Back to school

It was a very weird experience, sitting in front of a class full of students from my old school. OK, it was a long long time ago since I sat in its drab and dusty classrooms and we were sitting in Campus North rather than the school itself yet it was still an odd experience. … Continue reading Back to school

So what – now what

I think this is going to be the end of my Thinking Digital 17 stories.  I could probably scrape up a few more if I tried hard though. It was such a great conference this year, with so much to remember and talk about. I know it was only in May yet I cannot recall … Continue reading So what – now what

Unfolding plans 178 – Out of the toolbox

The topic for this round of presentations has been ‘Out of the Toolbox’.  The title is an obvious reference to thinking outside the box but also attempts to draw us back to the work that we do. It was Saul Kaplan who said that we need to take our ideas off the white board and … Continue reading Unfolding plans 178 – Out of the toolbox

Unfolding plans 161 – Fun Day

Of all the audiences that I speak to, I find young children to be the hardest.  I’m sure I would get used to it but I’d have to work hard to be a teacher.  This morning we laid on a fun day at the education development Centre for a group of Year 5 pupils from … Continue reading Unfolding plans 161 – Fun Day

Unfolding plans 142 – Women in IT

You know that this is one of the areas that I am interested in.  It’s not just me though.  SOCITM has launched it as one of their key themes, getting more women into Information and communication technology. Last Wednesday marked the launch of their (its?) ‘Women in IT’ initiative held in Central London.  The event … Continue reading Unfolding plans 142 – Women in IT

Unfolding plans 121 – never knowingly undersold

Perhaps I undersell myself.  If not me then perhaps I have undersold the effect of some of the changes that we are making.  I have never knowingly been undersold, until now.  I say this because twice I have had to stop and think about some of the things that we are doing and the good, … Continue reading Unfolding plans 121 – never knowingly undersold

Unfolding plans 120 – The internet of things

We’ve created a new collective noun. A parliament of crows.  A bank of things, a bunch of things, an internet of things.  The Internet used to be a proper noun and then became an ordinary noun only to mature into a collective noun.  Is this the evolutionary cycle of a word?  Is it its product … Continue reading Unfolding plans 120 – The internet of things