This is based on a presentation at the Melbourne GAFESummit held at Xavier College on September 19th and 20th, 2016. There have been many changes to learning brought about in the past decade, from MOOCs to social media, often though there are so many options that it can be hard to know where to start and […]
flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license I have been doing a lot of thinking of late around building communities of practice. Although there has been a lot of discussion around purpose and intent of the community, the question that I have been wondering is how we build trust […]
flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license I have been spending a bit of time lately with the idea of communities of practice. One of the things that becomes clear quickly is that there are many different definitions and descriptions. Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner suggest that: Communities of practice are formed by […]
Andrea Stringer recently wrote a post about the people who inspire you. Rather than write a list of names, which is often the way with such movements as #FollowFriday, Stringer summarises the characteristics of those who inspired her and who she aspires to be: Successful without sacrificing integrity Place people before profit Generous with their […]
A collection of ways Google G Suite for Education can be used in the library, including the creation of digital spaces, supporting research, organising thinking and making connections beyond the classroom.
A collection of resources associated with blogging Why Blog? Back to (Blogging) Basics Eight aspects to consider when starting out in the blogosphere, including why, what, how, portability, added content, community connections and workflow. I Blog Therefore I Am A collection of thoughts regards the benefits of blogging. Blogging Starts with Why There is so […]
One of my focuses at the moment is around online learning. This has involved investigating different spaces, the idea of Communities of Practice, dynamic content to include and the potential of Open Badges as a means of credentialing. It occurred to me that I had not stopped to properly consider what was already out there. […]
Having just returned from the New Zealand, I was left with more questions than answers. Whether it be at Google Teacher Academy, Leading a Digital School conference or simply online, I have engaged with a number of New Zealand educators. I have been an avid reader of blogs from people such as Steve Mouldey, Juliet […]
As I sat listening to Jamie Casep field questions at Auckland Summit about the Google Certified Innovator program I felt challenged. Here was me, a supposed ‘innovator’, how was I still pushing to the moon? Where was I at? I received an email a few months ago notifying me that to maintain my status I […]
Here is a summary of the comments that I received in 2016. For those whose words they are, thank you. For those that I may have missed, sorry.