Monthly Archives: April 2013

The end of Tablet PCs are near… according to Blackberry’s CEO⤴

from @ Mr McGowan's Learning Blog

Blackberry’s CEO Thorsten Heins, predicts that tablet PCs will soon be a thing of the past and will be taken over by smartphones.

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/blackberry-ceo-tablets-will-be-dead-in-five-years/2013/04/30/dd3b6446-b18d-11e2-bbf2-a6f9e9d79e19_story.html?wprss=rss_social-postbusinessonly&Post+generic=%3Ftid%3Dsm_twitter_washingtonpost

 

Personally I am unsure as smartphone screens are still too small and give many people (me included) eye strain. So personally, I think his argument may be flawed.

Congratulations to me⤴

from @ almostab.com

managing-successful-programmes15 months ago I along with two colleagues took part in a Managing Successful Programmes course. Due to work commitments beyond my control, I didn’t manage to sit the ‘Practitioner’ exam on the last day of the course. I was gutted, as I’d been looking to do the course for a number of years for my own professional development, so not having the chance to gain the qualification was a disappointment. For those of you that know the course, you sit a ‘Foundation’ exam mid week, but the true test of the course is the application of the theory in a practical example. A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to sit in on the course again, but this time I sat the ‘Practitioner’ exam – and passed!

When your confidence takes a knock, it’s lovely to have little moments like this that help boost it again. Turns out I do know quite a bit about Managing Successful Programmes after all.

 

 

Progress in my classroom? It’s Invisible.⤴

from @ I've Been Thinking

Progress is central to everything we do, but I also feel that it is sometimes misunderstood. Plenty of excellent posts have already been submitted for April Blogsync outlining specific ways in which progress can be planned and measured, and everyone will have their own approach to this. In terms of technical procedures I have an […]

Progress in my classroom? It’s Invisible.⤴

from @ I've Been Thinking

Progress is central to everything we do, but I also feel that it is sometimes misunderstood. Plenty of excellent posts have already been submitted for April Blogsync outlining specific ways in which progress can be planned and measured, and everyone will have their own approach to this. In terms of technical procedures I have an […]

Game-based learning: latest evidence and future directions⤴

from

This new 48-page report from the National Foundation for Educational Research contains the following recommendations and ‘take-home’ points for teachers: The evidence suggests that game-based learning can improve engagement and motivation, but don’t rely on games to improve attainment – there is still a lot we don’t know about the impact of video games on […]

Graphology⤴

from @ Mr McGowan's Learning Blog

In Higher Business Management graphology is mentioned briefly as a selection method in Human Resources. While the UK and USA experts do not think it is a valid, France (and Poland for that matter) take it a bit more seriously.

 

Here is an article from the BBC here.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22198554

 

Also remember to look at the differences in Richard Nixon’s signature (I have put it on the blog before). One that was taken when he was newly elected, and later when he was under severe stress of the Watergate scandal. There is an incredible difference.