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Raising Awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND / ALS)

Raising Awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND / ALS)

I care for my mother who has motor neurone disease (MND), also known as ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) which is a progressive, terminal neurological disease that can strike anyone. There is no cure and it kills over 50 % within 2 years of diagnosis.

My aim is to help raise a better awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (ALS).

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Digitizing My Family History

Digitizing My Family History

I have 100’s of old family photos and documents – including many from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. With no one left to remember all their stories I’ve been digitizing them and writing their stories to share with future generations.

Check out this post to learn how I’m digitizing my family history.

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Learning by blogging: My Gardening Adventures

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.

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

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 for connecting face-to-face with other educators in the different cities we’ve visited.  You’ll find my guide to using Twitter here. Instagram has been a great…

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

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 the long post but I’ve tried to include a bit for everyone from travel tips for Aussies. ISTE to what we’ve been doing.   Feel…

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