Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Inventing yourself as teacher

I am contemplating the idea of book reviews on subjects I consider vital for the development of education and learning. I would appreciate input on issues, rather than the books themselves. One of my topics is the personal development of a teacher. More concrete: how do you develop
yourself towards the kind of teacher you want to become. One of my readings on this is J.T. Dillon''s Personal Teaching, 1971.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Monday, 18 March 2013

My selection of tools for teaching 2013

I have spent some time looking for applications that I would use for teaching and learning. Just in case somebody asks me to do so. I stopped teaching in a daily routine in 1993. So it is 20 years without doing so this year. The list I share with you is my selection of resources that I would use today. Share your impression and the ones I missed with me!

Thursday, 11 October 2012


Visited the Chilbo Oracle Tree this morning. Spent a few minutes in Ohio Unviersity as well and was looking for Fleep Tugue, one of the educationalists I interviewed in SL some years ago. The place is still there but unclear if and what happens on a regular scheme. I was looking  for a beautifully shaped tree where we met and was pleasantly surprised by a giant tree which nested a place for contemplation. Wonderfully colourful design. Well done.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Da Vinci Gardens, Kalepa - General

I downloaded the last build of the SL Viewer, updated my preferences and profile and needed some time to oil my rusty controls. Teleported and sat on a dragon for the first time in my life. Dragons are good flyers, I can assure you. I am going to explore the educational activity in SL again. CYA! BTW if you want to have a go yourself, go to top of the volcano and open the iron gate.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

My network

I love visualisers!! They make me happy, it is a thrill to see large quantities of data in a cloud, stats turning into images, and so on, so on, so on. This LinkedIn cloud shows my network connections. Zooming in I meet my own history and the people I enjoyed working with. I feel honoured with the interest of all these people in me and and all the others. I makes me happy to know that we are not alone

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Mininstructs: Where has it gone?

Create your own video slideshow at animoto.com.

Animals do get extinct. Not a nice thought for a species it considers to be on earth for ever. What happened to this bird can happen to us. How did it go, and why?

Mininstructs: How to feed the world?

How will we feed our coming generations? This mini-instruction gives the basic facts on the consumption of eggs and poultry world wide. What will it take to produce No 1 protein resource worldwide?

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Mininstructs: Limitations breaking borders

Sometimes the limitations of a tool brings you on your knees to make something. Animoto is free and gives you the opportunity to deliver a 30 second - video. Yes, you read it right: 30 secs and not more than 12 sequences within that timeline. So I ve put in 3 images and 6 textframes and produced a 30 second introduction on a result to be delivered by High School students on contempory history. What do you think? Will this work?

Friday, 14 January 2011

Angel in Immersiva

This beautiful angel towers above a scattered landscape. Nothing refers to real life in a sense that there is an idea that everything is logically conneted. I am sure it is and that makes it exciting and me curious.