Until about 5 years ago I grew up thinking pineapples grew on trees like coconuts. Though I have been on the planet for 34 years I still believe I have a lot to learn.
Now I have your attention I hope you read the rest of this post.
Who are you?
My name is Colin McIntosh. I am currently into my fourth year of studying the Bachelor of Education specialising in Primary education. I study part time and online (third year subjects).
I moved to Australia in 2008 and settled in Brisbane with my wife and her family. Prior to moving to Australia I spent most of my childhood life in a small country town called Blandford, in Dorset. I would recommend a Google search and have a nose. My favourite beach “Lulworth Cove” is there; though my wife debates its claim to be a beach as it has no sand, just pebbles.
My working life has been varied from looking after children with severe Autism to joining the Royal Signals and serving in the British Army for 4 years. In the Army I was trained as an Information System Engineer and learnt to support computer networks.
When I moved to Brisbane I tried my hand at IT recruitment, before gaining a job as a System Administrator at a local school in Brisbane. I have worked here for 7 years and it is due to my interactions with students that drove me to want to teach. Though I work in IT, I will be the first to admit I don`t know everything and tend to follow trends rather than jump in. For the last 4 years I have also been the Director of Rugby at the school. Rugby is another one of my passions.
I currently live on the North of Brisbane at Lawnton, if you are around this way, feel free to get in touch.
Where is my Blog?
You can find my blog at the following link https://colinmcintoshblog.wordpress.com/. I am new to the whole blogging thing but will give it a go. Please click the link at the bottom of my blog to follow me and I promise to return the favour.
My relationship with ICT
So I began my relationship with ICT when I was younger as a support tool for my learning difficulties with spelling and grammar. I soon found that ICT became a love and a safety net for coping with these difficulties that stemmed into a job. Some 15 years later I still have a love for ICT but this can easily steam into a hatred at times.
The following links I thought some would appreciate
But as most people I like to get a shiny new toy