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The spirit of #pedagooxmas: Pedagoo Xmas Party, 6th Dec, 2014

The third Pedagoo Christmas Party took place on 6th December at Newcastle University. Organised by Pedagoo Curator Lisa-Jane Ashes (@lisajaneashes), supported by a few elves (including myself), the day aimed to encouraging sharing of teaching ideas, but to go a  … Continue reading

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Pedagoo Xmas Party: Literacy for Life Session

The Pedagoo Christmas Party took place at Newcastle University on December 6th 2014. I’ll write up the full event shortly. I chaired the ‘Literacy for Life’ workshop sessions – the room was set-up with tinsel, holly, Christmas songs, chocolate Santas and … Continue reading

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Toon Library TeachMeet, 28th October – the write-up

This was the second Toon Library TeachMeet (the first being waaaay back in 2011), this time kindly hosted by Newcastle University Library. A late afternoon gathering of 14 people, keen to make the most of the freebies and food provided by … Continue reading

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Book series idea – your views please!

Over the last few months I’ve been mulling over some ideas with Facet Publishing regarding developing a book series (Facet are a publishing company aimed at information professionals, so that would be the target audience). I’d really appreciate input from … Continue reading

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Responding to the MOOC hysteria

I sat in on the JISC RSC Wales Lunchtime Byte webinar this week, delivered by David Kernohan of JISC, “Online learning at scale: responding to the MOOC invasion”. My experience of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) so far consists of: … Continue reading

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#tmblakes13 – a TeachMeet with real live teachers and real live music

Where? TeachMeets are a type of ‘unconference’ where teachers can share ideas with other teachers. The #tmblakes13 TeachMeet took place at Blakes Coffee House on the beautiful Grey Street in Newcastle ( @Blakescafes ). TeachMeets are quite informal but usually have … Continue reading

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CPD23 Thing 2 – the ongoing thing

I’m already way behind but I’ve made a promise to myself that I won’t give up despite falling behind. I’ll be like that man who did the London Marathon in a diving suit who finished days later. Thing 2 is … Continue reading

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