Education Fast Forward Debate coming soon.

EFF_LogoRemember to join the Education Fast Forwad (EFF6) debate which will take place at the Education World Forum with remote participants via Cisco Telepresence.  It  takes place  on Monday, January 28, 2013. Entitled From Learner Voice to Emerging Leaders, the debate will be filmed in front of a studio audience for the very first time and broadcast by Cisco TV.  The live stream is accessible on Promethean Planet from 11 a.m. to 12 noon (GMT) on the day.  See the Promethean Planet page about the event for further unformation and also to tune into the Live Broadcast on the day.
If you are interested in current education developments and in particular the influence that learners can have — this is not an event to miss.

Those people watching the live broadcast can also comment using Twitter using the Hash Tag #EFF6 — please make your presence at the event known.  The twitter feed will be monitored for questions and points raised which may also be mentioned in the live debate.

Remember to Tune in at 11a.m. GMT  on 28th January, 2013.

See further information about the event by accessing the folowing web pages,

The Promethean Planet EFF Page
Previous Blog Post on the Cisco Education Blog
Cisco Blog about the eventDSCF5580Some Photos from previous Debates showing Cisco Telepresence in action – on this occassion the debate involved participation between from 13 locations around the world and various time zones.


Education Fast Forward – #eff6 #LearningMatters

I wrote about the forthcoming Education Fast Forward Debate last year – click here to read what I said.

Further to this John Connell has written a more recent post – do read what he has said – click here

This debate like the last one will include contributions from young learners from various countries.

If you are involved in Education then I strongly recommend that you take part in this event by watching the live video web cast and contributing to the discussion using the following twitter hash tags #eff6 #LearningMatters

You can find the live web cast through the Promethean Planet website as follows

Get this date and time into your calendar January 28th, 2013 – live web case will start at 11am GMT.

Jim’s Hogmany Reflection – 2012

Hogmany – 31st December 2012 at Ruach

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(playing the dice and parcel game a traditional game now at our annual Hogmanay party – more of this another time…..)

Each year Mary and I have an open door on Hogmany and have have a time of fellowship with friends and family.  This time consists of some homemade games and then at Midnight we all wish each other a Happy New Year for 2013 – the year ahead.  In the last few years I have then taken the opportunity to share a few thoughts about the year gone and the hear to come!

This year I felt inclined to share a song which I had heard Alison Krauss sing at a concert Mary and I attended earlier in the year.  But this was not to be as I had a very bad throat on the evening so I decided to review the year in photos and also use a Youtube version of Alison performing  the song (much better than I could do on a good day in any case!!!!)

So find below two linked videos – first my 2012 review with a vocal commentry and second the song “There is a reason” by Alison Krauss.
Of course the review wording is not an exact rendition of what I said on the evening as that was very interactive with inputs form the company present! But I have tried to capture the essessence of what I said 😉

The key theme here is actually about Gods faithfulness as experienced by those who know and follow his teachings as set out in the Bible.

Now enjoy listening to Alison Krauss singing “There is a Reason”

Thanks for Bipolar for Jesus for publishing the above video on Youtube….