Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Social Evolution of Gaming.

I found this great, thought provoking infographic via @tombarrett. I found the stat about 25% of gamers playing with their spouse OR parent particularly interesting. It would be great to see gaming as more of a family thing – I used to play loads of card games, board games, subbuteo etc with my family when I was growing up. It was a huge amount of fun and lead to great social learning experiences.


I think it would be good to create some kind of parent/child gaming experience through school – maybe using some of the Consolarium’s kit which @derekrobertson has available for loan.

I’ll have a think about how we could do this. For now I’ll enjoy the infographic.

Sir John Jones @SLF11

I was fortunate enough to spend yesterday at the Scottish Learning Festival 2011 yesterday. I had a great time, picking up ideas and inspiration from keynotes, seminars, education stands and through spending some time with some great people.

One of the highlights for me was the speech given by Sir John Jones. I had not heard of Sir John before I attended the keynote, but he came highly recommended by my headteacher. I found it to be a humorous and inspiring address. I hope I can carry some of the key ideas from it into my own practice.

Have a look and see what you think.



The Kids Should See This.

One of the great things about the Internet is sharing stuff – music, video, pictures. This is true for adults and children alike, I often hear children discussing things they have seen (often on youtube) and explaining to their friends how to find said item using youtube’s search.

The Kids Should See This shares things which might have slipped under the radar.

I love the stuff that is on the site and so do my class. Have a look and see what you think!