Really enjoyed this one. Some amazing stories of crab sex & the shorey shore-thing. I was left wondering why Adam Nicolson made rock pools rather than observe pre existing ones? I think I might get the book, The Sea is Not Made of Water: Life Between the Tides.
The OECD has published its long-awaited report into Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence (CfE). With Curriculum for Wales sharing many similarities with CfE, Jane and Finola discuss whether Wales can avoid some of the issues raised by the OECD.
Given I am pretty unlikely to read the whole of the OECD report on CfE I found this podcast very interesting. It also encouraged me to read at least the executive summary in the holidays. The hosts discuss CfE from a Welsh perspective of following in the footsteps of CfE and avoiding the pitfalls.
Both the report and the podcast hosts made the point about lack of time being a main barrier to staff involvement in curriculum development.
One of the areas discussed was the difficulty in communication the vision of CfE or Curriculum for Wales. This leads me to think a good way, given teachers are time poor, would be a series of podcasts which can be consumed while commuting or dish washing (if anyone washes dishes by hand any more). I certainly found this podcast easier to digest than I would reading the whole report.
Sidenote, the podcast is on spotify/anchor. I spent a bit of time playing with anchor as it developed but lost touch as it pivoted one time too many.
Windscape is an exciting children’s adventure that explores the dilemma between the usefulness of wind farms and the beautiful scenery they can sometimes destroy.
Paul Murdoch, the author of Windscape has recorded the audio for each chapter, created learning material and made them available for free.
With Paul’s permission I’ve taken the resources and turned it into a Glow Blog.
Windscape – an exciting children’s adventure by Paul Murdoch
and a podcast to which you can subscribe on: apple or android.
I have already started using the resource with my class and am looking forward to continuing.
As the audio is a blog it is easy to change things, we are open to adding to the learning resources if anyone has ideas. You can get in touch through the site.
Join hosts Martin Feld, Andrew Canion, and Jason Burk as they make their way through topics such as technology, coffee, books, culture, and more from different hemispheric views. Plus, cool accents! ;)
Listened: It’s Very Internet! @canion, @Burk & @martinfeld with guest @macgenie. Really enjoyed this one. The micro.blog section was good and The Oldest Thing In Our House” was great. Has me searching the house! Super show notes.
Scotland’s most prolific teacher vlogger gives his tips for creating content – and calls for all teachers to share their practice ‘more freely’
Henry Hepburn, @Henry_Hepburn & Emma Seith, @Emma_Seith interview Blair Minchin (@Mr_Minchin). Interesting opinions on sharing, returning to school during covid and more. I imagine Blair’s class go home exhausted every day.
After reading the great article in the Observer Michael Sandel: ‘The populist backlash has been a revolt against the tyranny of merit’ I subscribed to the podcast.
The best thing about the podcast is how Michael Sandel, summarises and pushed the arguments on without any delay.
I am enjoying listing to podcasts again now I am commuting once more.
In normal times I listen to podcasts. As I do this on a commute I’ve only listened to 2 episodes since schools shut. I miss it.
When listening I often want to remember something for later, perhaps for a blog post or like, usually this ends in frustration as my memory fails. I imagined a podcast player that had voice control and would let you make voice notes. Today this imagining came true.
Castro, the podcast app I use, had an update. This includes a pile of very welcome Siri integration which will help with hands free problems.
Even better the addition of shortcuts and one of the examples gathers info about the current playing episode and allows you speak a note. This is collated with data about the episode, podcast name, Castro url, show notes, position and saved into a New note.
I managed to edit the shortcut to get the information into Drafts instead. I’ve tested it a few times and I am now good to go when commuting starts again on 11 August.
Henry Hepburn, @Henry_Hepburn interviews Chris Smith, @aap03102, This was a pretty delightful listen for all sorts of reasons. Chris shows a healthy dislike of inservice days;-)
I particularly like the idea that his subject, maths, could be of interest to pupils in itself. Lessons, and activities don’t always need be part of a project, although Chris talked about great ones, or in preparation for a career.
10. Raymond Chandler – The High Window – Backlisted
Poking through the Backlisted backlist, this is a joy.