Monthly Archives: July 2009

LeadMeet 2009- Edinburgh⤴

from

LM

I hope you are all enjoying a well earned summer break.

If you are in Edinburgh next week you might want to consider joining me at LeadMeet 2009 on the evening of Wednesday 29th of July in the Highland Suite, Carlton Hotel.

What is TeachMeet?

“LeadMeet is a variation on the now tried and trusted TeachMeet format. This time we are concentrating on educational leadership.

Learn something new, be amazed, amused and enthused. This is an informal gathering of those curious about educational leadership. We are firm believers in a distributed leadership model so please let us know about leadership models and ideas trialled in your school, ask important questions or simply sign up to take part in learning conversations.

LeadMeet is a fringe event of the Scottish Government Leadership Summer School (now in its 3rd year!)”

If you would like to give a presentation or just listen and lurk like myself, please sign up on the wiki here

I look forward to seeing you there :-)

iPod v Walkman⤴

from @ eCurriculum Blog

image by RosaPomar form Flickr licenced under Creative Commons State of the art technology in it's day, Sony celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the launch of the Sony Walkman this week. In this article BBC news invited 13 year-old Scott Campbell from Aberdeenshire to swap his iPod for a Walkman for a week. It's an amusing stroll down memory lane.

"It took me three days to figure out that there was another side to the tape. "

"I managed to create an impromptu shuffle feature simply by holding down "rewind" and releasing it randomly - effective, if a little laboured."

It does remind me that I used to listen to OU tapes on my own Sony Walkman when I was out with the dog without considering it as innovative at the time. It was just the way it was. So, although range of information and the nature of it (latest and up to the minute) may have changed, I guess the notion of considering mobile technologies as something out of the ordinary might be a mistake. It's just the way it is.

Read Scott's article

iPod v Walkman⤴

from @ eCurriculum Blog

image by RosaPomar form Flickr licenced under Creative Commons State of the art technology in it's day, Sony celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the launch of the Sony Walkman this week. In this article BBC news invited 13 year-old Scott Campbell from Aberdeenshire to swap his iPod for a Walkman for a week. It's an amusing stroll down memory lane.

"It took me three days to figure out that there was another side to the tape. "

"I managed to create an impromptu shuffle feature simply by holding down "rewind" and releasing it randomly - effective, if a little laboured."

It does remind me that I used to listen to OU tapes on my own Sony Walkman when I was out with the dog without considering it as innovative at the time. It was just the way it was. So, although range of information and the nature of it (latest and up to the minute) may have changed, I guess the notion of considering mobile technologies as something out of the ordinary might be a mistake. It's just the way it is.

Read Scott's article