Blogging IT and EDucation

Blogging, and other tools generally…

I’ve started looking through various bookmarked pages; an interesting co-incidence that when I thought I’d try to look at a range of aspects of Blogging in HE, I found that WordPress now offers the ability to use an online creator at WordPress.com to write for a self hosted blog. Not sure I’d bother in the…

Yet another day ..

… today it’s “Safer Internet Day” (at least in the UK). While I haven’t had time to really look at everything, the UK Safer Internet Centre has a wealth of resources, aimed at those from 3 upwards – including their parents and carers – here’s just one of them. Safer Internet Day 2016: Red and…

A range of tools.

For a long time now I have been accumulating links to “useful” pages, sites etc., Some are in Pocket (I’ve had an account there since it was ReadItLater), some in Diigo (moved to that after Delicious was taken over by Yahoo! and lost some functionality [now largely regained]); and some in Evernote  (generally personal links –…

New job!

When I left Portsmouth University in September, I’d never imagined that I’d have been offered a new job before Christmas (after all, the plan was to sell the house, move North, get to know the area, *then* start looking for work). However, a post as Educational Technologist came up at Dundee University – I’m now…

And to the future …

I finally left the University of Portsmouth last week, after 17 years, 1 as a student, 16 working. Now to start to think about where I want my career to go – right now eLearning and/or primary computing are the areas that are particularly attracting me. I haven’t yet plucked up the courage to check to…

… and Google+

I’d read that it’s possible to move from one G+ account to another; however, it seems that it’s far more difficult than it appears (mostly because Google have removed the tool they used to offer. At present, all I can do is to use the vcf cards from the Google Takeout (which are handily grouped…

Google drive …

Part of my moving is to transfer files that I’d created in Google drive to whoever will be teaching it next – easy, I thought, just make the new lecturer the owner of the folder. But, it’s not so easy. I have to make them the owner of the files too. Add to that, some of…

Moved!

This move wasn’t quite as smooth as the last time I tried; at least, when I tried to back up the whole site, move files & databases, I ran into issues. When I exported all the posts & pages into a virgin install, it was very smooth. I do now have to look at all…

Better batteries?

Hope these don’t cost too much more than existing ones & more to the point, don’t take too long to arrive! [Oh, and don’t take inordinately long to recharge when they need it!] But, perhaps Samsung should go on the list of next possible phones 🙂 Originally shared by +Ronald Buelow New Technology Can Make…

I feel very old now

I remember the first time round for BBC computers! Originally shared by +Steve Fisher BBC – BBC and partners unveil the landmark BBC micro:bit – Media Centre The BBC and partners today unveiled the BBC micro:bit – a pocket-sized, codeable computer that allows children to get creative with technology. In the BBC’s most ambitious education…