Author: Kristian Still


Nearby Share

I have been keeping an eye on Android’s long awaited ‘Nearby Sharing.’ Then, this morning, a flurry of news reports and introduction video. Nearby Sharing, similar to, though decidedly less catchy than Apple’s AirDrop, Nearby Sharing allows Android devices to quickly share files and photos between devices in your vicinity both off and online. What…
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5 Aug ’20 0

International wisdom

If there’s no wind, row. Latin Proverb COVID19 stole the wind. And I have been rowing. In addition to my teaching responsibilities, I have been incredibly privileged and busy investing both my professional time and my discretionary time in two projects, sometimes concurrently. Let me explain. First, I have been investigating, exploring and teaching with all aspects…
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13 Jul ’20 0

Google for Education, efficiencies, architecture, mountain bikes and clean language

Apologies for the long title. Yesterday I had a meeting with Jamie Smith @CloudBusiness9 from C Learning to discuss Google for Education for a small soft federation of schools (one Secondary and six Primary Schools). The aim of the meeting was to ensure the transformation project was built upon secure footings that enabled future dexterity…
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3 Jul ’20 0

Story speaker – interactive audio fiction

As an English teacher I was always looking for ways to get my students excited about reading and writing. Interactive fiction was one such experiment. I quite often revisit Zork or Hitchhikers Guide to Galaxy or Lost Pig and the students always love it. Writing IF was a bit tricky however we had some successes…
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28 Jun ’20 0

Google Self-help

Looking at Google for Education. It is not all about the features and products. IMHO one of Google’s greatest strengths is the support. Or at least support of self-help. I have celebrated the hidden gem of all things G Suite. The little ? that hides in the bottom left corner of ‘most’ Google products. The…
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25 Jun ’20 0

The not so different ‘new’ normal

I am no futurist, however I get the sense that there is more opportunity or at least receptiveness to innovate given the extent to which our collective thinking around the potential of technology for working, schooling and learning has evolved. I maintain that the opportunity for schools and learning, proportionally, is relatively modest. If strategically…
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24 Jun ’20 0