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

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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Added by Richard Nelson on October 12, 2012 at 12:11pm — No Comments

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

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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Added by Richard Nelson on October 4, 2012 at 11:48am — No Comments

Launch day of our new online module for teacher education

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.

Before we gave the…

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Added by Richard Nelson on September 27, 2012 at 8:08am — No Comments

Mural.ly the future of collaboration and presentation?

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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Added by Richard Nelson on September 21, 2012 at 6:34am — No Comments

Managing Challenging Behaviour: Podcast interview with Nancy Rappaport

Just listened to an interesting podcast interview with Nancy Rappaport on how to deal with challenging students. Nancy and her co-author have come with practical advice for teachers on how to try and handle the four types of challenging students they have identified: Anxious, Oppositional, Withdrawn and Sexualised…

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Added by Richard Nelson on September 4, 2012 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Would we want to read a student's mind?

The Advanced Virtuality Lab at the Interdisciplinary Centre in Israel and the Beziers Technology Institute in France have used fMRI scanner to allow someone to control a robot with thought alone.…

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Added by Richard Nelson on August 31, 2012 at 6:39am — No Comments

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