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  • Blog Post: Shift Happens to students

    Of course, you’ll have seen the UK version of Shift Happens that I created in 2007 too many times already. But recently, I’ve been asked by various people to create mini-versions for specific events. And finally, the penny has dropped that I can share them with you if I used a copyright-free soundtrack...
  • Blog Post: Innovative Schools – the “trailer” video

    Yesterday, I wrote about the Innovative Schools videos – four schools, two hours of video, 187 pages of supporting documentation and hundreds of ideas. The question from day one of the project was “ How do we make this digestible? ”. You know the situation – somebody has a great series of videos, so...
  • Blog Post: Top Ten Blog Posts

    I had a look back at my blog statistics this morning, and thought you might be interested to see the Top 10 blog posts from this blog – just in case you missed any of them Rank Date Title Link #1 June 07 Shift Happens/Did you Know This was #1 by a mile! View ...
  • Blog Post: Jersey e-Learning Day

    Yesterday I went to (not so) sunny Jersey, where the roads are narrower than my rural broadband pipe! Although I was only there for 24 hours, I got to see the whole island – mainly as a result of the air display, which forced me to return to the airport via the “long” route. It was a great day, with...
  • Blog Post: Shift Happens UK download

    It's been quite a while since I posted up the UK Shift Happens presentation,and UK Shift Happens download. For some reason, whilst checking the pages this evening, the server seems to be having a problem with the page. So, to ensure that everybody can still get it, here it is all over again: Shift...
  • Blog Post: Shift Happens and Freezing Frogs

    One of the most popular pages on this blog is the Shift Happens presentation, which I tailored for a UK audience. The original US version has been viewed on over 3 million times on YouTube now, and I am regularly coming across people who have seen my UK version at conferences and meetings. You can download...
  • Blog Post: Bolton's BSF Conference

    This week my colleague Chris Poole was invited to run a session at a conference for 3 local authorities coming into the BSF programme. Tribal, one of our education consulting partners, have been asked by Blackburn & Darwen to help their envisioning and creation of their Strategy for Change document...
  • Blog Post: Talking about "Today, Next Week and Next Year" with the DCSF

    Earlier in the year, a small group from the DfES (as it was then) visited a number of high-tech companies in the US, in order to evaluate how technology would impact and support learning in the future. As a follow on from that, Microsoft were invited this week to present a summary of that information...
  • Blog Post: Dysg e-Learning Conference

    I had a great time at the Dysg e-learning conference today, sponsored by the Welsh Assembly Government. The sessions throughout the day looked at what colleges and schools were doing to take e-learning forward, with a large focus on virtual learning environments and collaborative working between schools...
  • Blog Post: Simon Dutton Associates Conference

    On Friday29th June, I was invited to present to the Simon Dutton Associates/Paritor conference. Although I am used to talking with local authority service teams delivering educational services, it was the first time I'd ever presented to an audience responsible for peripatetic music services, and talking...
  • Blog Post: Shift Happens/Did You Know?

    Over the last few months, a PowerPoint presentation has been doing the rounds, which has a strong message for educational audiences. It works as an opener for conferences or events where the future of education and learning is under discussion, or where you want to provoke a discussion about learning...
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