Liked Dylan Wiliam on Twitter (Twitter)

“Now this is very interesting, and I don’t think at all obvious. Reading challenging texts aloud, and at a fast pace, improved the reading comprehension of all students, but for the lowest achievers, the gains were almost twice as great: https://t.co/TxJ1MZPI4X.”

I’ve noticed I do this less and less as there seems to be more and more you have to do each day.   Need to make more time for reading to class next session.

Replied to Show Me Your Feeds….I’ll Show You Mine by an author

If you read this blog, I am curious to see what other blogs you read / bloggers you follow. Do you publish your list of feeds somewhere, as a page, or as a OPML file? If not, would you be willing to send me an opml export from your feedreader? If not, can you post or comment your five recommended bl…

Ton, you might be interested in feedBase Dave Winers site for folk to share list of feeds. FWIW mine is johnjohnston’s subs. I’ve not put all the blogs I read in there but testing a selection.

Liked Michael Tsai – Blog – Meet the New Dropbox

I’ve enjoyed dropbox for a long time, but has become less useful to me first stopping the hosting web pages and then when the school network where I worked blocked it. I now use O365 OneDrive for syncing files from home to work quite happily.  I’ve quite a few aliased  setting files and the like sitting in dropbox, but they are only used from my home mac now. One or two drafts action send text from my phone to dropbox but nothing very important.

I think I’ll be trying to tidy up and drop dropbox over the summer holidays.

Some of the quotes in the linked post drip with sarcasm.

Liked Quick Fix — a vending machine for likes and followers – Raspberry Pi (Raspberry Pi)

Art installation and social commentary from maker Dries Depoorter, with a Pi, and Arduino, and a nicely finished enclosure.

Quick Fix — a vending machine for likes and followers

Quick Fix is a vending machine (and art installation) that sells social media likes and followers. Drop in a coin, enter your social media account name, and an army of fake accounts will like or follow you

 

sounds like fun on several levels.

Replied to David Hughes on Twitter (Twitter)

“Here’s a joyful blog. “It is a pretty wonderful school: with teachers and staff that foster a happy, nurturing, stimulating learning environment for the children and provide learning experiences that are inspiring and enduring.” Thanks Alastair. https://t.co/ZRP4oAZdlH”

The linked post Bushcraft Week with Thornlie Primary – Aspen Outdoors Ltd is great. Often folk working with schools post the nice photos but this one has some great activities spelt out too.