Having a sense of how coaching is influencing thinking and practice is integral to not just building trust, but also agency. Agency, as Biesta, Priestly and Robinson (2015) state, is not “something that people can have – as a property, capacity or competence, but something that people do.” Agency is not devoid of feedback however, it is an important process that catalyses reflection and seeks to strengthen relations through dialogue and using information. As a core tenet in the coaching creed, feedback from coaches, to coaches can prove an invaluable source of provocation and growth irrespective of whether the dialogue and data reveal affirmation or challenging news.

The chat took place on Monday 6th November at 8.30pm Australian EDT

eLearn Update (October 2017)

Updates

Posts & Resources

DRIVE

CHROME & BOOKS

RESEARCH

DOCS

GMAIL

CALENDAR

SLIDES

FORMS

  • 24 Tips for Google Forms Quizzes – Eric Curts shows how allowing multiple correct answers allows you to ask more sophisticated questions that have more than one correct answer, as well as account for variations in the correct answer.
  • 24 Tips for Google Forms Quizzes – Eric Curts provides a video documenting (at least) 24 tips and tricks for getting the most out of the new features in Google Forms when making online quizzes.
  • Five Great Add-ons for Google Forms – Richard Byrne provides a quick guide to using add-ons with Forms, as well as a summary of some useful options.

SHEETS & SCRIPTS

SITES

CLASSROOM

DRAWINGS

GEO GOOGLE

  • Street View goes to the “top of the world” – Emma Upton shares the story behind one of the new Street View collections that captures Canada’s Quttinirpaaq National Park.
  • Meet Pegman – Richard Byrne discussess pegman, the icon in Google Earth and Steet View that allows users to move around
  • Google Street View App – Richard Byrne discusses some of the purposes and potentials associated with the Google Street View App on iOS and Android.
  • Games to Sharpen Geography Skills – Richard Byrne documents some games that provide students with fun and engaging ways to learn geography

CONNECTING CLASSROOMS

YOUTUBE

PHOTOS

GENERAL

Replied to Just discover I had a Goodreads account, started and abandon… by john john (John's World Wide Wall Display)
Just discover I had a Goodreads account, started and abandoned in 2010. I’ve be finding that I am not recalling the titles of books I read on kindle and thinking about making some tracking notes. I’ll give this another go. Like this: Like Loading...
John, I originally tried to use GoodReads, interested in what opportunities it might offer my students, but I found myself simply publishing my reviews to my own blog. I have never done that thing where I share with the world where I am up to with my reading either.

In regards to highlights and notes, I haven’t used clipping.io to capture my thoughts. Never heard of it, sadly. Instead I used to copy the highlights associated with each book to a Doc. Now with the update that Mariana mentioned you can add them to your Diigo collection. Only done this with one book so far. I like the idea of it, just frustrated that it is not a service that is more open. I guess Clipping.io was that service and they have closed it. What I like about highlights and digital texts in general is the ability to go back and search. I agree that paper maybe better for memory, but I find the ability to easily trawl texts priceless.

Like Alan, I feel like I regularly stumble upon forgotten services, worse is when you are still paying for them.

Replied to Filtering with dates in the QUERY function - Ben Collins (Ben Collins)
Working with dates in the Query function in Google Sheets can be tricky. This tutorial shows you the correct syntax and examples.
This year I have been creating a monthly summary of posts and updates associated with all things GSuite. It occurred to me after nine months that I should really be storing all the links in some sort of database. My question is how to automate the process of turning that into a monthly post.
I have been getting on the GAS and am thinking that QUERY might be a part of my solution. I am therefore trying to get everything working in Sheets first. I have followed your guide to QUERY, even adding in two dynamic selectors (is that what they are called?) that I got from your work on VLOOKUPS. My question is filtering by dates. I have followed your instructions for filtering between two dates:

 =QUERY(Data!$A$1:$H$136,”select C, B where B > date ‘”&TEXT(A1,”yyyy-mm-dd”)&”‘ and B <= date ‘”&TEXT(B1,”yyyy-mm-dd”)&”‘”,1)

But fear that I maybe limited as I have recorded my dates using DD-MM-YYYY. Sheets recognises this as a date as a formatted the cells as ‘DATES’. My spreadsheet settings have also been changed to ‘Australia’. I am wondering if you have any thoughts or suggestions on this? Here is a link to my sheet.

