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Dale, glad I am not the only one experiencing this strange irony.

The Chaser team mash-up David Attenborough style nature video in search for Scott Morrison. There is something strange listening to the full Chaser podcasts in that you always have to double-check if it is or is not a real advert.
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I kind of agree Fiona. I often get into songs by feel and only dig into them at a later stage. I think this is why I get into music without words.
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Bianca, with your love of Shakespeare and podcasts, thought I’d recommend the recent In Our Time episode of the Sonnets.

It was interesting to consider the form (never thought Sonnets as a shape poem) and the different interpretation.


Joel Speranza posits what makes good professional development:

Good PD is:
– Content-focused
– Involves Active learning for participants
– Coherent with school goals and teacher beliefs
– Long in both hours and span of time
– Collaborative

In many ways, this reminds me of my experience with Disciplined Collaboration:

One of the challenges associated with Disciplined Collaboration is creating the right conditions to support collective inquiry in order to determine success. A part of this is having a clear theory of action, providing staff with the appropriate skills to support collaborative learning, as well as fostering a culture of trust in which accountability for impact is shared.

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Living the boring side of this debate these days working on the admin side of things, what intrigues me is how various applications help or hinder any sorts of change to timetables etc and sometimes it is not just the application, but the resourcing associated with maintaining such applications. In addition to this, it would seem that the standards are moving to student-based fluidity, it will be interesting to see how this is then implemented. I would be intrigued to see what you found.
Bookmarked Thread by @BenPatrickWill on Thread Reader App (

Thread by @BenPatrickWill: The key takeaway of this is even though algorithmic approaches to predicting and awarding grades have been spectacularly terrible, biased, and badly affected students’ lives, data science……

Ben Williamson produces a thread unpacking algorithms in education and appreciating them beyond the technical. It includes a collection of links.
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Bianca, maybe you are just cool?

P.S. That must have been a lengthy walk

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Thanks Amy, another song to add to the karaoke list.

I grew up with The Living End’s cover:

I wonder if it is one of those great songs where every generation has its own translation or cover?

The history of the great works of art tells us about their antecedents, their realization in the age of the artist, their potentially eternal afterlife in succeeding generations. Where this last manifests itself, it is called fame. [71] Translations that are more than transmissions of subject matter come into being when in the course of its survival a work has reached the age of its fame. Contrary, therefore, to the claims of bad translators, such translations do not so much serve the work as owe their existence to it. The life of the originals attains eh~ to its ever-renewed latest and most abundant flowering.

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Ian, these pieces might be of interest to you and the Screentime Research Group.

I guess it adds to the evidence why social media has not destroyed a generation.