Monday, August 06, 2007

Classroom2.0 on Ning

I've recently joined a Ning community, "Classroom2.0," as you can see by my new badge on this blog.
Classroom2.0 is a "social networking site for those interested in the practical application of computer technology (especially Web 2.0) in the classroom and in their own professional development."
I think Ning has great potential for teachers/educators setting up their own social networks and exploring the potential of Web2.0. I've recommended setting up a community in Ning for a couple of local groups of educators, getting started in social networkiing.

8 Random Things Meme

I've been tagged by Jo McLeay with the '8 Random Things Meme.'

After a quick bit of research, decided to give it a go.
Here are the rules:
  1. Let others know who tagged you.
  2. Players start with 8 random facts about themselves.
  3. Those who are tagged should post these rules and their 8 random facts.
  4. Players tag 8 other people and notify them they have been tagged.

My 8 random things meme.

1. I’m an occasional blogger, member of a web2.0/blogging group, nicknamed 'net2blazers', an explorer in the world of Web2.0 and especially into social bookmarking.

2. Have an avid interest in politics and love to discuss issues with others, especially in this election year (Federal) in Australia.

3. Consider myself to be a bit of a greenie and we have just installed more rainwater tanks in our home this year. We save and recycle water, recycle and compost etc..

4. I came to live in Oz while still at school. I have lived in 3 continents, including Europe and Africa. I once lived on a farm in Ireland and had my own pony.

5. I love the web and spend a lot of time on the computer at home but multi-tasking is the go!

6. I love reading. I’ve always had a voracious appetite for reading and English was my favourite subject at school. Thank heavens for RSS and aggregation!

7. Passionate about SouthOz (South Australia) and its charms. Under-rated by many but has great beaches, seafood, cafes and restaurants, wines and wineries, outback, climate, home of the Leafy Sea Dragon and Coopers, Tour Down Under and Festivals and friendly people.

8. Still one to go! Most interesting (?) clip on the Internet Archive: “Duck and Cover” – sign of the times (1951).