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After the Fires

We still have about three months of summer left here in Australia. In that time I expect there will be more fires, more destruction of lives, property and the environment. The only good thing to come out of these fires will be an understanding of the consequences of our country’s inaction. It’s only through these […]

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2019: New Beginnings

The end of year blog post has become a tradition – way to consolidate the year that was and store it away as we move into the next one. I’m incredibly grateful to be in a position to have about 10 days off each year as it’s allowed me to create this ceremony to reflect […]

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Elon Musk is the Worst

I am not a fanboy. Musicians, athletes, actors and artists are capable of amazing things, but I find the idea of fandom and hero worship odd. A few life lessons in hypocrisy and being let down by people you look up to have helped develop a healthy skepticism of the individual. I love plenty of […]

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Data Versus Ideas

So many topics of conversation don’t seem to be able to go very far these days without mentioning data – how important it is, how it’s the new oil, how it all help us solve all the problems. And every time it comes up I become more and more skeptical about what all this data […]

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One Month On

It’s been just over a month since I packed up my car with the bear minimum of personal effects and set course for Adelaide. I ate up those 900km in a day and set up camp in an AirBnB in North Adelaide and raced around open houses and the various real estate agents cramming as […]

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The Next Good Thing

In the last post I talked about how I was on the journey between the Rut, the Transition and the Good Thing. I didn’t actually talk about the good thing, and I guess it’s because I’m in the middle of a process that will take a good few months to finalise. So I don’t know […]

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Things Change

Today I resigned my job and employer of more than 12 years. It’s the place where I started my career in education and the path that led me towards Ed-Tech and online learning. I’m grateful for the opportunities provided to me and I’m proud of the work that I contributed to. The last 12 months […]

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Voices on the Air

It was a tweet that started a frantic search for more information: https://twitter.com/dajbelshaw/status/1157789466532204544 Doug and Dai have been running the TIDE Podcast for some years now, and I’ve listened to every episode. I never had the pleasure of meeting Dai but over the last few years I felt I got to know him through the […]

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EdTech Education Learning Tech

Tech for Learning: Groups that Learn

This is the third post in a series about moving the conversation around technology in education from Administration to Learning. You might want to read the first, Learning Pathways, second Video for Learning and maybe the initial post From Ed Tech to Learning. I’m going to raise some peoples hackles on this one because I […]

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Learning Tech

Tech for Learning: Video for Learning

This is the second post in a series about moving the conversation around technology in education from Administration to use for Learning. You might want to read the first, Learning Pathways and precursor post From Ed Tech to Learning My second idea for a specific learning technology is around the idea of using video for […]