2012-01-10T16:22:53.618+07:00In December 2011 I started to use "Scoop.IT" as a tool to inform about new items on Shambles.NET ... it takes much less time than posting directly to the Blog and also contains social elements like re-posting to other social networks and having the ability for visitors to leave comments.
2011-05-16T13:35:04.283+07:00Shambles Newsletter May 2011 .. now onlineand it lives athttp://www.shambles.net/newsletter/May2011 or use the short url http://bit.ly/kCxOmP It only comes out three time a year ... designed specifically for k-12 educatorsThe Content in this issue includes- launch of ShamblesPad (built on EtherPad)- Facebook instant OpenSIM VW- IB in LinkedIn- CPD courses and conferences- iPad School Timetable App written by a student- SAGE: Speakers, Authors, Guests, Experts - PLANA Australia New Zealand CPD Portal- #21CLHK #learn21cn #TechEx2011 #barcampcm4 #rscon3- iDevices Apps #mlearning #Apps #edapp- The Relationship Manifesto- Digitise the Text Book Industry- The TED-Ed Brain Trust- Generation Y: Who, What, How- Flipped ClassroomI'd appreciate your help to spread the word by forwarding this email to education colleagues or by Tweeting or through Social networks. It might be more convenient to use the url http://www.shambles.net/newsletter/which has a sign-up form and also contains archives back to 2002. The next edition out in November (enjoy the summer hols) [...]
2011-02-08T22:47:46.542+07:00Shambles Newsletter February 2011 .. now online
2011-01-16T11:44:05.735+07:00I'm about to have some (old media) namecards printed and so thought I'd take the opportunity to redesign them.It is a challenge to decide just what to put on it ... originally I was going to go very minimalist but then it started to grow into a record of my digital footprint.I even considered just linking to one page on the internet with all this info on it ... but then the aim is focus on the experience of recipients not myself ... which then brings into question ... what is the purpose of a paper-based namecard?. Is it to communicate or is it a marketing tool ... or vanity?When I receive a namecard from others I scan it and throw the image into Evernote which auto character recognises the text to make it searchable ... so one of the considerations was to make it 'optical character recognition' friendly ... so no flowery or low contrast text and no messy backgrounds. One easy decision was to include a QR Code ... with the increased use of smart phones I predict that 2011 will be the year of QR Codes in Education ... and you thought it was going to be tablets.The interesting question is what should go in the QR Code? ... I decided to have it simply go to a page on Shambles ... so the decision is really what to put on that page to make it friendly to mobile devices .... I'm still working on that ;-)So any feedback ... you have would be appreciated ... please add in 'comments' ...many thanks FRONTBACK[...]
2010-12-15T23:36:18.625+07:00Click Image to see the video
2010-09-10T23:49:30.246+07:00Just returned from running a series of workshops in Singapore ... here is 90 seconds from the workshop "Beyond PowerPoint"
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2010-05-01T23:04:40.532+07:00Recently I seem to have added a lot of links in the "MFL and ICT" area of shambles www.shambles.net/pages/learning/mfl/mflict/
2010-03-29T23:40:45.851+07:00In May I have been invited to Sydney (Australia) to run five days of workshops.
2010-02-18T18:48:32.735+07:00The February 2010 edition of the Shambles newsletter is now online at http://www.shambles.net/newsletter/february2010There are only three a year so not many to look at. I'm really pleased with how this edition has turned out ... and I'm also very grateful for the suggestions and contributions received. I'm pretty certain that there will be something in the newsletter that will be of interest to you and your colleagues ... please feel free to pass the link around, it is public. One section that is bulging is that listing conferences, courses and workshops especially in S.E.Asia ... including some for the next academic year ... your staff i/c teacher professional development should find this particularly useful. All at: http://www.shambles.net/newsletter/february2010 Next newsletter will be in May ... Have fun Chris Smith (Shamblesguru) p.s. Happy Chinese New Year .... Year of the Tiger ---------------------------------------[...]
2013-12-18T16:10:48.150+07:00The online company I used (in Hong Kong) to manage the Shambles newsletter subscriber database is 'no more' ...
2013-12-18T16:12:40.752+07:00After seven years it's time to revamp the Home page on the Shambles website .... the rest of the site will remain the same ... just the front door getting a new coat of paint.
2009-08-27T00:27:08.451+07:00I've just done the first ... of what I plan to be a ongoing series of screencasts ... of mini-tours around the Shambles Website ... this first one is about the "Mobile Phones in Education" section.
2009-05-04T23:57:13.046+07:00Shambles Termly Newsletter: May 2009 ... only 3 a year ... for (international) educators http://tr.im/kpvx
2009-04-29T13:46:31.065+07:00Personal Learning Network (PLN) => Personal Digital Footprint (PDF)