Read: A Thousand Moons by Sebastian Barry ★★★☆☆
This was good fun but I think I prefer his less eventful books such as Annie Dunn.

Read: Nightingale by Marina Kemp ★★★★☆
I enjoyed this, absorbing description of seasons in France, reviling characters and story slowly. Slight fall away at the end.

Read: The Fifth Book Of Peace by Maxine Hong Kingston ★★★☆☆ I didn’t really enjoy the middle section set in Hawaii, but the last about working with Vietnam veterans was interesting and absorbing.

Read: Middle England by Johnathan Coe ★★★★☆ Almost like a series of sketches played very much to my liberal values. Enjoyable rather than thought provoking.

Read: They Knew Mr Knight by Dorothy Whipple ★★★★☆ I am getting through most of the authors books by now. This seems most obviously moral, although I didn’t notice all of the Christian symbolism. The writing is clear and I enjoy being taken to the period.

Read Known issues with Minecraft: Education Edition (Minecraft: Education Edition Support)

While we hope that no bugs slip through into the products we ship, we are a team of humans and inevitably we won’t be able to catch all issues. Here is a list of what we know is out there:
Current …

Unable to open .mcworld files on iOS 1.13

  • Versions Impacted: iPad
  • Workaround: None at this time
  • Status: This is a known issue set to be fixed our patch release est. Jan 29.

from: Known issues with Minecraft: Education Edition – Minecraft: Education Edition Support

I was glad to read this, because I was sure it had worked before.

Read Olive Again by Elizabeth Strout ★★★★★, maybe not quite as great as Olive Kitteridge but still… got better and better as it went on and the last paragraph… 📚

Read Seven years of open (

Happy New Year! This is traditionally a time for reflection so as I take the reins of the Open Scotland blog for January I will take the opportunity to look back on seven years of the Scottish Open…

Seven years of open | Open Scotland

Over the course of this month, I hope to explore activity in Scotland related to some of these lesser-blogged-about areas of open practice. Given my own role in widening access with the Open University in Scotland, you can expect to hear about projects I’ve been involved with. I am very much hoping that these can be the start of a conversation and would love to hear about – and boost – some of the exciting things you’ve been doing since the Declaration.

Sounds like an interesting development in the Open Scotland world. We don’t talk about OER at school level much, as far as I know, I wish we did.