Well now. 23 digital things has been quite a journey. I have discovered things that I loved, things that I hated (sorry I did get a bit grumpy working through some of these during my holidays), and things that I could not have imagined existing. If I have a regret it would certainly be lack… Continue reading Thing 23, Reflection
I already know about vines and snapchat from my kids. I have been tickled by many ridiculous short videos that just ARE funny (no logic to why), and I have also had lots of rabbit ears, doggy noses etc placed on my face courtesy of snapchat. However the idea of making my own vine created an… Continue reading Thing 22, Fun and Play
As a lecture flipper I am mad keen on blended learning including online quizzes and games. Anything that keeps the learning alive is good in my book. I can proudly say that I did my hour of code a long time ago and loved it, and I author my own learning quizzes and interactives, most… Continue reading Thing 21, online games
While I am certainly not immune to the charms of social media in my private life (hell I have happily frittered major chunks of my Christmas holidays on Facebook and whatsapp), I simply find these ones annoying. Maybe I am just too long in the tooth but the constant self-advertising and measuring and connecting madly with anyone… Continue reading Thing 20, LinkedIn/ ResearchGate
Thank you 23 things! Discovering altmetrics made me happy again. It is such a sensible..nay necessary thing to be able to include social media if you really want to measure the reach of a piece of work. Altmetrics is quick, simple and powerful. I love it! The only downside is that it only works with articles… Continue reading Thing 19, Altmetrics.
I like this! I had heard of geocaching before and been quite curious about how it worked. Now that I have watched a few videos I see that it is not only a good way to get people out into the countryside (which in my book is a big win), but the hobby also seems… Continue reading Thing 17, Geocaching
Continuing from my jaundiced view of the use of Tumblr in my last blog, I am struggling also to see the point of OneNote. Admittedly I didn’t give it much of a chance (a couple of pages and sections and no images as I couldn’t get that to work) but if I want to write I have… Continue reading Thing 16, OneNote
http://get-educated.tumblr.com/post/59012407163/the-flipped-classroom-is-a-giant-buzzword-these https://assets.tumblr.com/post.js Perhaps I am rushing through this programme and therefore missing the point (well OK I am desperately trying to get this done during my christmas holidays despite being weeks behind) but I struggle to see real differences between a blog, a tumblr, and a storify. They all seem like just places where you post… Continue reading Thing 15, Tumblr
Already a longtime iTunes podcast subscriber (great for long dog walks) and a soundcloud user, I feel happily a bit ahead of the game on this one. However, my soundcloud use to date had been exclusively to follow my sons’ musical endeavours (as their band the Carvelles as well as solo magic such as this– check… Continue reading Thing 14, Soundcloud
Although I had a reasonable grasp of the youtube concept and of media hopper, Vimeo is a word that I have only been mildly aware of drifting around my screen . Now I see that this is a good thing. I quickly found some pretty high quality videos, suitable as teaching materials, and before I… Continue reading Thing 13, Vimeo.
Open education resources feel like another mine field for the digitally challenged/ easily confused such as me. It was, therefore, very reassuring to read the University’s policy on open education resources which clarified things for me quite a bit. I keep thinking that I have a firm grasp, indeed I am even the author of… Continue reading Thing 12, open education resources
OK I really struggled here. I am “throw-on-the cuffs” guilty of helping myself to images on the internet and REALLY want to abide by the rules. When I try to do so, however, I seem always to find myself lost in a vast grey area. For instance, I followed the instructions diligently, searched from the CC… Continue reading Thing 11, Copyright