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My Reading List of Top 100+ Crime and Mystery Novels of All Time

My Reading List of Top 100+ Crime and Mystery Novels of All Time

I relax by reading for pleasure but had started to run out of ideas of what to read. Inspired by my husband’s goal to read ‘Top 100 Books You Need To Read Before You Die’ I decided to create my own reading list by focusing on the genre I enjoy reading – crime and mystery! Great way to discover authors and novels that are new to me.

This post shares my ‘100+ Crime and Mystery Novels of all time’ as well as provides the ‘Top 100 Books You Need To Read Before You Die’ that my husband is reading.

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Digital Curation: Putting the Pieces Together

Digital Curation: Putting the Pieces Together

Through digital curation we collect, manage and collate the best, most relevant content, on a specific topic or theme, for ourselves and share with others. Using tools like Scoop.it, Pinterest, Diigo and Livebinders educators collect the best resources to put them into context with organisation, annotation and presentation.

This post is a summary of the ideas. tips and resources shared during my presentation for the 2013 Reform Symposium e-Conference on digital curation.

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Commenting Counts (or does it?)

Commenting Counts (or does it?)

We’ve worked hard emphasizing that reading other people’s posts and commenting on posts are both a very important part of the learning process as a blogger. But what I do know is some have reflected they feel that commenting feels like a burden or that once you’ve made a comment it often goes no further.

What are your thoughts? Do comments count?

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Advanced Blogging: You asked for it!

Advanced Blogging: You asked for it!

I was asked to facilitate a series of blogging sessions the Massive Open Online Course on Educational Technology (ETMOOC).  You can read more about connectivist MOOC’s and ETMOOC here. This post is a summary of the ideas. tips and resources shared in the advanced blogging session. You’ll find the recordings to the session here: Complete list of archived ETMOOC Blackboard Collaborate Sessions Introduction to Blogging – Jan 17 incl. Sue Wyatt, Peggy George (see supporting materials here). Introduction to Blogging (Director Cut) – repeat Jan…

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Staying Sane: Letting Go To Learn More!

Staying Sane: Letting Go To Learn More!

A common challenge with connected learning is you want to learn it all NOW! But some times it is better to remember: I’m keen to see ETMOOC participants celebrating their learning and achievements in March like this: Rather give up feeling overwhelmed like this: Remember you don’t need to follow every link, think about every conversation. Thinks about what you want to learn and focus your time on this.  Sometimes quality is better than quantity. Prioritizing your Learning Below is a visualization of my work flow to…

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Work smarter and stay connected in a learning community

Work smarter and stay connected in a learning community

A key skill working online is working out strategies that save you time. It’s all about: Working smarter not harder. Saving time while maximizing outcome. Learning to focus on what you want to learn – you don’t need to follow every link, think about every conversation.  Learn to let go! And when you’re participating in a connectivist MOOC like ETMOOC where over 1,500 participants are interacting through their blogs,  Google+ community, through the ETMOOC Twitter hashtag and a wide range of tools working out strategies to work smarter…

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Learning through blogging as part of a connectivist MOOC

Learning through blogging as part of a connectivist MOOC

I was asked to facilitate sessions on blogging for the Massive Open Online Course on Educational Technology (#ETMOOC).  You can read more about connectivist MOOC’s and #ETMOOC here. I’ve written this post to help participants better understand the ideas I discussed in my session and to make it easier to access the resources I recommend. You’ll find the recordings to the session here: Complete list of archived ETMOOC Blackboard Collaborate Sessions Introduction to Blogging – Jan 17 incl. Sue Wyatt, Peggy George…

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An Aussie’s adventure in USA Part II: New York and Niagara Falls

An Aussie’s adventure in USA Part II: New York and Niagara Falls

As promised here’s the summary of our adventures in New York and Niagara Falls for those who have been following our Journey on Twitter and Instagram. As mentioned in my previous post: Connecting with other educators on Twitter has enhanced the experience.  My twitter network have helped recommend places to check out and it has been invaluable for connecting face-to-face with other educators in the different cities we’ve visited.  You’ll find my guide to using Twitter here. Instagram has been a great…

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