Introduction to Edmodo

flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license Edmodo is an education social networking tool.¬†It provides a means for teachers to easily create an online space where students can connect and communicate. Some examples of some of the things that you can do with¬†Edmodo include: Set tasks and assignments: Whether…

Doing the Right Thing

flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license The other day,¬†I had the opportunity to attend a session run by Department of Education and Training (DET)¬†exploring¬†EDUSTAR and looking at ICT planning. The program came about after a government audit found that although over time schools have been provided with adequate…

Improving Staff Morale

flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license Schools can be a thankless place at times. Therefore, maintaining a positive approach to things can sometimes be challenging. Jason Borton recently reflected on the steps he has put¬†in place at his school to improve staff well-being. Some of the things included:…

Learning Subjectives

flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license So here we are again. Learning. Together. I signed up, saw the tweets, read some posts, received the email. I¬†didn’t think that I’d be able to make it, but here I am, wondering once again, what does it all mean. So it…

What the Conference Are You On About?

creative commons licensed ( BY-SA ) flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs This weeks #youredustory¬†topic is to describe your ideal conference.¬†Having written about this topic a before touching upon the topics of people, participation and hidden PD, I will just elaborate¬†here on the three¬†elements¬†that I want out of a¬†‘conference’ experience: IDEAS: I want there to be…

How SOFT Are You?

creative commons licensed ( BY-SA ) flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs I recently started reading David Price’s book OPEN: How we’ll work, live and learn in the future. After extracts, reviews and recommendations I entered wondering what¬†he would have to add to the debate about education. What interested me about Price was that, along with…