Sunday, November 24, 2013

EduTech Smackdown Open Mic Night

3rd Annual Edutech Smackdown! Our highly anticipated, most attended, & crazy fun LIVE webinar event is BACK!
Starring Dr. Joyce Valenza and YOU!
December 2nd 8pmEastern
with yours truly, @GwynethJones & @Librarian_Tiff moderating.

For resources, chat & webinar archive visit the
Session Wikipage
Participant Link

We’re creating (that's you, too!) a rich crowd-souced presentation/book. So grab a fresh slide (or two!) and share your Learning Tools tips, info, or resources!
Remember to sign your slide with your name or @Twitter name so we can call you up to the microphone to share your slide (raise your hand to get quick microphone privs!) and let's keep the black background for visual continuity. The less text the better! More preso designing tips below.   
Here are my slides to use as an example.
Flickr is my #1 favourite source for all things digital image hosting. Experience the majesty of Flickr with Flickr Explore! Flick the amazing HUGE repository of Flickr Creative Commons pics! 
Flickr Tag Galaxy let's you explore the tags of Flickr in a fun animated connected way! 
See how cool it is?! You can view it in full screen mode and with a click spin it around!

How to be a Presentation Ninja from gwyneth jones
At the Smackdown -You’re the Star!


For the webinar, we suggest grabbing a headphone/microphone combo
for your best sound. Kennel the pups, corral the kiddos, & be ready to raise your hand and share! 
Will you be joining us?


 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Level Up Your Blog!

Taking Your Blog to the Next Level!
So you've started a blog! AWESOME! But have you taken it to the next level? Or have you neglected it and need to get -rededicated to the blogging process? Did you know that you can use your blog as a one stop web presence shop? You can include a bio page, a page for contact, a page for links & resources, and more!  Join the amazing and inspiring Edublogger heself, Sue Waters for a fabulous FREE Webinar Monday November 4th at 8pm Eastern USA time (or if you're one of our Aussie PLN it will be Tuesday morning at 9am, Perth time!) and take your blog to the next level!  Make your blog an epic win!
Participant Link
Session Wikipage
Just like a protected or locked Twitter page a blog that's dormant does not build a PLN or make a positive web presence! Let your blog go free!
Blog Guilt? Let it Go!
Here's a shot of my first blog archive- see? For the year 2006 I only blogged 8 times! In 2007 I did a little bit better with 22 times, but something happened in 2008 (Don't ask, I really don't even remember why!) I went back down to 12 posts! But as I've said before, whatever you do, NEVER EVER apologize about NOT blogging. If you're taking a haitus (like the Levelup Book Club Blog) just explain to your readers why you're taking a break and hope they come back!   It's not the number of posts - it's the passion and persistence and passsion of your message! 


I've also blogged about this topic before - see some practical tips & fun ideas, & no-nonsense advice.

Just Blog It! Blogging Tips & Ideas 

Resources:
(Don't worry, they'll be more after the FREE webinar & everyone is invited!)

Sue Waters// | The Edublogger

The //Edublogger// | Tips, tricks, and help for educators and bloggers

You’ll find other Teacher Blogging Challenge series here:


Questions to ponder and for your commenting pleasure  

(I LOVE to hear from you!)

  • What are your best blogging tips?  

  • If you've started a blog but let it go, please share why - we can all learn from each other! 

  • What is your best blogging triumph or worst blogging failure?

  • Why do we blog at all?

 

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