Monday, November 27, 2006

Demo: SouthOz geotagged Flickr photos

Demo of SouthOz geotagged Flickr photos using Splashr tool (new window).

Test Flash Online Jigsaw Puzzle

Test: Flash Online Jigsaw Puzzle - create your own online jigsaw puzzle on FlashPuzzleZone.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Many masks make a work of art

Check out Al Upton’s miniLegends (Year 3 and 4 students) 'meerkats' blog to view their masks. The miniLegends have uploaded their masks to create an imaginative collage effect or "really exciting new art work."
Al's basic mask model, to which I've added a message of support, has blossomed into a colourful work of art for all to see and share their learning.

Monday, November 13, 2006

2006 Edubloggers Awards

Josie Fraser (convenor of the 3rd annual Edublogger Awards) provides more details about these awards, nominated and voted upon, by the edublogger community.
Josie highlights the opportunities that the awards present to promote valuable contributions and "excellence in the educational use of social software" and to re-focus attention on the positive as a counter to the increasingly restrictive and alarmist trends eg. DOPA.

The recent K-12 Online Conference was an awesome event and organizers, keynotes and presenters are sure to be well represented in the nominations.
Nominate now! There are 10 categories overall and edubloggers can make a maximum of two nominations per category. Nominations close on Nov 30th and voting takes place in early-mid December.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

K12 Online Conference

The 2006 K12 Online Conference, highlighted by edubloggers during the past month or so, is still happening. This conference assembles an amazing group of talented, inspiring individuals sharing insights and resources, utilising Web2.0 tools to further collaboration and conversation in the connected world.
If you haven't discovered this fabulous conference yet, the Conference blog has updates from each presenter with links to podcasts, wikis etc. Use the image links to the podcast feeds for each of the 2 weeks. Subscribe to the two media feeds (weeks 1 and 2) using your i-Tunes or other aggregator. Follow the links from the conference blog.
A quick overview of the Conference agenda could also be useful.

I would like to highlight in particular Graham Wegner's, "No teacher left behind: the Urgency of Web2.0" podcast and wiki. Graham is joined by a host of noted edubloggers including Mark Ahlness, Rachel Jeffares, Greg Carroll, Jedd Bartlett, Judy O'Connell, Doug Noon, Jo McLeay, Al Upton and many others in sharing their vision and experiences, nurturing student learning in a Web2.0 world, bringing colleagues on board, overcoming obstacles, highlighting issues such as IP, copyright, filtering, leadership, technology and time barriers, and providing a glimpse of the future.
Spread the word and join in! As Graham suggests, 'Get one person started,' provide a copy of the excellent, collaborative resource, 'The Coming Of Age' (available to download and in audio format) to colleagues, join or offer PD sessions, encourage others, comment on blogs, act on opportunities and continue to develop your own professional development.

Like Judy, I'm a 'Web2.0 evangelist,' taking any opportunity to present at workshops and conferences, encourage collaboration, share resources and develop professionally.
It will be interesting to re-visit the questions asked by Graham during the next K12 Online Conference.