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I am always looking to learn more about the practical application of technology in the classroom to aid teaching and learning and on a school-wide basis. I am the Head of Digital Strategy for a large independent boarding school in Oundle UK, teaching 11 – 18 year olds. And, given the choice, I do not wear shoes. unless it’s very chilly outside.

My feet after five miles barefoot running

My feet after five miles barefoot running

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  • jen

    hi there! i’m wanting to reference a piece of your work for my masters assignment. would this be okay? and i wondered if you could give me your full name!

  • daibarnes

    I would be honoured. Dai Barnes is my full name. Do you mind me asking what you are referencing?

    • jen

      I read your work on distributed leadership and have used this line… “A distributed leadership perspective shifts the focus off the individual leader and on to ‘leaderful’ organisations” in my assignment. I really liked this idea. I hadn’t heard leaderful before but looked up a definition… Leaderful organisations lead all together (collectively) and at the same time (concurrently). I am working on my Masters in Educational Leadership and my first assignment is around Distributed Leadership. Thank you SO much. I really appreciate it!

  • Duluoz57

    i find the blue bird to be a meaningless distraction from your otherwise engaging point of view.

    • daibarnes

      Indeed. I put it on a week or so ago after seeing it somewhere else and thinking “yeah, that’s neat” – but I totally agree with you. It just annoys. And now it’s gone. Thanks for saying so.

  • Simbleby

    I need to some edtechroundup in my life… yes I am back…

    Jonathan Sim

  • Mark del Calma

    Good day Mr. Barnes, I have read some of your works and I would like to reference your work on the critical analysis of distributed learning on one of my works in my m.a. class I hope this would be okay. 

    Many thanks,

    Mark del Calma

    • daibarnes


    • daibarnes

      No problem. Please feel free to do so.

  • cikgu ayob

    Hello…Mr. Barnes. I’m Ayob from Malaysia. My school on running vle using frog too.