Summer Has Ended – Poem
I see you falling, you can settle near me and I will enjoy everything you are. You do seem tired, it’s time to rest now, it will soon be night and frost is coming. That’s a good spot you’ve chosen though, now you can rest and feel proud. Can I ask, what was it like…being…
Outdoor Play Session Work
Today I supported a colleague who works in the Kirkcaldy, Gallatown Gardens and Wild Play Area. I work as a volunteer building and repairing items. I often find myself surrounded by kids interested in what I’m doing and I let them help because they really enjoy it. Today I was invited to support the session…
Suffering Flu, or COVID19 in October 2019
On October 28th 2019, I Tweeted about my 2nd flu in my entire life. I had suffered flu about a year before, it put me to bed for a couple of days as I could barely move. Getting flu twice in such a short time, opened my eyes and I now pay attention to immunization…
My First Photoshop: Try it yourself!
Came across my first attempt at Photoshop today, from about 10 years back. I wish I had started this blog ten years back too but I’m posting this now because I didn’t. Then I used Photoshop to bring those two pics together, taking with a 10 megapixels camera, I think. This took 2-3 hours, including…
My COVID-19 Post, everyone should have one!
Firstly, As a father of four, (ages 3 to 10) I’m available to chat with other parents during this time and figure things out together. The Coronavirus is a sensitive topic but we must add our thoughts to the nations pool-of-opinions – in my opinion. Costs of Lockdown A growing number of people are questioning…
My Kids Say Stuff…
You Make Me Sick! Today, my three year old, Kitsy. Was sitting on my knee, nearing bedtime and she says, “Daddy, I feel ill…because your boring!”. She said it with a low, tired sounding tone. Just totally fed up with her Dad, cheers Kitsy!
Picard: Star Trek 2399
“Good morning plastic people” said a crew member in an orange suit, addressing what appeared to be a storage room for androids. It didn’t look like Star Trek at first, but that made it all the more intriguing. After watching episode one, I guessed what we were being shown. Episode One: Data The orange suited…
I miss lucid dreaming, do you?
Wikipedia describes a lucid dream as one in “which the dreamer is aware of dreaming.”. This happened to me as a teenager while I was experiencing a repetitive dream at such a frequency I become determined to change what was happening in my dream. I wasn’t even aware it was possible, I was just so…
CODE Portal and David Jonassen
First I want to point you towards the PDF a lot of my research is based on. This great PDF is where I read about David Jonassen’s “five essential aspects to learn in a meaningful and effective manner”. http://www.computingatschool.org.uk/data/uploads/CASPrimaryComputing.pdf (See pages 19 and 20) David Jonassen’s five essential aspects to learn in a meaningful and…
Possible CODE Portal Pages
The CODE Portal is currently a concept with early versions focusing on Primary Schools in the United Kingdom.