Box of Tricks is one!

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Yep, Box of Tricks is one year old today. I certainly find it hard to believe that it’s only a year ago that I decided to find out more about this blogging malarkey and ended up downloading and installing WordPress.

What started as a repository of ideas for me to refer back to (I have a notoriously bad memory) and a place where I could share and contrast my reflections about education has become an intrinsic part of my daily life. I enjoy writing Box of Tricks because it makes me want to find out more and it makes me think things through. That’s why I keep at it. It’s not a desire to be read but rather an aspiration to improve myself.

So, cheap philosophising aside, thank you to all those who have supported this crazy idea of mine by reading my posts over the last year. I am particularly grateful to those of you who have taken the time to comment on my posts, be it to say well done! or that’s the stupidest thing I’ve read in a while! Thank you all!

I hope you all join me in wishing Box of Tricks a very happy first birthday!

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José Picardo

José is Assistant Principal at Surbiton High School and a Fellow at Naace. He is interested in improving education and the way technology can be used to enhance and transform teaching and learning. José has been curating Box of Tricks since 2007 and holds a MA in ICT and Education.

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  • http://www.effectiveict.co.uk/ Andrew Field

    Congratulations on your 1st birthday – keep up with the excellent and informative work :)

  • http://www.effectiveict.co.uk Andrew Field

    Congratulations on your 1st birthday – keep up with the excellent and informative work :)

  • http://www.olchs.lancs.sch.uk/ Mary

    happy birthday from me too :) I must confess, though , I came here perplexed when I saw your alert on twitter ” Box of Tricks is one”… Box of Trick is one what? I wondered! But that’s the vagaries of languages for you , and keep highlighting ways to use ICT to teach them!

  • http://www.olchs.lancs.sch.uk Mary

    happy birthday from me too :) I must confess, though , I came here perplexed when I saw your alert on twitter ” Box of Tricks is one”… Box of Trick is one what? I wondered! But that’s the vagaries of languages for you , and keep highlighting ways to use ICT to teach them!

  • http://warringtonict.wordpress.com/ Chris

    Happy Birthday to you! I have only recently added you to my Google Reader but you have quickly become essential reading! Many thanks.

  • http://warringtonict.wordpress.com Chris

    Happy Birthday to you! I have only recently added you to my Google Reader but you have quickly become essential reading! Many thanks.

  • http://lisibo.blogspot.com/2008/06/animation-for-education-goes-ning.html Lisa

    ¡Feliz cumpleaños a Box of Tricks y qué cumpla muchos mås!

    Lisaxx

  • http://lisibo.blogspot.com/2008/06/animation-for-education-goes-ning.html Lisa

    ¡Feliz cumpleaños a Box of Tricks y qué cumpla muchos mås!

    Lisaxx

  • http://www.ld-technokids.com/ gail desautels

    Happy Birthday/Bonne fête José!!!! and a toast to many more – your Box of Tricks is fabulous!!!

  • http://www.ld-technokids.com gail desautels

    Happy Birthday/Bonne fête José!!!! and a toast to many more – your Box of Tricks is fabulous!!!

  • http://amandasalt.blogspot.com/ Amanda

    Happy first birthday, Jose! Cannot believe you have achieved so much renown in just one year!!

  • http://amandasalt.blogspot.com Amanda

    Happy first birthday, Jose! Cannot believe you have achieved so much renown in just one year!!

  • http://primarymfl.ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id=738935%3ABlogPost%3A20649 Jo RJ

    joyeuse anniversaire!

    -here’s to celebrating many more birthdays with Box of Tricks in the future!

  • http://primarymfl.ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id=738935%3ABlogPost%3A20649 Jo RJ

    joyeuse anniversaire!

    -here’s to celebrating many more birthdays with Box of Tricks in the future!

  • http://teachinglearningspanish.blogspot.com/ Karen

    Happy Birthday to one very excellent blog! Here’s to many more!

  • http://teachinglearningspanish.blogspot.com/ Karen

    Happy Birthday to one very excellent blog! Here’s to many more!

  • http://highschool.stillwater.k12.mn.us/duronioj Jen

    ¡Y qué dicha! Sin tu blog, me quedaría en la oscuridad tecnológica… ¡Felicidades al cumpleañero!

  • http://highschool.stillwater.k12.mn.us/duronioj Jen

    ¡Y qué dicha! Sin tu blog, me quedaría en la oscuridad tecnológica… ¡Felicidades al cumpleañero!

  • http://mrmackenzie.co.uk/ Sinclair

    Hey Jose,

    I missed your blog’s birthday by a couple of minutes. Congratulations, I think it’s a fantastic site you have put together here. Hope there’s many more birthdays to come! };8)

  • http://mrmackenzie.co.uk Sinclair

    Hey Jose,

    I missed your blog’s birthday by a couple of minutes. Congratulations, I think it’s a fantastic site you have put together here. Hope there’s many more birthdays to come! };8)

  • Guest

    Thank you everyone for your birthday wishes :)
    Well, enough navel gazing for one day… must get on with blogging about something useful!

  • http://www.boxoftricks.net José Picardo

    Thank you everyone for your birthday wishes :)
    Well, enough navel gazing for one day… must get on with blogging about something useful!

  • http://spanish-podcast.com/ Eleena

    You and I share a (blog) birthday. ¡Felicidades! And may there be many more happy years of blog entries!

  • http://spanish-podcast.com Eleena

    You and I share a (blog) birthday. ¡Felicidades! And may there be many more happy years of blog entries!

  • http://thegroovychick.com/ Sharon

    Happy Belated Birthday! That is pretty amazing that you were able to develop such a strong following in such a short time. There are some bloggers out there that have been struggling to get and maintain an audience. Not an easy thing to do…:) Sharon

  • http://thegroovychick.com Sharon

    Happy Belated Birthday! That is pretty amazing that you were able to develop such a strong following in such a short time. There are some bloggers out there that have been struggling to get and maintain an audience. Not an easy thing to do…:) Sharon

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