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    Inspirations and frustrations

    by  • March 2, 2008 • rant, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    On Friday I took part in a symposium run by BECTA on effective use of VLE technologies.  It was a truly inspirational day – really, and I don’t get inspired easy.  What inspired me was the level of committment and vision in the people I was talking to.  We didn’t talk much about platforms...

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    Parenting Skills

    by  • December 2, 2007 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    .flickr-photo { } .flickr-frame { float: left; text-align: center; margin-right: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Picture.jpg, originally uploaded by ed.podesta. Sarah pops out to the shops for ten minutes, which gives me a great opportunity to hone my parenting skills. A mere 45 seconds later, this is the...

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    Daddy by Maddy

    by  • November 28, 2007 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    .flickr-photo { } .flickr-frame { float: left; text-align: center; margin-right: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Daddy by Maddy, originally uploaded by ed.podesta. Not been posting much lately, lots and lots of domestic bliss in the way of educational flimflammery. Thought I’d share this picture of me by my...

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    Diploma Finished!

    by  • October 22, 2007 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Finally, and due in no small part to the help and guidance from my Supervisor, Anna Pendry, I have finished my PGDES portfolio and handed it in.  Phew! Tell you what, writing in the same house as a  three week old  and a three year old was, well an interesting challenge.  This challenge would’ve...

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    Donald McIntyre

    by  • October 22, 2007 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Although I never met him, I was really sad when I was told of the death of Donald McIntyre former head of Cambridge University’s Faculty of Education.  I’ve been reading lots of Professor McIntyre’s work for my diploma, and it was his ideas about embracing the lack of consensus between school and university viewpoints...

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    The Problem With Mentors (3)

    by  • May 30, 2007 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    It suddenly occured to me that I’d not posted what I planned to about mentors. In fact I was writing my lit. review (again!) today, and decided to look at the blog, to see what I thought about mentoring (it’s not so bad when you’re cutting and pasting from the internet, if you’re cutting...

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    Help Wanted.

    by  • May 20, 2007 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Compounding my previous sin of "bloggony" (posting about something you’ve posted on another site), I’d like to ask for help. I’ve got a project running at school, in which three ITT students are going to spend three weeks making 9 lesson plans and resources for topics across our schemes of work. These lessons are...

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    Andrew Marr on books and ebooks.

    by  • May 13, 2007 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Read the following in an interesting review by Andrew Marr of the iRex iLiad, which is an evocative celebration of the pleasure of reading. All my life I’ve somehow assumed that simply owning books like Tully’s, or the Stalin biography, made me a better person. Well, that didn’t work, but the instinct remains. Which made...

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