Category: #Fail


Shoeless Learning

Stephen Heppell @stephenheppell threw out a comment yesterday during his keynote advocating ‘Shoeless Learning.’ On his website Stephen highlights that many Scandinavia children learn with their shoes off. In many schools worldwide shoeless learning has taken off, despite a lot of scepticism. I do not think the why has been formerly explored and invested, but…
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27 Jan ’12 0

Where ‘Behind the Screens?’

I thought it would be simple, open up my browser, search “Behind the Screen” AND Willetts and I would be able to read more about David Willetts  brave new world for ICT education. Epic #fail. Surely, if we are going to teaching about the use of IT, ICT and Digital technology we are going to…
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25 Sep ’11 0

Are Lesson Plans Flawed?

I have been reflecting  a lot this week on lesson planning and design as I am teaching a new subject for the second year in succession. The time required to create NEW resources, and learn NEW knowledge can be exhaustive (although I am somewhat reassured that having “advanced content knowledge” is worth only 4weeks learning,…
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11 Sep ’11 1

3DGameLab Quest – Graphic Adventures

I am not sure what the ‘playing’ aspect added in terms of quality of gameplay.. There are positives, its another medium to engage with the character, however that engagement (in these early style games) is moderate and there is no actual game play skill involved. The narration remains the key driver. Here lies a percentage…
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10 Aug ’11 0

Quest 5 Day 2

Day 2 started with custom commands and made use of the attributes the tutorials had me create yesterday. Again the tutorials were pretty straightforward although again, there is a need to underline the importance of syntax. Using the attributes and commands, I was able to set responses to a group of attributed objects and equally…
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29 Jul ’11 0


One education input leads to the next, from RSS article, to Slideshare presentation, to practitioner blog. The technology barrier excuse definitely exists in education but after a long day teaching myself how to write interaction fiction with Quest 5 I am not in the mood for excuses.  Clearly, neither is Chris Betcher, No child should…
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28 Jul ’11 0