Confident – the connecting of the dots and capitalising on different possibilities.

Essential Elements of Digital Literacies

In this microcast, I reflect on automating technology and wonder if there is a limit to how far we should go.

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Liked #AudienceMatters Part IV: My First Microcast (#HamstraHighlights)
I read about microcasting in Bill Ferriter's latest blog: Microcast #001: Publish > Polish. In his blog, Bill credits Aaron Davis for the idea of reflecting thru these brief, audio segments. Bill's first microcasted topic was about blogging.Thanks to Bill and Aaron, I'm trying something new (to me). This strategy captured my reflection over lunchtime, as opposed to it being part of a written blog spanning 3-5 hours over the course of a week. In my first microcast, I share two blogging lessons I learned--and am still learning--the hard way.
Listened Microcast #001: Publish > Polish by Bill Ferriter from Tempered Radical
Have we gotten to the point where “blogging” no longer means messy reflection in the minds of most people? Is there now an expectation that blogs have to be filled with content that has been carefully created and “spit-shined?”And if so, does that discourage new bloggers from ever getting started?

Write everyday for 28 minutes for 28 days. #28daysofwriting
via Tom Barrett

Tom Barrett has started up #28daysofwriting again. This is my reflection on the idea of a habit and a sustainable blogging practice.

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Can you remember the route by which you came to use Twitter to support your professional learning?

In a recent response to Ian Guest, I spoke about a beginning to getting onto Twitter. After reading Ian’s reply, I realised I may have been ignoring the wild goose chase …

For more than ten years I have been publishing blog posts on at least 360 of the 365 days in a year. The “secret” has been to just make it a priority every day. There have been stretches where for it’s a struggle and there have been stretches when it’s “easy.” The “easier” stretches always come when I get up early in the morning. I don’t like getting up at 4am, but it makes the writing come easier and then I don’t have to worry about it for the rest of the day.
Richard Byrne

A reflection about what goes into writing a blog …

Imagine a technology world that’s more intrusive, more prone to failure, and more powerful.  We access the internet in ways that compromise our privacy, make us vulnerable to threats, and divide us from each other. Bryan Alexander

I was recently offered a voucher for free parking in the city, all I had to do was sign up. This led me to think about why we take up technology and at what cost.

Rather than a write a ‘year in review’, reflecting and gathering what’s already happened, I starting thinking about what kind of ‘productive interruptions’ and pauses might come our way in 2018. I don’t intend this to be a list of predictions, as if we can wrangle education into  knowability though forecasts, but as some thoughts about who and what should give us pause in the coming year. When and why should we take pause?

Benjamin Doxtdator recently wrote a reflection of taking pause. He closed the post with a request for anyone willing to provide an audio contribution for a collective podcast. Although short and maybe a little rough, here are my thoughts. I actually think think that I misread it as taking pause over the break …

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A reflection on collection of data, with a particular focus on Youi and Youi Dollars.

Apologies for the quality, still experimenting with different workflows.

Inspired by John Johnston and Chris Aldrich, here is my first attempt at a Microcast. A short reflection on social media.

I like the idea of a ‘slow chat’, but you need to start somewhere …