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ASCILITE 2007 to be held in Singapore

Ascilite 2007 – ICT : Providing Choices for Learners and Learning

Get your thinking caps on for ASCILITE 2007! Proposals are due July 23rd.

This conference will be held in Singapore at the Nanyang Technological University.

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Back to basics – what IS a weblog?

Well, sometimes its worth revisiting the basics – I learnt this the hard way when teaching computer studies, and had a student leave the class never to return because she had never used a mouse before – something I had neglected to consider covering!

So, here it is, an Introduction to Blogging at WordPress with all manner of things like trackback and pingbacks, syndication, plugins and much more!

Here is WordPress’s ‘blogging tips’ list for you, if you’re keen to get started with blogging:

1:Post regularly, but don’t post if you have nothing worth posting about.

2:Stick with only a few specific genres to talk about.

3:Don’t put ‘subscribe’ and ‘vote me’ links all over the front
page until you have people that like your blog enough to ignore them
(they’re usually just in the way).

4:Use a clean and simple theme if at all possible.

5:Enjoy, blog for fun, comment on other peoples’ blogs (as they normally visit back).

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Edge bulletin #3: stencil art rocks!

Moving right along now… 🙂
This picture was loaded directly from Flickr with the Flickr option in the edit area of Edublogs.

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Image: Margoc (the stenciler, Civic, Canberra ACT)

I double-clicked on the image I wanted (this one) and had preset the image size to ‘small’. If I drag the image the thumbnail appears instead.

Edge bulletin #2: picking up some leads now…

OK, now the editor toolbar is visible, I’ll try some links to video from google video for starters.

This was a short movie I recorded in Wellington as the World of Wearable Art paraded the streets. What fun!

EDge bulletin #1: this is just a test!

I have just come back into using my edublogs weblog here – I keep another weblog on Blogger because to date I’ve found it easier to edit aspects of the the template than I can using WordPress (my limited skills rather than the tool in this case, cos I love the edublogs set up!). However, with Edublogs new features this is now not the case!
So I’m gonna use this blog more to try things out in a more private sense, rather than in a public sense (and potentially things could get messy as a result!). If all is good, I’ll look to carry my Blogger blog over to Edublogs and support a great Aussie service! 🙂
I like the improvements to the editing, and the extra features. I’m still trying to work out Google Analytics, and now I have finished study for the year I hope to have more time to play and learn these new things!

Some initial notes:

a. Flickr isn’t loading – may be due to our firewall at work (although it works via Flock, Flickr that is)…strange!

b. the editor menu doesn’t seem to render fully – not loading completely? May be Flock? I could see the YouTube etc features just a moment ago, but they’ve disappeared now – wierd!

My office space

My office space

Here’s a quick pic of my office space (just checking out the image tools). My pondering about using edublogs will now doubt take place here! 🙂

P.S. Just published this post then came back and edited it a bit and found the editor links like YouTube etc are now visible – yay!