1:1 Devices in Schools – A Reflection

creative commons licensed (BY-NC-SA) flickr photo by DennisCallahan: http://flickr.com/photos/denniscallahan/9321465398 ¬† My school is currently developing a long term plan in regards to our goals in 21st century learning, as well as investment in devices and infrastructure. Some of the questions of concern that were raised were: what ‘packages’ do schools offer their students, especially when…

Learning in a Connected World – Moving Towards a Life of Learning

creative commons licensed (BY-NC-SA) flickr photo by courosa: http://flickr.com/photos/courosa/2922421696 ¬† So far I have discussed connecting with others both off and online. In addition to this, I explored taking owner of our identity online, as well as elaborating on and¬†engaging with the ideas of others. The fifth step in being a connected educator is learning.…

Getting Smart with eSmart

I recently wrote a post reflecting on the apparent ‘failure’ of the digital revolution. What came through from both my own reflections and the comments provided by others is that the reason for this supposed failure lies whole-heartedly with leadership. Whether it be at a local school-based level or at a governmental level, there has…

Read, Write, Respond

creative commons licensed (BY-SA) flickr photo by mrkrndvs: http://flickr.com/photos/113562593@N07/13957080467 ¬† The Obligation to Write In my last post I discussed moving from physical connections to those online. The third marker in my journey to becoming a more connected educator was to begin writing my blog ‘Read Write Respond‘. ¬† A little bit like connecting with…

Making Connections … Online

Google+ photo by DeAnn DeVille In a previous post ‘Connections Start with People‘ I explored my first step on the journey to becoming a more connected educator, which involved physically connecting with other teachers outside of my usual circles – stepping away from the familiar and embracing the uncanny. The second marker to becoming more…

Connections Start with People

creative commons licensed (BY) flickr photo by antaldaniel: http://flickr.com/photos/antaldaniel/2912118873 ¬† In an ongoing conversation about the challenges with being a connected educator, +Alan Thwaites¬†posted the following comment: Not just what you Tweet Aaron, but watching how you use Twitter has been very clarifying for me. I appreciate it mate. ‚ÄĒ Alan Thwaites (@athwaites) April 6,…