Category: 3) Funnies
I keep chunnering on about Samuel Pepys, but, when the old boy was writing his diaries, he did not suspect that ANYBODY else was going to read his lascivious ramblings. I admire the man for sitting quietly in his private chambers of an evening and recording his impressions of life as it was for him. Who would have thought that anyone would Pepy at THIS blog when it first started, but now it receives hundreds of (manual) searches a day and scores more via RSS feeds.
NOW… why are YOU reading this and haven’t thought about responding to this post, or others, with a comment?
That is something that people are bringing up with me a lot: Blogs are still mainly written and read by folk rather than actively contributed to. Still…
The web is moving from black and white to colour – from text alone, to video and rich images – now it is our chance to join in – and visibly.
I get many e-mails a day from all around the world. I actually think that is better than leaving a comment in MANY ways, (personal, thoughtful and quietly encouraging) but … go on don’t be shy… if you are here, (or any other of the many edu-blogs) jot your thoughts down in comments as well, hey?
Mr McIntosh always picks out a few gems and is worth a comment.
Hang on! Rylands, you hypocrite! How many times have you read Ewan‘s fine witterings and left without a murmer??!!
“You’re a fine one to comment!”
The first “not rocket science!” of 2007 but, if you missed the old ones:
Simply: I am often caught saying it…
All your “It’s not rocket science!” spottings always relished.
Thank you to Alex from Edinburgh for this one.
I am not normally a technobloke but the announcement of the new iPhone has really caught a lot of people’s attention… mine included!
Whether or not it stands a chance of becoming cheap enough to be used as a teaching tool is another matter, but it has got me thinking already!
BETT thursday was busy but, as I sit writing this, Friday looks like it is going to be packed.As anybody who has worked BETT will confess though, the working day is great, but the after-doors-have-closed events are an event in their own rights. Steljes, 2Simple and GigaJam may be some of the most innovative companies in the world of education technology but they also know how to entertain in style.
On more serious matters, I promised I would mention some of the things that have caught my eye so far. Shakespeare Works may be a small company but their stand alone was a gem, all decked out in theatrical spangle. I was impressed by their polished films, but also by the way they link their CD-Roms with, what looks like, inspiring training days.
Shoo-fly continue to surprise, this time with whiteboard pop-up books! A unique visual effect that deserves a lot more attention.
I did a particularly dramatic fall somewhere between both stands but was wearing my T-shirt with “I do all my own stunts!” so got away with a laugh from the stands around. My best finds of the fall were Spiny Software and Crazy talk4. (Both soft landings!) Crazy Talk 4 is the most effective and simple way of creating animated avatars and faces. Has so much potential with children of all abilities. I hope that they make contact with Pete Wells, the Johnny Vegas of education, who already uses this program with his usual wit and flair.
No links for these few days as I am writing online.