For so long I have been rejecting the idea that I will ever use a Facebook Page for my CPD links, but in recent weeks, I have been trying it out and its so easy to post a link, article or just a comment, so I am going to step up and give it a go for a few more weeks, all I do I hope will be posted here, via the great program iFTTT, which will monitor what I post and list it here.
The address for the Konstrukshon CPD web page on Facebook is :
Or search for “Konstrukshon CPD”
Please check it out, and post any comments or even repost
Have you noticed that twitter feeds are now appearing in Google Search results, the problem is, so short a space to put in so much , so is the tweet all that Google is looking at or is it following any link, or is it just the name or account holder, what ever, the Google & Twitter link is live.
What ever this is a big deal and one we need to look at. I know so many who seem to divorce Google Search and Twitter, now this no longer can be the case.
Todays photo, no other reason than I want one,,,,, just can’t rase that much money !!
As students start to think about attending Uni for the first time, I want to introduce them to that noble art of Doodling, and right from the start, I want to emphasise Scay’s first rule, in Doodles – There are no rules.
Doodles are,,, a life line to allowing the mind to escape, to freely wonder, to follow lines of reasoning that are just not allowed in day to day conversation, its allows thoughts to bubble up from the depths of your inner self and be seen, perhaps for the first time.
I am a massive believer in students carrying their moleskin into every situation, making notes, thoughts ideas sketches and why we are here, doodles.
I constantly ask students to draw a situation, or detail they see, they I know I use my iPhone for much of this, but when time allows, sit and look, sit and think, and practice drawing, use colour, line styles, fonts, what ever takes your fantasy, and if time is short, grab your iPhone.
There is also the type of paper, I use a moleskin with fairly heavy paper 80 gram, but thats my choice, currently I am using a birthday present, my Beano note pad, yes I did read the Beano, and still do, the paper quality os poor, but its usable, but forget water colours and ink pens, they bleed.
The point is, doodle, on anything, if all you have is an old envelope, use it, stuff it into a pocket and reread it.
Its surprising, but I can go over a doodle or sketch and see my mind working, others often can’t, and they start saying all sorts, mostly to defend against the possibility that they just don’t understand and think they should, wrong, doodles are personal, and very much your inner self. I used to attend a class in Junior school, with an autistic kick, remember in those days we did not have special school, or teachers, it so happened our teacher seemed to be able to communicate with him, and asked what each of his sketched meant, and he sketched incessantly, it soon became apparent, that inside, the mind was pin sharp, and doodles allowed him to express thoughts that just some could read.
In other blogs I have asked you to think about Evernote to store scans of your doodles, its such a pain when you remember a sketch and want to revisit, it, but which book or note pad, or envelope way it in , evernote allows me to scan in and tag it, so I can find it, the work to do this is not much, ok I do spend a little more time that I want, but its so worth My iPhone evernote app is just fab for this.
Do a search in the bar above and look for moleskin, doodle or notepad, and read my other blogs. Try Visual Thinking, for a blog I wrote ages ago.
And for my Students next year who will enter their final Third year,,,,,,, sketch,