Olivia Colman has a funny story to tell on Wikipedia about the age displayed in her biography in the online encyclopedia. The opportunity for a Wikipedia fact-checking.
Nice opertunity to counter poor reporting of Wikipedia accuracy.
These attempts to introduce IDL, and the national guidance that prompted them, have tended to be characterised by a lack of conceptual clarity about inter-disciplinary approaches, leading in many cases to activities that were not really inter-disciplinary, at best being cross-curricular. Public discourse around IDL uses many different terms interchangeably – for example, cross-curricular, integrated, thematic – which are conceptually distinctive but regularly conflated.
Looking forward to the next post:
which will follow in a few days, will explore what needs to be addressed if IDL is to become a practical reality in Scottish schools.
“Amazingly, the link still works” Two amazing things 1) In a piece looking back over 1000 of his linkblog posts, Charles Arthur finds it remarkable that a link from 2010 still works. 2) The piece seems to be on Medium and nowhere else. I reckon the two observatiuons are linked (haha). Which m...
This is an update to my 2018 article on how I set up my WordPress site.
Every year, at the Indieweb Summit, we have the State of the Indieweb(it’s the year of the Reader, by the way). The head of the WordPress project gives his State of the Word. I even watched the Governor of my State give his State of the state. As I go through my 2018 Year in Review, I wanted to co...
Learn how to create a portable timelapse rig with your Raspberry Pi and Docker. Capture sunrise and sunset from your hotel room or your pets while at work
Trying this out now. Some things I’ve not done before (Docker) but the instructions work. Unfortunately it is now dark.
A few weeks ago, I bought a Google Assistant-powered smart display and put it in our kitchen in place of the DAB radio.
Doug talks about he power of pulling out old photos. I like the on this day bit of my phone’s phones and the ability to find out what I was doing a year(or years) ago. I’ve been finding my On This Day page on this blog fascinating and would highly recommend anyone to try it out. I don’t suppose having it public is necessary as it will only be of interest to me.
Replied to More thoughts about Micro.blog as an indie social network by Paul Jacobson (Paul Jacobson) Brad Enslen is doing some great work over at Micro.blog, spreading the word about this innovative service. He published a post titled “The Case for Moving Your Social Network to Micro.blog"
...There are loads of issues linked to the poverty gap, health and well-being issues and attainment, but I’m not convinced that school is always the place to solve them...
I am not convince either. Kenny has, as usual, a lot more intelligent things to say on the matter. A good end of year read.
Kenny goes on:
And we need to find a balance between thinking that Scottish Education is going to hell in a handcart and those who refuse to acknowledge that and believe that all is a shiny brochure and a Twitter feed.