Month: March 2018

Piano and differences in learning music

I’m teaching my new Ukrainian friend the piano. I haven’t played in many years but thanks to my niece who found a beginners book that she used, I was able to spend a few minutes before first lesson looking at basics. One of our…

Taekwondo coaching update

Weather was good for a return to training today. Richmond Park misty below en route. Practised roundhouse / full turn kicks today using new kickshield and my student found that easier than a kickpad/paddle because he said the resistance was better. We have previously…

Learning Technologies research process v0.1

https://www.lucidchart.com/documents/view/9c9f582b-8258-4e71-93b5-bddbb05109c Learning Technologies Research Projects (PDF version)

Kemerovo with love

A few of us have started to create a card to send to everyone in Kemerovo Please add your message : https://padlet.com/nicola_avery2/kemepobo If you prefer to make your own, you can also use http://stickynotemaker.com/ and send to projectsna@pm.me

JISC Case Studies (in addition to learning technology journals spreadsheet)

JISC used to be funded to provide a range of digital learning services across education in the UK. They no longer receive the same government funding but still have some of their services available for higher education. I haven’t had time to look at…

#Skripal and #Brexit – how UK put pressure on another country to prevent free trade discussions with #Russia

Can’t keep up with everything but through all the different sources I use to research about Russia – there has been a quiet discussion about statements made by the New Zealand minister for Foreign Affairs, Winston Peters https://yournz.org/2018/03/15/government-problem-with-russia-winston-peters/ And in the comments: “British High…

Causes and consequences of environmental contaminant exposure in seabirds – talk by Alice Carravieri

Alice Carravieri presented her PhD research yesterday at a Roehampton Centre for Ecology (CREEB) seminar.She is currently working at University of Liverpool She studied feeding in seabirds (including penguins, albatross, petrels – 34 species and over 1500 individuals) who she says are excellent biomarkers…

Poetry Day – Nature’s Law – Robert Burns

Nature’s Law – A Poem Humbly inscribed to Gavin Hamilton, Esq. 1786 Great Nature spoke: observant man obey’d-Pope. Let other heroes boast their scars, The marks of sturt and strife: And other poets sing of wars, The plagues of human life: Shame fa’ the…

Cell Biology revision – lesson plan

At this week’s SEDA session we each need to spend 8-10 minutes presenting our session plans which will be peer critiqued / reviewed after each presentation This is for a two hour revision session on cell biology: Plan: 2018_03_21_1.0_SessionPlan_CellBiology Presentation draft preview https://s3.amazonaws.com/embed.animoto.com/play.html?w=swf/production/vp1&e=1521650503&f=J6PQbo1Nzy7mjWS1Gi8nhA&d=0&m=p&r=360p&volume=100&start_res=0p&i=m&asset_domain=s3-p.animoto.com&animoto_domain=animoto.com&options=autostart/loop

LearnTech Journals 1.0

FInally got there but formatting still needs tidying up and it does not include journal rankings. Hyperlinks to the journal home page in first tab, table of contents (journal name, article title, author) in second and for some reason I can’t remember some AI…

Cui bono is not enough to ask

If you don’t believe a media narrative – especially one which is reproduced over a number of mainstream outlets and social media over a short period of time, it is natural to ask who benefits? But that is not enough especially when there could…

Ukranian pancake

Really delicious, they are thinner – like crepes. It was dairy free – the soya milk worked ok.