Please sponsor me for being selfish.

I’m doing the Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday 1st October. That’s 13.1 miles (21.1km). I’m not fast. In fact I’m pretty slow. I’ve not been able to train or prepare as much as I would have liked. It won’t be easy. It will hurt and I will be sore for a few days after, if…

What can Open Data do for public services?

Good Practice Exchange at The Wales Audit Office The Wales Audit Office is holding a Google Hangout on Open Data. It will look at how Open Data can help public services to deliver joined up, transparent and effective public services. In this blogpost, Dyfrig Williams looks at why the Good Practice Exchange is interested in the topic….

Tackling tricky topics – Cyber Bullying

Originally posted on Babi Tech:
Cyber bullying is when someone uses technology like texting, online chat rooms and social networks to bully someone. Children may find it hard to talk about cyber-bullying so it’s important to let them know that they can talk to you about anything. Top tips for broaching the subject; Stay calm.…

Tackling tricky topics – Adult content

Originally posted on Babi Tech:
Let’s face it, no one wants to talk to their children about adult content. In fact if we were playing cringe-worthy-parent-moments top-trumps, porn beats them all. The trouble is, no matter how good our home internet parental controls are, you only need to walk around the magazine aisle of a…

Preparing kids for unsupervised internet use

Originally posted on Babi Tech:
More of the content I produced for O2 Telefonica, you can find the published versions and more on the O2 guru bites site but I thought the Babitech and Pontydysgu audiences would appreciate their own versions… The internet is an amazing place for learning, creating, playing and socializing for the…

How Babis Learn Tech

Originally posted on Babi Tech:
All of the cartoons in one handy blog post. Behaviourist Babi Cognitivist Babi Humanist Babi Social Constructivist Babi

A Plain Speaking Guide to the KS3 Computing Curriculum in England

Originally posted on Babi Tech:
I did some writing for O2 Telefonica at the end of last summer, you can find the published versions and more on the O2 guru bites site but I thought the Babitech and Pontydysgu audiences would appreciate their own versions… A Parents Guide to the KS3 Computing Curriculum Learning about…

Web 2 CV

A few people have asked recently, “What exactly do you do?” and I struggle to give a simple answer.  So here’s a portfolio and a link to some cool infographics instead! And because I’m feeling extra nice, there’s a link here to some bookmarks we used in a training session with careers advisors on using…

Are you sure you want to delete this post?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how people use the same platform in completely different ways. Taking Facebook as an example, the information and type of information people choose to share varies from a running commentary of what’s happening on the TV to thoughts that would or should otherwise have been kept secret. I…

#pwdproject

Not content with my MA research and a part time lecturing job I’m keeping myself busy working for Pontydysgu, I say working, I’m not sure work is supposed to be quite so interesting, or fun (it’s not fun Graham, I’m working really hard, honest!). At the moment I’m trying to find out about the use…