Monthly Archives: January 2012

Moving Image Education⤴

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This week students have started their Moving Image Education (MIE) part of their ICT elective.  Animation, filming and moving images are what we will be discussing, reading, doing and reflecting upon to develop a better understanding of how to use MIE in education.

There are two student blogs that I would like to draw your attention to where the students have provided insightful reflections from their own practice and readings.

iCare's post provided the reader with information of the three areas of MIE - Analyse - Create - Explore.  This was taken from the MIE site which the students were asked to read and reflect upon.  iClare the develops her post further by relating MIE to Scottish Education where CfE discuss the how MIE can link to the four capacities of CfE.

Finally, iClare provided an example of how a teacher is using MIE in her classroom.  A very good post which is worth a read.

The next post that I recommend reading was created by iTeach.  Here iTeach starts by referring to the three 'Cs' of MIE which is exemplified through a simple diagram.


iTeach then provided the reader with three sections related to MIE: Why do we need MIE? Why study MIE? MIE and the Curriculum for Excellence.  Again, a clearly written post the is concise and informative.

Moving Image Education⤴

from @ TecnoTeach

This week students have started their Moving Image Education (MIE) part of their ICT elective.  Animation, filming and moving images are what we will be discussing, reading, doing and reflecting upon to develop a better understanding of how to use MIE in education.

There are two student blogs that I would like to draw your attention to where the students have provided insightful reflections from their own practice and readings.

iCare's post provided the reader with information of the three areas of MIE - Analyse - Create - Explore.  This was taken from the MIE site which the students were asked to read and reflect upon.  iClare the develops her post further by relating MIE to Scottish Education where CfE discuss the how MIE can link to the four capacities of CfE.

Finally, iClare provided an example of how a teacher is using MIE in her classroom.  A very good post which is worth a read.

The next post that I recommend reading was created by iTeach.  Here iTeach starts by referring to the three 'Cs' of MIE which is exemplified through a simple diagram.


iTeach then provided the reader with three sections related to MIE: Why do we need MIE? Why study MIE? MIE and the Curriculum for Excellence.  Again, a clearly written post the is concise and informative.

On strike⤴

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We’ve all been very relieved about the good news on the cancer front. Of course. I got big hugs from both the teenagers which nearly made me cry, as it only then sank home what it all really meant.

Later that evening one of the boys suddenly turned to me and said “So does that mean you’re going to start doing our laundry again?”

What?

“Certainly not!”

I’ve been on strike since a particularly bad week somewhere near the start of the chemo when the washing mountain grew and grew and my idle offspring waited for me to deal with it. It was half term, I believe, so it wasn’t as though they were pressed with other duties.

Anyhow I’ve enjoyed being on strike and see no reason to regress. In fact, I regard it as my duty as a mother to stay on strike. Their future wives will surely thank me.

Now, do you reckon I could get them to clean the loo?

 

On strike⤴

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We’ve all been very relieved about the good news on the cancer front. Of course. I got big hugs from both the teenagers which nearly made me cry, as it only then sank home what it all really meant.

Later that evening one of the boys suddenly turned to me and said “So does that mean you’re going to start doing our laundry again?”

What?

“Certainly not!”

I’ve been on strike since a particularly bad week somewhere near the start of the chemo when the washing mountain grew and grew and my idle offspring waited for me to deal with it. It was half term, I believe, so it wasn’t as though they were pressed with other duties.

Anyhow I’ve enjoyed being on strike and see no reason to regress. In fact, I regard it as my duty as a mother to stay on strike. Their future wives will surely thank me.

Now, do you reckon I could get them to clean the loo?

 

News Release: Consultation on new development plan⤴

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East Lothian Council is seeking the views of residents and others on future land-use and development in East Lothian as it prepares a new Local Development Plan. The plan will eventually replace the East Lothian Local Plan 2008. Councillor Barry Turner, the Council’s planning spokesman said: “The Council is interested in hearing the views of […]

Yes! Punches air…⤴

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The CT scan last week was entirely uneventful. That was the first bit of good news. GPD met me on time at the clinic, despite a little detour through the wrong part of the hospital. That was the second bit of good news. But the headline news was that the scan was clear and the CA 125 was normal. Turns somersaults of joy!

We’re celebrating, but in a slightly muted way. A friend has just asked “Is it joy or is it relief?” It’s relief, I think. Of course it’s wonderful that I’m in remission again. The consultant, though, was at pains to stress that the cancer WILL come back – we just don’t know when. The longer I have clear the better, as the more chance there is of another round of treatment being successful. My body needs time to recover from this lot, for starters. We’re into the wait and see, with check-ups every three months and the knowledge that I’m unlikely to revert to six month intervals, let alone ever be signed off as clear. I am still coming to terms with the fact that I will be living with cancer for however long I last; I suspect that this may be even more difficult for the rest of the family to accept.

