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January 8, 2012 / owexelstein

Educational Technology Creative Collection – Preliminary Task

Part of my New Year’s resolution is to revamp both my own and my pupils blogs.  We’ve been blogging for nearly 2 years now and seem to go through peaks and troughs.  I was delighted therefore when Colin Maxwell decided to launch the Educational Technology Creative Collection as it is the prefect vehicle for me to discover new ideas which I can then share with my class.  In fact one of the first tasks I will be setting my pupils when we start back on Tuesday is to revamp their blogs especially their about me sections.  I also plan to talk to my class about taking part in this challenge and sharing the activities and knowledge I gain – I think there can be no better model for learning than demonstrating it yourself.

To find out more about me click on the about page at the top or any of the Blogroll links.  I am really looking forward to sharing and seeing the ideas that everyone comes up with throughout this project.





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  1. John / Jan 8 2012 10:21 pm

    Hi Olivia,
    I am really looking forward to seeing how you pupils do with the assignments. Just noticed how @scottlo was fitting a ds106 assignment into his class, giving a task I just saw as a piece of fun value by placing it in context:

    • owexelstein / Jan 10 2012 11:12 am

      Thanks for the link John, it looks really interesting. I think this is going to be a great opportunity for share good practice as well as new ideas.

  2. Helen / Jan 9 2012 8:06 pm

    I often share what I am doing creatively with my students but had not really though of actually setting them any of the edtechcc tasks as I am doing them…but it might be interesting to see how they approach them

    • owexelstein / Jan 10 2012 11:18 am

      Thanks for your comment. I’ve started the first task with my class and it’s going really well. They are really engaging with the activities especially creating a new avatar for their page. I’ll try to post some screenshots when we’re finished.

  3. scottlo / Jan 9 2012 11:23 pm

    Thanks for the mention John. Speaking of students and blogs, as I have a new class beginning tomorrow and I will have students use, I will try to have them create their own banner images with typography.

    I did a trial run last night using open source tools and freely available fonts and images. One result might be to have the students feel a bit more invested in their blog if they have worked so hard to produce a banner image.

    I am working on a non English keyboard and can not find the proper symbols to embed the URL for my class. Please forgive me for pasting the whole URL but links to the tools and resources can be found there.

    • owexelstein / Jan 10 2012 11:20 am

      Thanks for posting that link, it’s really useful. If you do make a tutorial for this activity I’d be really interested in having a look at it.

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