Seeya, WordPress.

Dear WordPress,

It’s been a while. You’ve changed. I’ve changed.

It’s not you. It’s me.

Whatever your breakup slogan, I’m switching from this old thing to the beautiful new Squarespace site! Check it out, here.

Seeya, WordPress. It’s been fun. I’ll be back…

Let’s embrace change: why we need laptops in classrooms

I was asked by the Sydney Morning Herald to write a piece on why we need laptops in the classrooms, in response to the news that the prestigious Sydney Grammar School has banned all laptops in classrooms. I think that’s a bit ludicrous. Many on Facebook didn’t! Let me know what you think.

Here’s the article.

Dreams for the future

I’m sitting at the departures gate of Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, on what would have to be one of the most uncomfortable couches I’ve ever sat on. I’ve just connected to the free WiFi and now have to sit for 5 hours as we wait for our connecting flight. 
 Sitting at the airport waiting and dreaming. (Do you like my socks?) 

But all this waiting has got me thinking (it’s not like I’m busy or anything!). Thinking about the future and my dreams. 

Whenever I’m in an international airport or another country, I get such a buzz, it’s very exciting. I sometimes dream I’m a foreign correspondent flying somewhere big, or scary, or at least very different, reporting on a major event, or a small one that no one knows about, and will learn something by the time we leave. I love immersing myself in another, totally different culture. 

And hope to, one day, in whatever form, go over to another country and report on what is happening, for real. 

My first YouTube video – a school project

This was an Independent Research Project I completed for my English class about life during World War One in Australia. I have modelled it off an average Sunday Night report.
For the main part of the report, I spoke to 91 year old Joan Henry. She lived in Australia during the Second World War, while here husband for 67-years Jim went to fight and was a Prisoner of War in Germany. While it’s not the same war, I spoke to her about what it was like at home – the emotional and social differences, and that remains the same.

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Hi there,

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the internet. I appreciate the time you’re spending looking around my unkept blog.

A little bit about me: I’m a fifteen year old teenager, interested in news from home and around the World. I’m passionate about digital journalism, breaking news, broadcast news and social media.

Currently, I work with online news website, The Global Panorama as an Oceania Correspondent and Social Media Manager. I previously held the position of Oceania Editor for about nine months.

As mentioned above, I’m very interested in how news and journalism is changing, and how the internet and social media drive that change. I tweet breaking news, media, world news and my general thoughts on my Twitter page, @anthonysegaert7.

Further, I manage The Global Panorama’s Twitter accounts, including the primary world news account (@TGlobalPanorama) and regularly post breaking news alerts from @TGPBreaking.

Aside from news and media, I’m interesting in education, public speaking and debating and technology.

I dream of working at a TV Network in Australia or around the world, bringing people the news that matters as it happens.

To keep updated on my work and adventures, follow me on Twitter, or follow my blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Anthony Segaert.