This is my third time nominating educators for the The Edublog Awards. My nominations in 2012 are:
Best individual blog: dangerously irrelevant http://dangerouslyirrelevant.org/
Best individual tweeter: @ashley
Best resource sharing blog: Edudemic http://edudemic.com
Best twitter hashtag: #edsg
Best teacher blog: On an e-journey with generation Y http://murcha.wordpress.com/
Best school administrator blog: A Principal’s Reflections http://esheninger.blogspot.com/
Best free web tool: Edmodo
Best educational use of visual: Open Source Physics Simulations by lookang http://weelookang.blogspot.com/
Best educational webinar series: K12 Online Conference http://k12onlineconference.org/
Best educational use of a social network: The Educator’s PLN http://edupln.ning.com/
Best use of a PLN: The Educator’s PLN http://edupln.ning.com/
Lifetime achievement: Another dot in the blogosphere? http://ashleytan.wordpress.com/
I attended the Power Searching with Google course and is proud to earn a certificate! It was a simple online workshop about search techniques. I learnt some nifty stuff about searches, for example, searching images using colour filters. I didn’t know about it before the course. Haha!
I hope Google will come up with more courses related to its applications. The course also features Google Hangout. Although I didn’t participate, I think it’s a great start for Google to deliver online lessons to masses.
I’m so impressed and amused by my Primary 6 boys’ video adaptation of a textbook passage. I don’t think I can produce it myself
Ironically, a few parents told me NOT to assign online work to their children. Perhaps I should show them this video next time. Their kids are really doing amazing stuff
What would you do if you noticed some of your graduating students spending too much time on Facebook and neglecting their final year examinations? These students shouldn’t be on Facebook too as they are below 13 years old.
How would you feel when a 9 year old boy sent the above Facebook message to people in his network announcing he will be deactivating his account because it’s illegal for him to be on Facebook? He is sad to lost all the connections till 2016.
I still remember I used Twitter to follow the conference then. This time round Twitter is unleashed and the hash tag #ictlt2012 has been enjoying success in usage.
My To-Do list:
1. Must attend @Sham Sensei‘s awesome ‘Lead Teach Tweet’.
2. Support my colleague’s presentation on using Digital Mind Mapping with Popplet.
4. Many concurrent sessions related to using technology to teach languages.
5. Meet up with like-minded educators and wonderful tweeps in my Twitter PLN.
See you in iCTLT 2012!
It is interesting to see how often and where Singapore appears on this infographic by Online Schools (click on image for full version).
When I posed the question "Where do we lie?", I meant two things. Where we are positioned and where the untruths are.
Let us not kid ourselves: Statistics and visuals obscure details and inconvenient truths!
Last year I did a simple survey with pupils from Primary 1 to 6 on their favourite devices for learning in classroom. Laptop/netbook was their favourite device. This year I did another similar survey with a smaller group of students (and ex-students) in Facebook. Laptop/Netbook retains the students’ top choice. Despite the rise of tablets in 2011, it remains as the ‘sub ‘ device, clinching the second place.
Interestingly, Interactive White Board seems to be gaining popularity among students, overtaking the iPod and mobile phone as the third choice. Is IWB is next big thing or fad?
Update: iPod, mobile phone and gaming console just overtook the IWB. This is an ongoing Facebook ‘Question’