Archive for December, 2008

My 2008 at a glance

This is my 2008 in pictures – most of which I took. Kicking off the year in Cambodia – incredible; national apology to Australia’s Indigenous people – about time; beginning my adventures with blogging – wow; working with some incredible teachers – inspirational; multiple visits to Melbourne – for learning and fun; sharp learning curve in using technology – loved it!; red wine with friends – in vino veritas!; christmas = cherry season with family at Orange NSW – usual dramas!

Not bad. Bring on 2009! (go to my Multimodal page to view my Top Tools for 2008 in same format using RockYou!)

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I have stumbled across a brilliant Indigenous resource on the ABC (Australia) website. The indigenous language map (above) is interactive and links to many other indigenous links on the ABC site. Which then led me to the other resources on the website! Latest news, multimedia, animated Dreamtime stories and so on.  The Education page in particular, is a MUST for any Australian teacher.  I just LOVE it!!!

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My favourite blogs and wikis…

2500896148_343b43086e_mI noticed Judy O’Connell in her blog, “Hey Jude” created a list of her favourite edublogs for 2008. So, naturally I thought I’d steal her idea and do my own version!!

As I am still suffering vertigo from undergoing a steep learning curve (loop!)  this year in technology,  my fav’s are blogs or wikis that are straightforward, easy to read and navigate, and relevant for my work as a primary curriculum advisor.


( I have numbered them but they are in no particular order).

1. Hey Jude – her blog motivated me to start one of my own!

2. Jane’s E-learning picks – I picked up a lot of great technology ideas for the classroom from her blog.

3. Will Richardson – provocative and insightful blog and wiki.

4. Larry Ferlazzo – ESL blog with lots of practical tips and advice.305722372_0cacb1744f_m

5. Transitioning to Web 2.0 – comprehensive info for educators who want to use blogs with their students.

6. Cool Tools for Schools – great wiki of Web 2.0 tools for educators to use in the clasroom.

7. Educational origami – Andrew Churches Tradional and Digital literacies wiki. Great stuff!

8. WebTools4u2use – another wiki with a comprehensive list of Web 2.0 tools for educators to use.

9. Image Generators wiki – list of copyright images and photo sights.

10. Teachers at Work – Mark Treadwell’s education website has an extensive array of professional readings, links to websites and more!


It’s not a blog, however….

FlickrCC – I use more than anything other site, to get free images to use in my presentations etc. Love it!!!!

I’d also like to mention my wiki which I have used with teachers this year, particularly those engaged in our Inner West Early Learning course. Some wonderful sharing emerged as a result, and firm networks across schools were established. As it is a private space, I haven’t added it to the list!


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This great little animation sums up my feelings as I approach the last week of work before the school holidays kick in.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “And another thing“, posted with vodpod

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