Wilson Waffling Live – Episode 43 – Technology – Good or bad? #wilwafflive

With technology becoming a more integral part of our lives, it is not surprising to see a range of news stories and articles discussion the benefits or impact. In this week’s show, I join in the discussion by looking at some of the positives and negatives of technology…run titles…

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Scary Possibilities – future of education?

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Do you ever have those moment when you start to think about something and then actually get worried or befuddled (<--great word!) as your thoughts progress. I often get it when I start to think about the vastness of space or whether there is an afterlife or even is that table actually made of atoms. I was talking to the students about effective use of technology within sessions and we started to wonder what possibilities might be available for the use of technology in the future and how it would support teaching and, more importantly, learning. I continued after the session in my thoughts and the possibilities might indeed be considered scary!

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How I became Oh so mobile!

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Right, I’m back! Sorry if you have been bored with the Minecraft posts recently, I had a sort of break for Easter but I am back now with some usual teaching, techie or just twaddle! I feel that I have neglected my site for a while and if you are a bit disappointed with my recent waffles then I assure you that I am going to try and improve the next couple of months. In order to get things underway, I thought I would waffle about what I look for and how I continue to create what I consider a mobile technology life…

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Teachers – Leave those phones alone!

Talk about a catchy waffle post to get your attention! It is, of course, a Pink Floyd reference to another brick in the wall – not that I was or ever will be a Pink Floyd fan but I am a fan of technology and there has been a topic which I have been wanting to write a waffle about for some time but have never felt I knew how to phrase/write it. Well, today I have decided to bite the proverbial bullet and write it – should learners use their mobile phones within sessions…

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50 Degrees of Videoing Success?

In my current mathematics module, I am trying to engage with a different aspect/type of technology within each session. This week’s learning was centred around working mathematically so it seemed to be a perfect opportunity to use demonstrate the use of videoing as a form of recording. So armed with the TEL’s Ipads, I ventured forth with the red record button at the ready…I wasn’t expecting what happened next…

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