Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Putting the C into Renfrewshire (Renfrewschire?)

Well that was fun. :-) Ewan and I were invited by Gordon to speak to teachers, councillors, authority people and some parents about educational uses of new web tools. We looked at photo sharing and podcasting as well as blogs and wikis.

John Rooney
John Rooney,
originally uploaded by DavidDMuir
We did it more or less Powerpoint free - concentrating on showing and talking about specific examples. It seemed to go well. Gordon has already made four posts on the evening (here, here, here and here) and Ewan beat me to it as well with a post from the train on his way home. I've posted some pictures, Gordon has posted some better pictures and I suspect Ewan's photos will soon follow. The event was recorded and filmed so more stuff from the event will probably find its way online soon. {Update: As predicted, Ewan has published some photos, Putting the 'C' in ICT (Set), and has made available the podcast we created on the night. Enjoy!} I might even manage a bit of reflection myself. :-)

On an ancient history note, we were introduced by John Rooney, Renfrewshire Council's Director of Education and Leisure Services. I know John because he was my boss in the TVEI project where I worked before I went to Jordanhill. It was good to see him again and I'm sorry we didn't get a better chance for a chat.

Update 2: Audio of the second half of the presentation is now available.

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Gordon McKinlay said...


Thanks a lot for all your hard work in preparation and delivery of the event last night. I did not add anything else last night. By the time I got home, bought pakora and had a glass of wine I was not going anywhere near a computer! I will be posting audio within the next couple of days but it is dependent on finding some time.

Thanks again for a very successful evening.

David said...

You are more than welcome. It really was good fun.

I was tempted by pakora... but when I went in for the carry out, I decided to go the while hog and emerged with a kebab! :-)

Maureen Black said...

Most enjoyable and inspirational presentation which was also fun. Thanks for your enthusiasm and ideas.

David said...

Thanks Maureen. Glad you found it useful.