Replied to It might be a little way off yet, but … (Marginal Notes)
Whilst seeking examples of projects created with Scalar, I also came across a similar offering, Omeka. Whilst they may not produce the exact look I was after, I think they might be able to replicate some of the functionality. I’ve only had a quick look and need to read and think through the IP issues, ethical issues and the workload that taking this direction might generate. However, reality quickly kicks in and I return to some of the issues discussed earlier. I’m obliged to ask myself, what’s the purpose of the thesis? It’s not an ebook, it’s a piece of work presented for assessment in partial fulfilment for the award of Doctor of Philosophy. Weighed against that are, for me, two things: reducing the online, multimodal, hyperlinked realm that has provided the setting for my study to a static pile of papers somehow seems to lessen the work; thesis-lite! And there’s also the thought that adding some of the aforementioned enhancements might just make it more useful in a broader scholarly environment. Perhaps making it of value to a larger audience than a thesis might usually enjoy? Undergraduates interested in sociomateriality. Masters students considering digital ethnography. Doctoral researchers wishing to build arguments for and against post-qualitative research.
Ian, I really like the idea of developing a digital thesis. One of the concerns and questions I would have about your work is that longevity of the data and reference. I see potential of such plugins as Amber and sites like Internet Archive to create a historical reference point.

Purpose

Simon Sinek discusses the difference between rationalising a decision and finding real purpose:

Providing jobs, driving the economy, serving the shareholder are not purposes. They are rationalizations used when a greater cause or purpose is not clear or not there.  Real purpose has a clear and definitive direction. It is a path that points towards a very specific vision of the future. Rationalizations have no destination, they are simply a calculation to demonstrate some benefit to justify the actions. source

eLearn Updates (September 2017)

Here is a collection of links and resources associated with GSuite and Hapara for September 2017.

Updates

Posts & Resources

DRIVE

CHROME & BOOKS

RESEARCH

DOCS

GMAIL

SLIDES

FORMS

SHEETS & SCRIPTS

SITES

  • 9 Google Sites Tips – Alice Keeler provides a number of tips to get going with the new Google Sites.

CLASSROOM

DRAWINGS

GEO GOOGLE

CONNECTING CLASSROOMS

  • Step inside of music – Alexander Chen discusses the new collaboration between Google and the Song Exploder podcast which allows viewers to interact with music but turns parts on and off.
  • Something’s coming … “West Side Story” on Google Arts & Culture – Google Arts & Culture is launching a new collection honoring “West Side Story,” bringing together artifacts and mementos from the making of the musical and movie, behind-the-scenes photographs, and a peek into the modern-day representation of the musical, this collection explores the history, artistic value and social relevance of “West Side Story.”
  • Teachers keep their lesson plans fresh with Expeditions – Per Karlsson provides a summary of some of the updates involving Expeditions, including incorporating aspects of Earth VR and running your own expeditions.

KEEP

YOUTUBE

BLOGGER

  • How to Make a Blogger Blog Private – Richard Byrne provides a quick guide to making a Blogger blog private.
  • A Blogger Privacy Setting You Might Want to Use – Richard Byrne discusses some privacy settings to consider when using Blogger, such as the request that your blog doesn’t appear in Blogger’s list of published blogs, restrict viewing to those who have been invited by email and turn on moderation for comments.

GENERAL

Innovation and Dynamic Systems

As part of the investigation of systems, Julian Stodd provides a definition for innovation:

Innovation is an emergent feature of a dynamic system, not a process within a system, or a target set upon it. Innovation may be nurtured, but is equally often provoked, and here’s the funny thing: innovation itself is rarely enough, unless accompanied by the ability to exploit it. We have to be able to hear weak voices within the system, to develop, nurture, sense make, and prototype, before we can exploit.

The challenge is nuturing it, rather than pushing and provoking it:

If we want to avoid the innovation trap, we must understand the two spaces, and everything that comes with them: innovate, broadly, at scale, and exploit it, when you have raced the ideas. But do not try to constrain the race: by doing so, we build our own failure, we engineer our own constraint.source