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My take on SWSR

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Firstly I would like to thank the organisers for such a great venue and the WiFi provided. 7MB down was awesome and i’m sure others like my self who do not have such luxuries took advantage of this.

SWSR at ANZ Stadium

SWSR at ANZ Stadium

One of the first things to catch my eye was that my tweets with the #inspire2011 tag were not showing on the big screen. I guess someone has blocked someone, some where along the line.

The four keynote speakers were awesome to say the least this year. For me I wanted to hear Will Richardson. Will was one of the first prominent educationalists I followed on twitter. Having heard both Will and Steve Haragdon speak I was a little miffed. I have friends who live in New York State and in Washington State in the US. When I speak to them they only talk of how bad education is in their local public schools. Repeatedly it is that they have none or limited funding, old technology computing systems which are virtually unusable, and old text books that everyone works from in crowded rooms and so on. Steve and Will spoke like they had full access to modern technology in classrooms, were they could blog, connect to people outside their education system and more to improve what their students were learning.

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April 2nd, 2011 at 3:36 am

Where to start??

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With the DER laptops only a couple of days away I started poking around the Internet looking for anything that might be helpful or stimulate. I came across PLN’s. Personal/Professional Learning Networks. Blog’s as far as the eye could see, total information overload. When I came back to it all the next day I started here with a series of videos with Will Richardson…

The Future

Personal Learning Networks

Followed by…

The more I looked around there more information there was, like this…

The world wide use of Moodle.  This video was made for the first Slovenian Moodle Moot (www.moodle.si).

Then I found some Australian content…

I think it’s fair to say we are starting from the outside barrier in-relation to 1 on 1 laptop classroom education and the the learning curve will be steep.

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July 3rd, 2009 at 11:23 am