ICT Inspirations. Consolarium. September 26th, 2011 CPDConsolarium: GBL and Technologies loan service for Scottish schools Derek Robertson Over the past few years the Consolarium team has invested in a variety of technical/digital equipment that it wanted to explore in relation to how its effective and innovative use could impact favourably and positively on teaching and learning contexts in settings from 3-18 years.
We have been thinking how best we can utilise this ‘cupboard of super stuff’ and how it can be out in schools helping teachers teach and children learn rather than not doing that! After some thought we came up with the idea of establishing a loan service that Scottish teachers could access via Glow – this is what we are now calling CPDConsolarium. We have an inventory of over 220 assets that can be loaned by any teacher that joins CPDConsolarium. Some of the kit that is available includes: Already the community is growing and we have already approved quite a number of sets of kit. More September 6th, 2011 More. Parklands Primary BLT. Edte.ch. My Reflection on #28daysofwriting February 28, 2015 – 4:23 pm It was in about early January when I began to mull over the idea of getting back into a writing habit.
I wanted to renew the discussion and connectedness I enjoyed through my blog and get myself writing regularly again. The #28daysofwriting idea sprang from that desire. What Makes People Creative? February 27, 2015 – 9:10 pm When you start to explore the literature around the definition of creativity, or what it means to be creative, the lists and references go on and on. Convene your Classroom Creative Council February 26, 2015 – 9:28 pm During some research on Thomas Edison I stumbled on the fact that he deliberately surrounded himself with a diverse range of expertise in order to generate new thinking and ideas, a creative council. Education Suffers from a Lack of Knowledge Urgency February 25, 2015 – 10:26 pm My EDtalk Interview from ULearn14 February 24, 2015 – 8:27 pm.
This year, I've done 163,581 miles of it. I love that when you fly a lot, the airport social media staff say 'hello' on Twitter when you arrive and the cabin crew on your home route (or even on the Brisbane-Dubai non-stop route) recognise you from last time. I like getting great service, and see so many things about systems-thinking that work well in airlines, that I'm happy to forgive small indiscrepancies when they occur. All that said, flying strangles our planet as much as eating too much red meat, and for many, many reasons, I've wanted to stop flying quite so much, while not restricting the spread and growth of the ideas from our firm, NoTosh. I'm quite sure that nobody reading this blog really cares about how much I travel, but keeping an annual count on it has become a new year habit.
I've started that journey with a third fewer miles in 2015 compared to 2014 or 2012, working towards getting to 2011 levels once more. Nickynewbury. “In a time of drastic change it is the learners that inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists” Access Denied. Tim Rylands' Blog - to baldly go....... Using ICT to inspire.