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Consumption devices versus creative devices – a review of the Lenovo Thinkpad X220t

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 12:11pm 0 Comments

I have always been an advocate of ‘learn anywhere’ principle and breaking down barriers for teachers. Tablet devices such as the Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab have offered potentional to take teaching away from the desktop and freed learners to explore different context. However, as …

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If it is not cross platform then I am not Interested!

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 11:48am 0 Comments

In my current role I come across a large number of innovative resources that keen sales people or enthusiastic users try to get me to adopt. Now, I admit I do get a little excited about new technology and sometimes get blinded by the bling of something new. However, if it only runs on the iPad or it is a .exe file, then I am not interested.

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Launch day of our new online module for teacher education

Posted on September 27, 2012 at 8:08am 0 Comments

Wednesday evening saw the BIG LAUNCH NIGHT of our online teacher education module. Over 60 students eagerly waited in the lecture theatre for the presentation of the module that would occupy their lives for the next seven weeks. The feedback was very positive; they found the navigation straightforward and were able to get to grips with the tasks easily. Many of their anxieties of participating in an online course were dissipated as soon as they had a play.

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Mural.ly the future of collaboration and presentation?

Posted on September 21, 2012 at 6:34am 0 Comments

Just come across the online tool Mural.ly.

 

The tool allows you visually store collections of information. These can be web pages, images, pdf files and more. It seems to be like Wallwisher with an adrenaline rush.

I really like tools that offer visual ways to show collections of data.…

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