Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Bring Your Own Device - Strategy and Exams

Headmaster, Mark Steed, and Dr Nick Dennis from Berkhamsted School made the following presentation at their ICT Open Day. I think it raises some very interesting points and things to consider when deciding on ICT strategy and its impact on examinations.

 

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Saturday, February 09, 2013

Promoting your city with an iPad presentation...

Using technology with magic is not a new thing, but Charlie Caper and Erik Rosales take is a little further with the iPad. Here they are promoting Stockholm in Cannes in 2012. Enjoy!

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Hans Rosling shatters the myth of “developed” versus “developing” nations

Hans Rosling uses Gapminder.org to dispel the myth of the developing vs developed nations, by looking at the mortality rates of children in nations over the last 50 years. There are some interesting points, but I am not sure you can make such statements without looking at more than just the mortality rate. Also the idea that having between 2 and 4 children should be the norm, should be questioned.

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The power of the silent movie

Just in time for Valentines Day, I found this Disney short (2012) about the Paperman. It tells a story without the spoken word. It blends traditional animation and computer animation. The short has received a nomination for Best Animated Short Film at the 85th Academy Awards, and won the Annie Award for Best Animated Short Subject.

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I am an African living in Scotland. A son, a father, an ex-husband, a boyfriend, a teacher and friend trying to piece together the stories that my God, my parents, my ex-wife, my girlfriend, my pupils and my friends are telling me, so that I can tell my own story. Thanks to all for your support and advice. I still love good coffee and popcorn.

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