When a carpenter from Billund in Denmark created a new toy from plastic that could be joined together in 1947 he hit upon a great idea, and Lego as we know it was born.
It was this time last year - at the start of the Easter holidays - that I had the biggest shock of my life. I'd finished a busy spring term, it was the first Saturday of the holidays, and I was relaxing. I'd gone from flat out (the frantic end to a term, podcasts, vodcasts, website posts, assessments, marking, etc) to nothing and my body couldn't cope in it's exhausted state. It broke. And I was left lying in a cardiac ward, post heart attack, and wondering what was going to happen next.
Twitter has been around for a while now, and I've been using it within school for around 18 months. I've previously set up a school Twitter account (@porchester) that is used to tweet the latest articles that appear on the school website - as well as the occasional other piece of news that needs to passed on quickly (think back to the wintry weather at the start of the year).
One of the features I like about the iPhone is the way it checks whether any of the apps installed on a phone have been updated with newer, or working, versions. This week has seen a steady flow of updates available for the apps on my iPhone.
I took one of the upper school classes this afternoon for an extra ICT session, and chose to focus on the 2Design and Make application within 2Simples Online Tools that we can access through our school website.
During the last half term, the lower school were busy learning logo using both The Crystal Rain Forest (through the Sherston online Crystal Channel) and Logo within the Online Tools facility from 2Simple.