Skyping with The Wren’s Nest

Nearly two years ago I wrote a blog post about a project I planned and taught which promoted a critical view of literacy through storytelling based on the Brer Rabbit stories. I subsequently adapted to project to embed work with The Wren’s Nest Museum in Atlanta, the birthplace museum of Joel Chandler Harris who collected the stories. This included using Skype to link up with a story rambler as well as meeting the relatives of Joel Chandler

Calling all bloggers

On September 3rd I will be running a workshop about blogging in education at the New Literacies, Digital Media and Classroom Teaching Conference in Tasmania. At the start of the session I would like to showcase a range of blogs to show the attendees the different affordances and features of blogging systems. If you can think of an effective blog or if you run and blog and would like me to feature it in the presentation then please

Back from the Wilderness

Five months ago I took the decision to go on semi-digital leave and suspend some of my online activities such as blogging. This also meant that my use of social networking systems such as Twitter was more sporadic and incoherent. This was a difficult decision but it was necessary as my workload had reached epic proportions and something literally ‘had to give.’ I started the year being enthusiastically optimistic about the challenges of the coming