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Share Your Blogging Experience & Tips For Participants From Open PD

Share Your Blogging Experience & Tips For Participants From Open PD

Great news!!! I’ve been asked by Robin Ellis and Darren Draper to talk about blogging with educators participating in Open PD. Slight problem! Minor really — hardily worth mentioning but it’s at 5.00 am tomorrow morning my time (their local time of 5-6 pm US Eastern Time Zone on Wednesday April 9). Time for a confession — I’m not good at waking up in the morning. I never hear the alarm go off when it wakes up my hubby. So…

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One Page Guides For Engaging Others!

One Page Guides For Engaging Others!

Tim Davies has been working really hard producing a series of one page getting started guides with the goal: that each sheet should take someone from not knowing what a particular social media tool is, nor how they would use it – to at least having taken the first steps to using it in a sensible and sustainable way. And it should do that in no more than one side of A4. The Guides can be downloaded as either a…

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Even More Fun With Photos

Even More Fun With Photos

Yep, was doing some serious investigations of Murdoch Universities 23 Things Program designed for librarians to learn about web 2.o technologies and my attention was grabbed by Thing 14: Image Generator. Why? Well playing around with the different image generators looks like fun but also is another quick way of creating images for blogs and presentations. I must have been living in a vacuum because I never realised there was sooooooo many online tools for image generation. Actually I was…

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Getting The Ning Thing? Got It? Or Over It?

Getting The Ning Thing? Got It? Or Over It?

Yesterday’s post Ninging? Blogging? How Do We Best Support Needs Of Educators When Doing Professional Development? added more thoughts and voices to blogging vs ning. Thanks everyone for your comments — I suggest you check out their feedback. And once again I would like to thank both Graham and Clay for inspiring this conversation! And I have decided to follow up this post with reflecting on reasons why we are getting, got it or are over Ning as a result…

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Ninging? Blogging? How Do We Best Support Needs Of Educators When Doing Professional Development?

Ninging? Blogging? How Do We Best Support Needs Of Educators When Doing Professional Development?

What can I say? Whatever plans I had for last night were distracted by Graham’s BYO networks post. Why? Because he reflected on Ning communities vs blogging and highlighted that while Ning is a good starting point for new educators he worries that people may limit their online learning by staying within these Ning communities and failing to realise that building your own network from blogs, wikis etc provides greater potential for learning. [image by circulating] Why the distraction? Now…

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Make It Interactive! Engaging But Not Overwhelming! Using Other People As Your Eyes And Ears!

Make It Interactive! Engaging But Not Overwhelming! Using Other People As Your Eyes And Ears!

Today I did my Video in E-learning” for e-Tips n Tools for the 2007 Australian E-learning Networks using a virtual classroom (Elluminate) with +60 participants from Australia, Canada and Chile. The guidelines for the session were make it interactive, hands on and designed for people new to use of video. I decided to go all out with this session into unchartered waters –by setting up a Ning community (etools and Tips for Educators) for use during the presentation (here are…

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Reasons Why IT May Be Crap!

Reasons Why IT May Be Crap!

So far in my post series on use of Web 2.0 with students I have discussed our preconceived notions on our digital natives ability to use technology and why some students automatic response when you start using technology, for elearning, will always be THIS IS CRAP! Today I want to examine the reasons why the students saying THIS IS CRAP might be right! And for those waiting patiently for me to actually provide examples of how Web 2.0 is used…

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This Is CRAP!!!

This Is CRAP!!!

Yesterday for my post series on use the of Web 2.0 with students I highlighted our preconceived notions on our digital natives ability to use technology. Today I want to talk about how truly totally frustrating students can be when you do use technology, and why they react this way! As an educator we all have sessions that we spend hours preparing for only to have it all not quite go as planned, and students saying loudly THIS IS CRAP!!…

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Fact or Fiction? You Tell Me!

Fact or Fiction? You Tell Me!

Planning and writing a series of posts during the 31 Day Project was hard! But the pro was how incredibly rewarding it was — helped me focus, I reflected on my knowledge and research what I didn’t know! So I have decided that for me it is a practice that I want to continue. [image by Sydney] So this week, I’m going to take a look at how Web 2.0 tools are being used in education. And just to give…

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Why Ask Me? When A Community Can Do It Better?

Why Ask Me? When A Community Can Do It Better?

Inspired by Michelle Martin’s use of Ning for our Better Blog community, I decided to take a huge leap and go right out on a limb, which may well break and set up a etools and tips community using Ning for my live online session on “Video in E-learning” for e-Tips n Tools for the 2007 Australian E-learning Networks. Why Ning? It’s designed to appeal to users who want to create networks around specific interests or have limited technical skills…

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