How to plan your holiday, your life or anything else

10 02 2013

Follow on from the “plans of mice and men” comment yesterday, I would say that we did actually start planning the trip last year, albeit we did not know where we were going at the time . Most of our planning and day to day strategy is usually done one on the back of an envelope, such as this one:


However, we do have the occassional flashes of inspiration and also use a free bit of software called “freeplane”. Freeplane is what they call a mind mapping tool where you can put down your ideas, dates, questions etc in a graphical form. You can revisit and revise as you go along.

Here’s one we did earlier in the initial stages:

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There’s lots of lovely colours you can colour in with to make the whole thing fun.

Another tools I have used extensively is Pearltrees to bookmark websites. It’s great when you browsing to be able to bookmark and sort either there and then..

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Another good tool for collecting info is Evernote, particularly when combined with another tool called IFTT (It this then that), which enables you to bookmark you tweets.

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However if Evernote and IFTT seem too complicated you can always try Wunderlist which is a simple list making tool. Most of these apps also work on Android and iOS so you can have them on your phone as well 😉


#iPhone / #iPad resources for travel and education #elearning #edtech

19 01 2013


These links might be handy if your educationg your kids whilsts travelling or at home.

What Students Can Actually DO With An iPad
50 Impressive iPad Apps to Fuel Lifelong Learners
5 iPhone Apps for Students With Disabilities
One iPad in the Classroom? – Top 10 Apps
How to Load Games Onto Your iPod: 7 steps
50 best free iPhone games on the planet
What to know before giving kids an iPod touch – Tips and Advice for Parents and Families
The Big Problem With iPads In The Classroom
The younger generation doesn’t do boredom – it must have an iPad or iPhone to hand
The iPad joins comics and the spinning top as a ruiner of childhood: more tales of total bollocks | intercourse with biscuits
iPad for Teaching & Learning
15 Reasons To Use Your Apple iPhone
5 Simple (But Hidden!) Tricks All The New iPhone/iPad Owners Should Know