Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Normal service will now be resumed...

It's finished, it's been handed in and it's all over bar the shouting. I should be able to let you know around the 21st of May(ish) if it was all worth it.

Originally uploaded by Moonrhino
Towards the end it was more than a little painful trying to finish. I went right to the wire but it was handed in on Monday, so now I just have to wait. I'll try to get back to blogging properly soon.

For now I mostly want to lie in a dark corner somewhere and sleep.

For now I just want to note that shortly after I dropped out of updating and following blogs to concentrate on meeting my deadline David Warlick picked up on one of my posts. I've been following David Warlick since I heard him speak at SETT some years ago so I find it's slightly bizzare (and pleasing) to read that he's been following me since then too. So, I'm about to head over there to leave a belated comment on his post... and then I really need to get on with one of the many things that were put on hold in the last few weeks.

Friday, April 03, 2009

We interupt this service...

I've made a big mess and I'm now in danger of missing a major writing deadline. Everything is going on hold in a desperate attempt to finish on time. There may be an occasional Twitter style update... but don't hold your breath. See you on the 27th of April.

Fun on Friday #26: Twittersheep

Know who your friends are...

Twittersheep produces a word cloud based on the bios of the people following you (or anyone else for that matter) on Twitter. For example, here's mine:

Not surprisingly, teacher features strongly as does education and learning. Compare with Stephen Fry's flock (or at least the part that I could fit on one screen):

Interesting how strongly geeks and students feature! According to the Guardian's April Fool:
Currently, 17.8% of all Twitter traffic in the United Kingdom consists of status updates from Stephen Fry, whose reliably jolly tone, whether trapped in a lift or eating a scrumptious tart, has won him thousands of fans. A further 11% is made up of his 363,000 followers replying "@stephenfry LOL!", "@stephenfry EXACTLY the same thing happened to me", and "@stephenfry Meanwhile, I am making myself an omelette! Delicious!"
Perhaps not my most useful post but I think it counts as Fun on Friday. |:-)

Thursday, April 02, 2009


I just received an email with details on the latest edition of inspirED:
...a collection of news and stories to inspire anyone interested in innovative approaches to teaching and learning
The email thanked me for "...helping us to distribute inspirED" which made me feel a bit guilty because I don't remember helping in any way. Hence the post.

It's published by futurelab and there a bundle of good articles in this edition so hopefully at least one will catch your eye.