Digitizing My Family History

I was left 100’s of old family photos and documents when my grandfather died aged 98. Some date back to the late 1800’s and early 1920’s. With no one left to remember all their stories I’ve been digitizing the photos and documents, writing their stories to share with future generations. I’ve included some of my favorite photos and old documents in this post, explained the process I’ve been using to document my family history and linked to where I’m storing digital copies.

Read more Digitizing My Family History

Learning by blogging: My Gardening Adventures

Blogging is an important part of how I learn. The process of sharing information in posts helps me reflect deeper, document information I want to refer back to and provide a mechanism for others to provide input into aspects I hadn’t considered.

The purpose of this post is to reflect on my veggie patch progress. While the topic mightn’t necessarily be of interest — you might find it helpful to observe how someone like me uses blogging for learning and why it is important to encourage students to not only blog for school but allow them to blog about their passions.

It’s also important to blog about what you’re passionate about , and what interests you.

Read more Learning by blogging: My Gardening Adventures

An Aussie’s adventure in USA Part II: New York and Niagara Falls

As promised here’s the summary of our adventures in New York and Niagara Falls for those who have been following our Journey on Twitter and Instagram. As mentioned in my previous post: Connecting with other educators on Twitter has enhanced the experience.  My twitter network have helped recommend places to check out and it has been invaluable…

Read more An Aussie’s adventure in USA Part II: New York and Niagara Falls

An Aussie’s adventure in USA Part I: ISTE, Washington DC, Travel Tips and Understanding all things USA

Those that follow me on Twitter are aware that I’m currently traveling around USA introducing my 13 year old son to the wonders of America after attending ISTE. We’ve been learning a lot, and it’s really hard to explain everything in 140 characters,  so I’ve decided to share everything in more detail here. Apologies for…

Read more An Aussie’s adventure in USA Part I: ISTE, Washington DC, Travel Tips and Understanding all things USA

Visiting Melbourne…Want to catch up?

I’m going to be in Melbourne from May 11 to May 18. My mum’s attending a conference from May12-13 and asked me to join her as she doesn’t get much opportunity to holiday. Perhaps explains where I get it from my craziness from. But at 72 she leads an incredibly busy life.  Still works 3 days per…

Read more Visiting Melbourne…Want to catch up?

My chances of winning all the chocolate ARE?

Life’s been a bit tougher the past 12+ months which is why there’s been less of Sue around than previously. And off course, during the same period I’ve also been a bit accident prone so some of my friends, who have been there when I’ve needed them, have decided it’s time for a smile and laugh.…

Read more My chances of winning all the chocolate ARE?