Inspired by a Possum

Inspired by an anonymous possum is not normally how I would start a blog post,  but the incongruous “EdTech Possum” tweeted sometime in July about Twitter and specifically Tweetchats. Well the first statement “Twitter is not a Personal Learning Network” is contextual, clearly for this particular marsupial, no it probably isn’t. But it is for…

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Changing the narrative: bell curves and refusal

Donna Lanclos just gave a keynote on “refusal”. It sounds quite negative, but we’d been chatting about the idea, and refusal as act of engagement is something we see a lot of in the sector. Most often we dismiss it, consigning those who refuse change to “not wanting to change”, or “lazy”, or “they don’t…

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Mapping for Change

Lego figures on a stage

Over the last few years I have been working with colleagues (Donna Lanclos and David White) on the Visitor and Residents process. These resources are now available and ready to use, with this post, Donna’s and Dave’s adding some of the the context. Visitor and Resident as a continuum of observed behaviours works well; and…

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Marginal Gain and Digital Capability

[caption id="attachment_7820" align="alignright" width="285"] Making small changes in digital practice[/caption] I was recently looking at the visitor and resident map I had drawn around my own digital capability and practice and was wondering what I could or should be doing that would make a big change to my own practice. Later in the day I…

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