A while back I was involved in a discussion about copyright on John Connell's blog, I've just had another though about teaching copyright.I occasionally look through the stats for the school website and see were links etc are coming from. today I noticed some connections to youtube and myspace. I followed a couple up and…

More testing of the script, pretty painless process. Once the html opens in BBEdit I preview and add alt text. Probably should improve script to respect existing alt text. I wonder too about the copyright implications. I see this as a way to point interesting photos and their real homes. Would anyone object to this…

Replied to Ian Guest on Twitter (Twitter)
“Did you realise you might have lost your Google 'View image' button? I didn't. "Anger at Google image search 'peace deal'" https://t.co/RW2doyhaaf via @Downes There's a lot to think about in here.”
This is fascinating to me for a couple of reasons: When I tested it I'd forgotten I'd been using duckduckgo.com on all my devices for 4 months, so I could see a view file link. Obviously I've not missed google searches. Is it such a bad thing that you have to visit a site to download…

I've been involved with Glow Blogs as product owner for a few years now 1. I think my main aim has been to avoid the stagnation that happened with the previous system and to keep the service as useful as possible for teachers and pupils 2. So far we have I think managed that by…

As an enthusiastic proponent of pupil blogging when I first heard about the e-Portfolio system developed in Glow Blogs I was rather worried. I think this was around 2012. I had been excited about Glow Blogs giving the opportunity to Scottish teachers to get blogging into their classrooms. When I saw e-Portfolios appear I saw…

I’ve often posted links to this blog and on occasion whole sets of links, usually from my pinboard collection. I’ve created them in various way. The idea is somewhat inspired by other blogs and the fairly recent resurgence of bloggers posting Newsletters 1. My favourite is Tom Woodward’s Weekly Web Harvest which is an inspiration,…

This is pretty basic stuff but I've found it useful in class. I've often combined writing poetry with digital tools in the classroom. There are a lot of short forms that mean even the slowest typist can produce something good in limited time. From a pupil blogging perspective pupils of varying ability often get great…