Three things happened last week that aligned so magnificently that I feel like it was meant to be. The wonderful energetic Georgina Laming, aka @miss_laming, contacted me via Twitter DM late last week to ask me about what young people and parents should know about social media. This conversation was at a time when I … Continue reading Top ten tips on social media, young people and parents – what do we need to talk about?
I’m working with some colleagues on developing a manifesto for social media in learning and teaching in higher education. This is a passion project for me. One that I have invested in for a number of years now. With all my teaching in since 2012, I have integrated some form of social media into my … Continue reading Social media in learning and teaching in higher education – what is important?
I've been thinking for a while now that I need to collate all the projects I have carried out on social media connected to learning. I've worked across and in between multiple higher education sites and within the cultural heritage sites with this work for a number of years. All along, building my understanding and … Continue reading Social Media and Learning – sharing my journey
The year has begun with me, like for many of us, with setting goals and making some changes to how I live my personal and professional life. One of the most significant changes for me that I have made is returning to regular yoga practice and lessons. Today was day one of a five day … Continue reading Taking small steps – yoga reminds me of writing
I’ve been having great discussions with MAAS educators and the communications crew about audience engagement with social media. Particularly from the education stance and illuminating the unique learning that occurs. We have been thinking about how to engage teachers, students, museum educators, and learners as a whole. How could we do this? One hashtag that … Continue reading Would a dedicated hashtag to museum learning in Australia work?
A fellow passionate social media user for professional connections pinged me a great blog post that made me think about the value of tweets and how we critically read them. Jan (@Janpcim) and I have regularly talked about the value of social media for us as educators. We are both advocates of this way of working and … Continue reading The 9 commandments of Tweets that add no value
Over the end of year period I stopped. I think it was the first time in over 12 months that I actually truly stopped to reinvigorate my body and my mind, and most importantly to reflect about how I wanted to approach this new year. Some might call it a new year’s resolution but for … Continue reading Renewing and reinvigorating to work smarter
It’s coming to the end of the year and Chat with Rellypops blog is going to take the time out to relax and refresh after an action packed year. I’ve been slightly more reflective than usual about the events of 2014 and thought it would be timely to consider what I have learnt from the … Continue reading What 2014 has taught me…
Over the past two days 26 idea generators have been working together at the Australian National Maritime Musuem to look at what curriculum material could be developed for a massive new program – the Warships Pavilion. As a collective we come from a variety of different backgrounds (curators, museum educators, curriculum policy makers, teacher educators, technology experts, … Continue reading #warshipbootcamp has begun
This is a guest post By Lindsay Holt. In her second blog post we hear about teaching in Laos and gain insights about space, place and impact of education. Lindsay was so inspired by her experience she has taken up the opportunity to complete an internship at the Jay Pritzker Academy in Siem Reap. During my … Continue reading Educating Laos