Archive for March, 2015

Write here, write now

Posted: March 31, 2015 in Uncategorized

Write here, write now

I’m in awe (and frankly jealous) of one of my friends who set themselves the challenge of writing a haiku poem every day for a year. So far, the results of this have had me enthralled, not least because he has enlisted the artistic talents of a colleague to bring his words to life with an accompanying image. The results can be seen here: http://haikuaday.co.uk 

So far the subjects of these literary canapés have been wide-ranging and have included: work, teenage daughters, the eclipse, a garden shed and, most poignantly, the death of a family pet, proving that haikus can capture ideas so much bigger than themselves.

The thing I really love about this is the commitment to an idea. I wonder whether I’ll ever have the motivation and staying power to do something similar. 

Right now revision is probably taking all your commitment and motivation, and rightly so, but if, like me, you envy the creativity and discipline of my friend’s venture but you’re always putting things off, then maybe it’s time to start something of your own, write here, write now.

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New App to submit homework

Posted: March 13, 2015 in Uncategorized

edmodoI’m trialling a new way to hand in homework. Since there’s always a drama with printing and emails, I’m now using a free app called Edmodo. It’s easy to use, simply register as a student. Login in and set up a password. Every time I set you homework, I will give you an access code. Log in to Edmodo, enter the code and you’ll see what assignment you need to complete and your deadline, you can even submit your work simply by uploading your completed work. I welcome your feedback, so let me know what you think.