#EmptyShelf 2016 #21: Allegiant (Harper Collins, 2015)

Last year, I read all three in the Divergent novels in one go. Teenage fiction is always fascinating, as it usually has a strong moral tone to it, and I’ve always enjoyed reading utopian and dystopian future books – especially ones where the things that we don’t even think about are encountered for the first time and have to be explained! Over the past weekend, I’ve watched the two films that are available on Amazon Continue Reading →

[FILM] Highrise

This film from Canada looks interesting: Universe Within reveals the hidden digital lives of highrise residents around the world. Trapped in our highrise units, how do we find love, hate, peace, god or community online? Visit Site… might fit well with this event from LST Faith in the Future.  drbexl Life Explorer, HE/learning, Christian, cultural history, WW2 posters: Keep Calm & Carry On, digital world, coach, ENFP, @digitalfprint, @ww2poster http://drbexl.co.uk Like it? Share it…

BETT: Education Changing Technologies

At the BETT show, there were a range of technologies indicating that they could change the shape of education, including 3D printing, wearable tech, learning analytics and big data, cloud-based services: We asked Andrew McGregor, deputy chief innovation officer at education technology consortium Jisc, to give us his thoughts and mark each one out of 10 in four areas: innovation, potential to revolutionise higher education, usefulness and novelty value. Read full story. Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer Continue Reading →

#AdventBookClub: Day 23: Hope for the Future

Tired, but this caught my eye as I’m heading to bed (I’ve been sorting out photo files on my laptop, and the software kept ‘spinning’ #slow… all good practice for #waiting) … and I think a number of us are waiting to see what we have in the morning, as the wind continues to howl around… From now on… calls us to look forward positively whilst still living realistically in the present. It is a Continue Reading →

#AdventBookClub: Day 8: Surprising Futures

“Surprise!” That’s how I might feel if I saw a primrose peeking out of some snow… although maybe not so much over these past few years! There’s encouragement in both the readings today – Glusenkamp draws on the story of the 5 loaves and the fishes to say that there are constant surprises on the journey with Jesus, but that there is always more than enough for all… Maggi Dawn encourages us to think about Continue Reading →

9 Stories About #DigitalParenting 06/12/13

Keeping track of a number of stories relating to ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age‘ in the news: Emotions in the digital sphere and the effect on future generations: We live in a strange age now where a large proportion of our daily interaction tends to take place online. This affects almost every generation, from children through to adults, most of whom are constantly digitally interacting with others, whether via business emails or social networking sites such Continue Reading →

Six Social Media Trends for 2010

“In 2009 we saw exponential growth of social media. According to Nielsen Online, Twitter alone grew 1,382% year-over-year in February, registering a total of just more than 7 million unique visitors in the US for the month. Meanwhile, Facebook continued to outpace MySpace. So what could social media look like in 2010? In 2010, social media will get even more popular, more mobile, and more exclusive — at least, that’s my guess. What are the near-term Continue Reading →