Friday, November 5, 2010

I'm baaaaaaack (?)

I've had a little (OK, a gargantuan) break from this blog. I've been busy with other school based projects and have concentrated my bloggyness on a more personal one.

But every now and then, I feel the need to get back into my digi blog. Never more so than now, when we've reached such an exciting time in education. And when I'm lucky enough to be playing a big (if not brief) part in it.

For the past six weeks, I have been working in a position with the fairly exciting title of 'Learning Technologies Officer'. It pretty much means what it sounds like it means: I get to spend all day learning about and working with technology that will be used to enhance education.

When I first started this blog (waaaaay back in March 2008, I never dreamed I'd be lucky enough to work in the job I'm now working in. I'd been learning from Learning Technologies Officers, and thought their job was fairly cool. But it hadn't crossed my mind that I could actually do it.

I've come in during  a fairly exciting time in our education department. We are in the early stages of adopting a new VLE (Virtual Learning Environment), and I've been busy both learning how to use it and teaching other people how to use it. Challenging, but fun!

Attitudes are also changing, with many schools now buying netbooks and iPads, and configuring their spaces to make flexible learning a reality.

But until I get my blogging act together again, I thought the best thing I can do is start piling in here the readings and resources that I plan to read or use. That way, I can find them all quickly. I do have a delicious account, but I thought I'd use this to. Then I can share them with you too! (if anyone actually reads it!) - This site has conveniently gathered the links to many awesome web 2.0 tools. - It's possible that too much Heppell could make me a little crazy, but he has some good things to say. I was lucky enough to meet him and hear him speak several times last month.

I'll add more later...

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