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For those who have expressed an interest in this #EdTechBook, you may be interested in my latest offering .. #EdTechRations, the technology we use at work AND home, and why.
Read more: dontwasteyourtime.co.uk/books/edtechrations

Ooh ooh ooh! Just had great idea for next #EdTechBook, who's in?

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New post: One Year on - The Really Useful #EdTechBook
It’s been an eventful year in the life of The Really Useful #EdTechBook. I wanted to just look back and collect my thoughts, and give you an insight into what it means to me, and to others.
The idea
My original idea was to write about my thoughts on the use of learning / educational technology. I then realised that, for me, the world of learning technology or technology enhanced learning (or just ‘learning’, as some prefer now) is about the people I connect with and learn from. Plus, you’ve probably read enough from me these days!
- See more at: http://www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk/edtechbook/one-year-on-the-really-useful-edtechbook/#sthash.aSsYwdMi.dpuf

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New post: Every Classroom Matters: How Teachers Can Self-Publish Books #edtechchat 
Earlier this year I was invited to share my experiences of self publishing my work as eBooks with Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) on the Every Classroom Matters podcast, broadcast through the BAM Radio Network. 

http://www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk/elearning/every-classroom-matters-how-teachers-can-self-publish-books-edtechchat/
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Just a few words on the free download of The Really Useful #EdTechBook. I've changed the setting so it is now only the first two chapters that are available for free (that's +Wayne Barry and +Zak Mensah chapters, as well as +Catherine Cronin's excellent foreword). There have been 1749 individual downloads from 57 different countries - which are plotted on the map.

The countries are identified in the logs based on the visiting IP address. if I could find a tool that could take the log of IP address and play them all we'd get a bigger picture of where

Top free downloads are in:

US - 736
UK - 349
France 114
Netherlands - 94
Germany - 86
Canada - 58
China - 47
Ireland - 40
Italy - 28
Australia - 20

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Thanks to +Ian Wilson  for this thoughtful post about his understanding of 'what is a learning technologist'. From his post here, and a few tweets we cam to the understanding, which is highlighted in the book by several authors, is that being a Learning Technologist is not about the job title itself, but it is about how you approach your work (note I don't say job, these are not mutually exclusive?). By being mindful of the technology and the pedagogic 'requirement' for a particular activity or learning journey, a 'learning technologist' (or person with interest in learning technology) the facilitator or leader or technologist or consultant or teacher (toy get the gist?) will exhibit restraint on the application of a technology. 

Read Ian's post, it's worth it.

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Great post from Nav that proves our work on the book has clearly touched and inspired many. Well done everyone.

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I have re-enabled the free download PDF on the website. The reason is that a few University libraries have added the book, and PDF download, to their systems, but are unable to host the PDF file. Thus, hosting it myself on my blog, enables the libraries to further the book and the work of the wonderful individual authors in it.

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Great post by Ian Wilson who is 'slowly' working is way through the book, here is what he thinks so far:

"I’m currently reading ‘The Really Useful #EdTeach Book’ which discusses the role of both the learning technologists and technology within learning. The chapter written by Peter Reed links the work of the learning technologist to teaching and this is where I see learning actually being enhanced by technology. Learners and practitioners need to develop their own understanding and use of technology in order for it to have an impact on their practice and/or learning. I wrote a waffle about developing your own style of teaching and even wrote a magazine article about it. If technology is not your thing then you don’t have to teach with it – but should we then impose this onto the learners? Should the learners not have the option to use their mobile devices within sessions to support their learning if this is how they learn? I’m going to waffle about how they do actually use them in a second, but I just needed to first establish that I think the choice needs to be with the learner/practitioner and not be imposed by either one onto the other. I would never suggest within a session that I didn’t want any pens or paper used – maybe this analogy is too extreme, but I feel it makes my point."
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