Did someone say … SAMR?

flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license SAMR is an acronym standing for substitution, augmentation, modification and redefinition. It is a model for looking at the integration of technology into education. It is often used to support staff with how to make better use of technology within the classroom. Devised…

Who’s Allowed to be Innovative Anyway?

creative commons licensed ( BY-SA ) flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs  This weeks topic for #youredustory comes from Steve Brophy with the question being “What is Pedagogical Innovation?” Here is my addition to the conversation. More a question than a clear cut definition … In a recent conversation about innovation and education reform, the argument was put…

Half Time

flickr photo shared by nickyveitch under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC ) license Inspired by Jon Andrews’ recent post, here is a short story of my own. A meandering on data, leadership and growth. It was the big day, but something wasn’t right. As Alen came into the huddle at half time, the tone worried him.…

Adobe Voice – Ideas and Examples

flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC-SA ) license Adobe Voice is one of those applications that once you get you head around what it can and can’t do with it, there are so many different possibilities. Although I have posted about it before, here are some examples of things that…

Rewilding Education

flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC-SA ) license In a recent episode of Future Tense, Matthew Smith presented a report on the dingo fence that stretches across south-eastern Australia. The fence was developed to keep out dingos out of the fertile part of the Australia. However, researcher Euan Ritchie explained how the desired purpose…