Welcome to the February 2, 2009 edition of edna’s blogging corner carnival.
Challenges and Events
Sue Wyatt (Miss W.) presents Running a student blogging competition posted at Miss W. and her Smartboard, saying, “Just a few hints for running a blogging competition. We will be beginning another new one in March this year 2009. Keep a lookout on my class blog, personal blog and in the edublogger.”
Paul McMahon presents Could the Antipodeans be Missing an Opportunity in this Region? posted at An Expat Educator in Asia, saying, “Could the Asian region represent a world of opportunities for Aussie teachers with 1:1 experience?”
Kerrie presents Improving Your Blogging With The 31 Day Project! posted at Mobile Technology in TAFE, saying, “The edublogger, Sue Waters, is recommending that, particularly if you are new to blogging, you think about participating in this challenge. Follow the links on her post.”
Alison Hall presents 365 Photo Challenge posted at All in Bits and Pieces, saying, “At the end of 2008 I started to look for a challenge that would keep me active with my PLN and broaden my PLE. I came across the idea of 365 Photo project and decided I’d give it a go.”
Kerrie presents Reading for pleasure posted at You are Never Alone, saying, “Reading for pleasure is such an important part of developing literacy. But students need role models at home and at school. Think about the Premier’s Reading Challenge in your state this year.”
Christina presents Half Day Kindergarten vs. Full Day Kindergarten posted at Early Childhood Teacher, saying, “This is set up more like a discussion about half day kindergarten vs full day kindergarten. I am curious to see if half day kindergarten still exists especially with how much kindergarten has changed”
Kerrie presents How will the retirement of baby-boomer teachers impact? posted at You are Never Alone, saying, “Australian education systems this year will feel the impact of the retirement of many of the baby boomers. True baby boomers, born from 1946 onwards, turned 60 from the beginning of 2006. They have begun retiring and that will impact on our schools in particular in many ways.”
Paul Stewart presents Spine posted at Caliban’s End, saying, “The blog ‘Caliban’s End’ chronicles the creative process of publishing a novel. The blog contains posts about all sorts of things including using tech to assist the writing process. Before becoming a card-carrying geek (and eLearning consultant) I was an English teacher. One drowsy Friday afternoon back in 1998 one of my students suggested to me that I should try my hand at writing a book. It took me a while but ‘What Lies Beneath’ is my attempt to fulfill the promise I made that one day I would.”
Kim Flintoff presents Managing “Virtual Distance”: an educational perspective. posted at Dramatech Space.
Alison Hall presents Dr. Michael Webb and the MMGS posted at Alison Hall’s blog, saying, “School aged students are almost constantly immersed in an entertainment media environment. This in turn has a great impact for classroom listening habits. Enter Dr. Michael West and “The Music Motion Graphics Sequence (MMGS)” and cross media listening in the music classroom.”
Gladstone B. Alves presents Ubiquitous technology and infornography posted at (Dis)Interaction, saying, “A pretty wide account of the “infornography” phenomenum + of some effects ubiquitous technology has on work habits, lifestyles and, as a result, on mental and physical health.”
Gladstone B. Alves presents Social Media + Infornography + Humane Interfaces – (Dis)Interaction posted at (Dis)Interaction, saying, “Despite the desired social media literacy it’s also important that the tools itself be designed more in the direction of helping even the literate (social media) user to filter the noise and to focus content over style.”
Gladstone B. Alves presents Designing Social Interaction Tools – (Dis)Interaction posted at (Dis)Interaction, saying, “I don’t know if current social interaction tools are humane to the point we can make that journey through another mind in the light of other ideas, including some that we have fashioned from ourselves from our own experience.”
Sue Wyatt (Miss W.) presents Improving our Skype calls posted at Technology in our classroom, saying, “This post followed two skype calls. Students discussed how we could improve and what needed to happen when new classes began skyping.”
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