Tuesday, August 29, 2006

If it ain't broke, why fix it? - Education News - theage.com.au

Kevin Child's review of 'Only connect ... ' is quite interesting. He does a good job of capturing the feeling and sentiment expressed in many chapters in the book. I'm not surprised that he liked the teacher contributions - they are for me quite powerful and grounded accounts of great English teaching.

His 'outsider' perspective is also fresh. It suggests to me that educators can take their problems very seriously and perhaps become a little to precious. If we are to learn to communicate professional knowledge to a wider audience we have lots of work to do.


Saturday, August 19, 2006

My virtual chance at a second life

Second Life stuff. Seems everyone is getting on the virtual world bandwagon. Wider acceptance or curiosity about things most people will never do? A bit of both?


Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Study shows IM is OK - like we needed a study?

Researchers at the University of Toronto have done us all a favour and concluded that, 'contrary to popular opinion, instant messaging may not be harming the literacy of today's internet savvy teenagers'.