I am proposing that we focus on Next Generation Digital Learning and forget about the environment element for now. That’s not to say they are not important (I will come on to them) but that we don’t necessarily need any new environments, we just need better links and connections to the ones we have.Read More An edtech future without more edtech.
Nooooooooooo…………………….. I can’t believe it, my beloved Springpad is to close! I first wrote about Springpad in June 2012 – https://digisim.jux.com/263026 I loved it’s flexibility and functionality. I likened it to a cross between Evernote and Pinterest and how it had changed the way I “collate all that stuff”. I followed up with another article in August […]Read More Spring(pad) has sprung a big leak!!!
So, you’re getting Google Apps for your school/college/business! (or maybe just thinking about it). Either way it’s going to be a great ride. Of course you already know about why you have chosen Google Apps – If not, you can start here: http://www.google.co.uk/enterprise/apps/education/benefits.html But…………there is more to Google than just their apps. It opens up […]Read More There’s more to “Going Google” than just the Google Apps.
I was just doodling & made some social media graphics – pretty sure that I can’t use them anywhere as they represent trademarks, and twitter & Facebook are very clear about not altering their graphics/logos. So these are just for fun! So………..No Creative Commons license on this post!Read More Social media graphics
A fairly superficial “round up” of the current mini tablets. Many of you will know I am an Apple fan and long time user – but I do really like the look of the Nexus and the price point is spot on! The iPad Mini may be mini in size but it’s more than Maxi […]Read More The “mini” tablet roundup!
Recently I was trying to explain to someone why they should tryout Springpad and why in particular they should follow my e-learning notebook: http://sprng.me/c25dv The way I sold it to them was that they should think of my Springpad notebooks as a time saver for them. Consider this – I only put content into my notebook that I have found to […]Read More Being better than a Google search!
Next week I am presenting to a range of senior Higher Ed staff on the definition of blended learning. The best bit about having to discuss things like this with others is that you have to broaden your own view, whilst at the same time trying to establish a common agreement as to what blended […]Read More Blended Learning – Continuum model.
Brilliant example of using motion graphics to bring statistical data alive! If you want to inspire graphics students to use statistical data in their research, get them to watch this and think about how they can utilise their abilities to create a new generation of infomotion (I made that word up in this context, but it’s […]Read More Think Infographic but with motion (Infomotion).
How do you know if your students have understood that key theory you just introduced? You could ask them to put their hands up or…………..just tell them to get their phones out & text the answer to a poll!Read More A reason not to ban mobile phone use in class!
I have been a fan of Springpad since I first came across it. Here I set out 10 ways in which it could be used in education. Think of Springpad as a bit of a cross between Evernote & PinterestRead More Springpad – 10 ideas for using in Education.