Added by Jacinta Gascoigne on September 26, 2007 at 12:54pm — No Comments
I am in shock over this article. The mere fact it can get to court is enough to send me spinning. Not sure how we can alter what is happening in Oz but we need to work out something and quick.
If this goes through and a precedent is set, best I look for a cave to live in as I am sure someone will hunt me down and I do not think…
Added by Jacinta Gascoigne on September 12, 2007 at 2:37am — No Comments
2007 - you just never know what will happen.
For those that read my blog, connect with me on myspace, facebook, Ning, Xanga and Twitter, you will I am sure have noticed, a number of mentions of the benefit concert for Max and the banner, with his pic, that takes you to the myspace I and my son Zane created and manage on behalf of those organising the concert. Our contribution to a man we admire and care about deeply.
It is one of those times, when friends and those who care…Continue
Added by Jacinta Gascoigne on September 7, 2007 at 9:33am — No Comments
Added by Jacinta Gascoigne on August 24, 2007 at 11:42pm — No Comments
A brief update on my son's progress, this week - the week he has begun his learning journey at home.
Zane has created a blog amongst other things, just in a few days this week. It was all new to him, although he did say, that creating his blog was similar to setting up his myspace, which he did ages ago on his own.
You will find updates on his blog as he goes along.
I would like him…Continue
Added by Jacinta Gascoigne on August 22, 2007 at 8:30am — No Comments
As I have advised I have just decided to homeschool my 16 year old son, after difficulities at the school, mainly around the fact that they refuse, to acknowledge that his chronic fatigue is impacting on his studies - not sure how many medical documents I have given them and they still just call him lazy.
With his self esteem an all time low - I am taking the risk of a life time. Funny I think I am a pretty neat educator/facilitatior - whatever it…Continue
Added by Jacinta Gascoigne on August 15, 2007 at 7:06am — No Comments
As a result of difficulties my eldest( a chronic fatigue sufferer), has been having at school and no apparent, easy or speedy resolution or assistance, in sight at the school's end, I have made a decision, placing faith in myself that I have the ability to homeschool my child.
Please note that he is in year 10 in Australia - as I am not sure of the exact equivalents globally.
I have found the past day to be most interesting upon reflection. Why - well let me…Continue
Added by Jacinta Gascoigne on August 15, 2007 at 6:26am — No Comments
Hi to all in classroom 2.0. I stumbled over a site that provides a section, listing the current Top 100 Tools for Learning.
I have not delved deep within the entire site, however I did feel that this page would be useful for all as I have certainly gained an insight into other worlds and tools unknown to me before. The layout provides easy reading and the links to each tool, allow you to learn more about what each one does, is used for or in some cases takes you to the development…Continue
A great article and one that in the most part I have to agree with. I am finding Ning to be my tool of choice when it comes to professional networking and would use it with my learners happily.
Myspace still has it's place however within the arts and business in particular now. If you are teaching anything that has a business aspect, then I feel it is important to at least…Continue
Added by Jacinta Gascoigne on August 7, 2007 at 10:35pm — No Comments
The article is another reflecting the impact, the net and in particular social networking tools are having on business practices globally.
Another reason maybe to ensure on campus access to the tools, environments and experiences, that I believe must integrated into formal learning at all levels globally.
This article has just been posted and I found it most interesting. Whilst I do not wish to make light of cyberbullying (a victim myself within a professional online network) or the concept of identity theft, but I am going to ask maybe a contaversial question - 'Can your identity be stolen?'.
I look forward to your insights.…Continue
Added by Jacinta Gascoigne on August 3, 2007 at 7:24pm — No Comments
Social Netowkring boom reaches the workplace - article - The Age 03/08/07
I have long believed that social networking tools, would not only reach the workforce, they would become another item…Continue
Added by Jacinta Gascoigne on August 3, 2007 at 5:41pm — No Comments
I just stumbled upon this rather interesting additiion tot Web 2.0 and its applications with respect to but in the long run not limited to music.
Added by Jacinta Gascoigne on August 3, 2007 at 2:27pm — No Comments
From my experience, I get more spam through my work and personal emails, despite all the firewalls, especially at work.
I am finding that those who email through my 'myspace' are those who really wish to be involved in the charity, want more information, wish to join, wish to donate, or are just willing to help spread the word. After 4 weeks not one email that was not of interest - no spam.
Sometimes you do find the…Continue
Added by Jacinta Gascoigne on August 3, 2007 at 1:09pm — No Comments
How did I get involved?
Living with my teenage sons and 18 year old god daughter, I thought I should check out what they were talking about. It was all yet an other language to learn, if I was to communicate with them.
Why did I set up a myspace?
I am on the committee of the only charity in this country…Continue
Added by Jacinta Gascoigne on August 3, 2007 at 12:51pm — No Comments
The one I just made up:
Supporting Learning - Regressing, Ignoring Reality, Dismissing, Wasting Resources and Imaginary Friends - Join Us for a Fun Filled Day. Your Imaginary Friend is Welcome to Attend.
Sorry about the venting - Supporting Learning With Online…Continue
Added by Jacinta Gascoigne on July 31, 2007 at 9:15am — No Comments
Web Sites Step Up
Thought you may all be interested in this article.
MP's flock to myspace
Interesting. How can it be that myspace is seen as an important feature of current political campaigns in Australia, yet the same politicians endorse the banning or blocking of access to such tools/sites in educational institutions nationwide?
I am most confused:)
Added by Jacinta Gascoigne on July 28, 2007 at 8:35am — No Comments