Well, who would have thought I’d still be writing a post here after all this time. Yes, ten years. Ten years of putting thought to keyboard and recording all sorts of crazy things over the past 3,654 days.
Around six months ago I made the worst decision I have made in a long time. It was a decision that was supposed to take the school forward, and help continue staff and pupil development using technology.
Here's a rare thing - a post. A post on this site!
Quite a while ago Dughall McCormick (@dughall) introduced me to something new - Augmented Reality through Aurasma. The same evening as he introduced it, I began thinking of how to use it within education. You can see some of the experiments in this blog. It was whilst these experiments were undertaken that an idea was beginning to form in the back of my mind. It was ambitious. It was ridiculous. But with new web based tools that were being released on a regular basis, it was becoming more and more evident that it might just be possible to achieve.
First it was an app and a short animated film, and now it's become...
...a wonderful book that can be read and adored by children and adults alike. Plus, if you download the 'Imag N O tron' app it becomes an Augmented Reality book with additional extras and suprises. Buy it, download it. Admire it.
Yesterday I took my daughter and a friend of hers to the Harry Potter Studio Tour experience for a birthday treat. We travelled into - and then back out of - London before reaching the complex at Leavesden. We travelled by East Midlands Trains and a double decker bus and not, unfortunately, via the Hogwarts Express and the Knight Bus.
Brilliant article on the BBC Magazine about attitudes towards footballers following this summers Olympics...
The achievements of Team GB at the Olympics have led to a wave of criticism of footballers. They've been lambasted for being overpaid, arrogant underachievers. But why do some people hate footballers so much?
Ex-England striker Michael Owen knew there was trouble ahead when the Olympics started.
In a post on his blog he wrote: "I turned to my wife, Louise, while sat in our lounge at home watching the Olympics, and said, 'just you watch footballers get hammered once this is over'. And here we are two weeks on with the bandwagon in full flow."
Not too long ago our old faithful CRT TV set finally gave up the ghost and died on us. After struggling to remove the dead weight of an old fashioned TV set, we splashed out and bought a Samsung Smart TV, with its SmartHub feature.
I was having a clear out of my study, and whilst looking through my "man tin" of bits and bobs I came across a blast from the past. A little longer than an iPhone, but narrower and thinner, it was an essential item back in the days.