Talking Carl

Initially, during an ‘app swap’ session at an educational tech conference (#pelc10), I couldn’t see the point of this app, but decided that it was only 59p, and my colleague seemed almost unable to use it for laughing. What Can You Do With It? Strictly speaking, there’s not a lot to this app. Carl will Continue Reading →

Keep Calm and Carry On: iPhone Skins

You can purchase these from the States here. Thanks to Melanie Bastable for telling me about these… a combination of two of my favourite things since 2009! Second World War Posters Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. British Home Front Propaganda posters as researched for a PhD completed 2004. In 1997, unwittingly wrote the first history of Continue Reading →

Would Jesus text?

“Filippone, “We found out that about 80 % of this generation will look at your website before they ever look into the foyer of your church.” Social media, i.e.. Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, blogging etc. .has exploded, looking at the numbers. Facebook alone claims 400 million members, Twitter is expected to go over 26 million Continue Reading →

3 Ways Educators are Embracing Social Technology

“The modern American school faces rough challenges. Budget cuts have caused ballooning class sizes,¬† many teachers struggle with poorly motivated students, and in many schools a war is being waged on distracting technologies. In response, innovative educators are embracing social media to fight back against the onslaught of problems. Technologies such as Twitter and Skype Continue Reading →

Museum Visits: iPhone

Just watching this video as I prepare a lecture on how digitisation affects the museum experience, something that has fascinated me, although I haven’t really done much theory on it! These guys indicate how an iPhone and some QR codes can give an interactive experience for those wandering round the museum. A friend & I Continue Reading →