Saturday, May 30, 2009

Want to learn/experience spoken French look at Madame Thomas youtube channel

For those of a MFL frame of mind or just interested in use of YouTube for education. This teacher has over 400 films made by herself or her students .

LTS does Dragons’ Den at SLF ‘09

got an idea for a computer game fancy facing the dragons in the den at Scottish Learning Festival .

fun idea

Little Brother's iPhone is watching you

interesting take on things . institution owned devices but with a twist Japanese example from  Aoyama Gakuin University, located just outside Tokyo.

Spaces for Knowledge Generation

Interesting australian project on future learning space

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Mobile Media 2020 and Education 2020

Now I know regular readers know all about the forth coming education 2020 conference on Islay in June.
which is looking great well done Ian

but on a unrealted matter I came across another 2020 link on the evolution role of Mobile Media  in 2020 through a contact . Worth a look at video below . Think if this is what might happen with mobile media in 2020 what about how education will change.

Friday, May 15, 2009

what do you do when nearly 100% learners turn up with their own device !

Interesting report from Ars technica reporting on the University of Virginia

Now figures of no maintaining labs are obvious but has anybody looked at providing printing niche software (CAD modelling for example) and simple stuff like power socket provision . Anybody seen figures on this feel free to comment and share.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

iPhone Required For Incoming Missouri Univ. Freshman

The University of Missouri's School of Journalism has made an Apple iPhone or iPod Touch a requirement for incoming freshman, but school officials said the rule won't be enforced.A little bit interesting but read the article before one condems it out of hand.

Scottish tune from Learning & teaching Scotland Now on ITunes

Screenshot of the Learning and Teaching Scotland pages on iTunes U

Good old LTS  have made some of there content available on ITunes good stuff worth a look from wherever you are

Monday, May 11, 2009

Another unsung hero gets well deserved recognition

Dawn Hallybone of Oaklands primary gets a well deserved bit of praise in this interesting article from Merlin John.

It also cites the influence of Derek Robertson one of my previous unsung heroes. Nice piece and nice comments from our friends at Ofsted "Progress is good. In mathematics, progress is increasing as a result of actions taken by the school to bring about improvement, for example through innovative use of hand-held consoles."

Read further piece on futurelab site the revolution will be tweeted link here

Well done Dawn !!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Futurelab Great expectations project survey of 14 -19 year olds

If you work with 14 -19 years old in the UK or are one please direct them to this survey there is a incentive or chance of winning one !!

As part of Futurelab’s Greater Expectations project, we are sending you a link to an online survey for 14-19 year olds that we hope you can help us distribute. The survey will help shape the web site we’re building for the project, which we want to be centred around interesting and important issues for young people, so the more young people we can reach the more relevant the site will be.

The survey takes about 10-15 minutes to complete online and all completed entries will be entered into a prize draw for a £100 voucher from Amazon! The survey will close on 22 May 2009, so make sure it’s completed and sent by then!

The link to the survey is here:

We’d be very grateful if you could pass it on to young people aged 14-19 who you know or work with. Please also feel free to forward it to colleagues or others who could share it with other young people.

Printed copies can be sent via post by request if that is a more accessible option – please email ( if you require this.

About Greater Expectations

Greater Expectations is a Futurelab project that is creating an exciting new online resource for young people aged 14-19. The resource aims to connect young people’s interests and aspirations with information and inspiration that can support and encourage them to pursue what they’d like to see and do in their lives. It will also highlight related rights and entitlements and support new and creative ways that technology can be used to help put these into practice.

In order to know what issues and topics should be included in the resource, we need to hear from a wide range of young people about their own interests and experiences – hence this survey. What we find out from this survey will add to previous research we’ve done with young people and directly shape the first draft of the resource, which will then be tested and further developed over the next year.

For more information about the Greater Expectations project or to get involved, check out information on our web site

Friday, May 01, 2009

Endless Scholar » 250 Tablet PC Tips

250 yes 250 tips for using a tablet PC link thanks to Ian f
one of tablet guru's