Collaborate visually

Howard Rhiengold’s short video ( from Howard Rheingold’s Vlog) summarises some pretty significant shifts taking place. I’d like to show this video to teachers who are pretty much at the stage of looking at YouTube videos but not much else. A good conversation starter, as you can have a tick list while they you do this? know about this? heard about this? Go on! Do some collaborating (visually) today!

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Outstanding edublog awards

I want to thank the amazing folks who have nominated this blog for the annual Eddies awards – The 2008 Edublog Awards. It’s an honour to be nominated, and to be able to ‘wear’ the badge proudly for the 2008 nominations.

There are many many people who do a tremendous job sharing information and knowledge via their personal or group blogs.

We are all richer for this sharing. Thank you for the nomination!!

Now its time for all good friends in the blogosphere to visit the extensive list of fabulous nominations in a wide range of categories to expand your RSS reads, and cast your votes for your favourite.

Check out the excellent nominations in the category Best Library/Librarian blog and cast your vote! I’m honoured to be included alongside:

Lorcan Dempsey’s weblog
UoL Library Blog
Paul Walk’s weblog
Hey Jude
Joyce Valenza
Blue Skunk Blog

Blog ‘o the month, virtually!

After a tweet from Scot Merrick, I discovered that November is definitely the month of fun for me.

This blog has been selected for the the Blogger’s Hut @ ISTE Island in Second Life. This is just so much fun, and a real delight to be featured in the Bloggers Hut. Isn’t it nice to have an international ISTE member added to the monthly list!

So now its time to get into Second Life and vote. Come on in and join the fun.

We’re voting on:

Learning Visions”–Cammy Bean

“HeyJude”–Judy O’Connell

“Bud the Teacher”–Bud Hunt

“A Piece of My Mind”–Scott S. Floyd

Writing over coffee

As I sit in the coffee shop at home in my own suburb I am pondering how things on the communication front have changed in the years that I have been frequenting this excellent little shop.

How proud I was when I got a mobile phone so I could ring home while having coffee to get the kids to take the washing off the line. I could liase over my mobile to meet friends after school to talk. Now?

I am writing on my blog using the free wifi on my iTouch (though it could have been my eePC) after checking my email and twitter. Is this relaxing? Funny thing is that it is for me, but it is clearly not the chosen way for most people to relax! No one else here is on ‘a device’!

What does this mean? Is my behaviour part of a new wave or am I an abberation amongst my peers?

So cool, so easy!

Naturally, I am now testing the other bits of fun associated with Posterous.   Well, I am using my Gmail account, because my work email sends to Posterous all the privacy stuff that we have at the bottom of our emails. Now, to test sending a pic along with the post.

Here's a pic from my phone.  Oh, and we can't send stuff via SMS from OZ yet…unless we dial to the UK.  Sometimes, just sometimes, it might be worth it.  Otherwise via email is pretty cool.

So this is crossposting to my blog, twitter, and of course to Posterous. Nice 🙂

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River.tga (768 KB)

Posted by email from Heyjude’s posterous

Innovation these days? New tools new options!

I’ve just set up a posterous account via email, and it totally blew me away. This is the quickest thing on earth to set up and get kids blogging. It’s the quickest thing on earth for cross posting. Well, I just like it …it’s fun.

What’s more you can attach any type of file and they’ll post it along with the text of your email.
They’ll do smarter things for photos, MP3’s, documents and video links

I’m off to test this with an email right now!!  Cool.  Thanks to Maureen for sending me a recommendation🙂