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The Circles of influence

Over the past three weeks the vision for our library has been at the forefront of my mind. Settling down to the nuts and bolts of book buying and equipment/technology installation has made this journey feel even more real. After a meeting with Mark Osbourne, I was introduced to this Ted Talk; How Great Leaders…

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Musings on Digital Citizenship

Citizenship is defined as belonging to a space or place and obeying the laws and regulations that govern it. BUT WHAT IS DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP? Whilst the laws, social nuances and societal values that operate in our daily lives may be clear to most of us. The ettiqute that we follow in digital spaces (internet, cell…

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Sharing Aspects of Self

The importance of relationships is something that is taken for granted. Many people assume that if they say the statutory “Hello” in the morning to their colleagues and remember their children’s names, they have a relationship. These types of friendship only ever touch the surface of who a person truly is. They also do not…

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The :) and :( of M-Learning

Mobiles are considered an essential element of the teenage lifestyle (Twiss, 2009). Barrett (as in Text to M Learn, 2010) even goes as far to suggest that students are far more attached to this little piece of technology that they carry in their pocket than they are to their teacher (APN Educational Media, 2010). Attwell…