Staying Sane: Letting Go To Learn More!

A common challenge with connected learning is you want to learn it all NOW! But some times it is better to remember: I’m keen to see ETMOOC participants celebrating their learning and achievements in March like this: Rather give up feeling overwhelmed like this: Remember you don’t need to follow every link, think about every conversation. Thinks about what you…

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Work smarter and stay connected in a learning community

A key skill working online is working out strategies that save you time. It’s all about: Working smarter not harder. Saving time while maximizing outcome. Learning to focus on what you want to learn – you don’t need to follow every link, think about every conversation.  Learn to let go! And when you’re participating in a connectivist MOOC…

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Learning through blogging as part of a connectivist MOOC

I was asked to facilitate sessions on blogging for the Massive Open Online Course on Educational Technology (#ETMOOC).  You can read more about connectivist MOOC’s and #ETMOOC here. I’ve written this post to help participants better understand the ideas I discussed in my session and to make it easier to access the resources I recommend. You’ll find…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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What would YOU like me to do a Presentation on?

Feel like helping out? Some background I”m presenting at The Reform Symposium, a 48 hour free e-conference that begins Friday, July 30th at 2pm PDT (LA Time) and ends Sunday, August 1st at 2:30pm PDT (LA Time). You’ll find details for my presentation and how to join here! But I’ve decided to be different.  Rather…

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The Story Behind That Twitteraholic Post

There’s always a story behind what inspires bloggers to write specific posts. Unfortunately we aren’t always able to include that aspect in our posts 🙁 Maybe it is me?  But often the story behind the post is just as intriguing and fascinating as the post. So I thought you might be interested in the story…

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Free to good home!

Any takers? I’ve had enough of the work involved with dealing with spammers on Ning sites. So decided to reduce the workload by getting rid of eTools and Tips for Educators. It’s a cool name and URL – http://etools.ning.com/ If Ning is like blog sites once a URL has been deleted no-one including the original…

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