

Do you remember “Open Road” and the story of the Rolling Plum? Did you attend primary school in NSW during the 1960s? What are you memories of primary school?

Giving students words…

Giving students words…

The students have started writing their responses during a writing activity. You notice that perhaps one or two students have barely written a sentence…

Bury the HSC

Bury the HSC

The sooner the HSC is dumped the better. It has changed little since 1976. It has spawned a plethora or rules, regulations and requirements that have ripped the very heart and soul out of education.

Desktop iPad Support Apps

Desktop iPad Support Apps

Desktop applications that can enhance and empower your iPad experience include Disk Aid, Handbrake, Reflector and Air Server. Transfer files, convert video & display the iPad.

Mount Keira Ring Track

Mount Keira Ring Track

Darcy Moore and I went for a walk around Mount Keira yesterday. Mount Keira, with an elevation of about 470 metres, dominates the escarpment west of the city of Wollongong.

iPad and the Cloud

iPad and the Cloud

I have updated a number of documents relating to the iPad and accessing the Cloud. The three doucments in question provide guides for Readdle Documents, CloudOn and Google Drive.

Guide to iMovie on the iPad

Guide to iMovie on the iPad

I have updated my guide for iMovie on the iPad. iMovie on the iPad is in many ways a significantly better application than its much larger cousin on the Apple Mac.

Pages Guide

Pages Guide

I gave the guide for Pages a bit of a spruce up and I have uploaded the latest version to this web site. It covers just about everything you may need to know. Pages is quite a good app and if Apple only allowed users to access DropBox for the sharing of files it would(…)

Singapore workshops April

Singapore workshops April

EdTech workshops this April in Singapore at the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University and the Institute of Adult Learning. See you there!

Farewell Posterous

Farewell Posterous

Posterous is shutting down. One of the better tools on the web. Simple, innovative, functional. I guess it was bound to happen as it was purchased by Twitter.

Keynote Guide

Keynote Guide

Created a guide for Keynote on the iPad. It is quite comprehensive and covers just about all the features of the app.