One of the problems of finishing chemo, that I remember so clearly from last time, is the transition from active treatment to monitoring, when you feel – or maybe know – that there is nothing anyone can do except wait. There’s a bit of a change this time as I’ve started on an oestrogen blocking drug, Letrozole. The tumour was very highly oestrogen sensitive with an ER of around 270, for those who might understand these things. I don’t know about last time as they were just finishing the trials round about then into the use of oestrogen blockers in ovarian cancer. There are of course side effects.  When we came back from the clinic, I sat (OK, I sat on the loo) and read the leaflet that came with them. It went on for pages. I read for a little bit and threw it away. Top trumps:  there’s one that beats them all and I figured I’ll put up with whatever side effects get thrown at me if this can keep things at bay for a little longer.

And as for the non-booked scan, there were copious apologies. It seems I was the first of a string of missing January appointments; the person responsible “has been moved to other duties”. Ah well; the upside for me was that I went directly to the clinic from the scan and got the results, preliminary though they might have been, immediately albeit a week later than planned. The small nodule that had showed up post-operatively on an autumn scan was nowhere to be seen, blitzed we hope by all those toxins. Horrible the chemotherapy may have been but it did its job.

So there we are – remission again. I posted my news on Facebook and got 54 comments and 57 likes. Who knew I had so many friends! And today to celebrate Ray gave me a painting he did last week; take a look here.  So thank you, everyone, for your friendship and your support.

Yes! Punches air…⤴

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The CT scan last week was entirely uneventful. That was the first bit of good news. GPD met me on time at the clinic, despite a little detour through the wrong part of the hospital. That was the second bit of good news. But the headline news was that the scan was clear and the CA 125 was normal. Turns somersaults of joy!

We’re celebrating, but in a slightly muted way. A friend has just asked “Is it joy or is it relief?” It’s relief, I think. Of course it’s wonderful that I’m in remission again. The consultant, though, was at pains to stress that the cancer WILL come back – we just don’t know when. The longer I have clear the better, as the more chance there is of another round of treatment being successful. My body needs time to recover from this lot, for starters. We’re into the wait and see, with check-ups every three months and the knowledge that I’m unlikely to revert to six month intervals, let alone ever be signed off as clear. I am still coming to terms with the fact that I will be living with cancer for however long I last; I suspect that this may be even more difficult for the rest of the family to accept.

One of the problems of finishing chemo, that I remember so clearly from last time, is the transition from active treatment to monitoring, when you feel – or maybe know – that there is nothing anyone can do except wait. There’s a bit of a change this time as I’ve started on an oestrogen blocking drug, Letrozole. The tumour was very highly oestrogen sensitive with an ER of around 270, for those who might understand these things. I don’t know about last time as they were just finishing the trials round about then into the use of oestrogen blockers in ovarian cancer. There are of course side effects.  When we came back from the clinic, I sat (OK, I sat on the loo) and read the leaflet that came with them. It went on for pages. I read for a little bit and threw it away. Top trumps:  there’s one that beats them all and I figured I’ll put up with whatever side effects get thrown at me if this can keep things at bay for a little longer.

And as for the non-booked scan, there were copious apologies. It seems I was the first of a string of missing January appointments; the person responsible “has been moved to other duties”. Ah well; the upside for me was that I went directly to the clinic from the scan and got the results, preliminary though they might have been, immediately albeit a week later than planned. The small nodule that had showed up post-operatively on an autumn scan was nowhere to be seen, blitzed we hope by all those toxins. Horrible the chemotherapy may have been but it did its job.

So there we are – remission again. I posted my news on Facebook and got 54 comments and 57 likes. Who knew I had so many friends! And today to celebrate Ray gave me a painting he did last week; take a look here.  So thank you, everyone, for your friendship and your support.

Sponsored silence…⤴

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Well done to all the class who took part in yesterday’s sponsored silence, which will allow us to raise funds for our upcoming Schoolovision project next term. Can I request please that all money raised be sent in to the school as soon as possible, so that we can decide how best to use what […]

Sponsored silence…⤴

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Well done to all the class who took part in yesterday’s sponsored silence, which will allow us to raise funds for our upcoming Schoolovision project next term. Can I request please that all money raised be sent in to the school as soon as possible, so that we can decide how best to use what […]