As I was Listening

‘We can not change the cards we are dealt, just the way we play the hand.’ Taken from Randy Pausch’s presentation ‘Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams.’ Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch, who is dying from pancreatic cancer, gave his last lecture at his University Sept. 18, 2007. In his moving talk, Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice .... Read more and bookmark.

26 Mar ’08 0

Dr Richard Hersh

I am still trying to improve my typing skills but I am also listening to a presentation by that man whose name is in the title, embedded in Wes Fryer’s Blog. ‘Its not just what students know, its what students are able to do, with what they know.’ I know I have discussed this with staff, now the challenge is to think more inventively on how to assess HOW student use their .... Read more and bookmark.

24 Mar ’08 0

Its All Free

How about this…. I am learning how to type using a FREE online typing program, whilst listening to a FREE conference (“Preparing Our Students for the 21st Century” a panel discusses a variety of challenges facing education albeit in the United States) through iTunes and blogging about it on a FREE blog package, Edublogs. Thats very much appreciated. 21st CPD? .... Read more and bookmark.

22 Mar ’08 0

Framing the Impact of the ICT at Hamble Community Sports College

A long title, but it was important to get it right. Why ‘framing?’ Well, because in just one half term I dont really know fully what the situation truly is. This coming term I aim to find out! In reading and preparing this document I felt I discovered the starting point for progress, informed decisions. Now I have to go get the information. I suppose management is making sure that the .... Read more and bookmark.

22 Mar ’08 0

VLE Solutions

Well I know I am not the only ICT teacher faced with this task. At present there is a need to extend my own personal knowledge and to then find the right solution for Hamble College. What I have learnt is every education solution is unique and should not only focus on the tool but those whom will be using it. Second, that Hamble College needs a number of successful ICT stories before a VLE will .... Read more and bookmark.

21 Mar ’08 0

Interviewing for a New Post

Only this time I was assessing the candidates. I learnt alot yesterday, and here are perhaps some of the more poignant reflections. Preparation  Outside of our control the Head brought forward the interview date. This posed significant organisational and logistic problems, most of which were overcome. Second, I would have felt much more comfortable having set questions agreed well in advance, .... Read more and bookmark.

20 Mar ’08 0