Chris Brogan recently blogged about a “Primer for Blogging“. He argued the case for blogging and as I read down his list, I found myself physically nodding in approval to his advice.
Then, I hit #15. “My best (most popular) posts were the ones I spent the least time writing.”
I pulled up the analytics from my own blog. I know that there are some days where I get a lot of readers and there are some other days, not so much. There sure is one post that noticeably stands out. Right?
Good grief! What happened on that day?
In addition to my sharing of my reading from that day (OTR Links), there was one post – “Digital Citizenship Posters“.
It was a post that I had put together about Edmodo making freely available some posters. I talked about their work and made a suggestion that creating similar posters in the classroom would be a great student activity. The message sure seemed to be popular with 360 hits. As I look back on it, it certainly wasn’t a post that took a great deal of time to write.
Then, I look forward to the lowest number of visitors on June 8. Besides OTR Links, the topic was “This Week in Ontario Edublogs“. This post definitely takes a lot more time to produce. First, there’s all the reading of great Ontario blogging content that I do – whittle it down to one from each group – write and reflect on that post. That’s a big, big time commitment.
So…maybe he’s on to something.
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A Primer for Blogging
If you would like to get further into blogging, here is a brief primer
The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have
Every single teacher is concerned about his/ her teaching practices and the skills involved in this process. How many times have you wondered about a better way to teach the same lesson you have delivered to an eariler class? How often have you used technology to engage your students and improve their learning ? These are some recurring questions we keep regurgitating each time our teaching skills are put to the test.
Twitter Uses Its First TV Ad As An Opportunity To Launch Hashtag Pages | TechCrunch
Twitter launched its first TV ad Sunday, and it was all about NASCAR. But beyond just getting the attention of NASCAR Twitter followers, the ad is also meant to show off what brands can get if they partner with the social network
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Throughout the excellent IB Workshop Leader Training, the trainers, consciously and unconsciously, modelled presentation techniques. Trainee workshop leaders were encouraged to stand out front and present in groups. It was inspiring to see such passionate educators find creative, engaging ways to share their knowledge and learning. It was an opportunity to observe, watch, listen… and learn.
Young and Old – Traditionalists trash tech in teaching | Eylan Ezekiel
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Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: Responding to 20 #iPad Implementation Questions
A Texas colleague recently shared the following list of questions relevant to iPad implementation…rather than respond to them in a “closed” environment, i thought I’d post them here and invite folks to pitch in and help sharing their approaches. I like going through questions like this because it helps unearth questions that my team and I haven’t considered, as well as revisit questions and responses we have.
Curriculum Leadership Journal | Why digital literacy is important for science teaching and learning
We live in a science and technologically driven society. Being scientifically and technologically literate would help people live better-informed lives and enable them to make appropriate decisions and choices for themselves and their families.
The Best 10 Free Word Cloud Tools for Teachers
Word clouds tools have a great importance in education. Many teachers use them to perform several learning activities for their students. Generally speaking, a word cloud is a graphical representation of word frequency.
Flame malware extinguishes itself, Microsoft protects against future burns — Engadget
The folks behind that nasty Flame trojan that burned its way through the Middle East aren’t the kind to brag — the malware’s manufacturers apparently started dousing their own fire last week.
Linus Torvalds on Windows 8, UEFI, and Fedora | ZDNet
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Crypto breakthrough shows Flame was designed by world-class scientists | Ars Technica
The Flame espionage malware that infected computers in Iran achieved mathematic breakthroughs that could only have been accomplished by world-class cryptographers, two of the world’s foremost cryptography experts said.
Air alert: Google and Apple may spy from the sky — RT
Dreaming of an attic window? Enjoy sunbathing naked in your high-fenced backyard? Now, you may have to think twice before getting exposed, even in the privacy of your property, as Google and Apple take to the skies with high-precision cameras.
Why can’t my apps share to Google+? | Marketing Conversation
Hey, Google! Your Google Plus app isn’t anywhere to be found in this ecosystem of social media apps. What’s up with that? Is there a grand conspiracy that is keeping you outside the fold? Or are you just not putting the resources into campaigning with full commitment toward getting included in these apps that I use every day?
Social Networks: How to Keep Up Like a Pro
With so many profiles and different people on each one, it can be hard to keep up with them. It becomes more of a chore, which is besides the point. Using a social network should be fun. It’s a good way to communicate with people from around the world, and update your friends and family about major events in your life, all at once. It’s also a good way to get to know people better and share things from around the Web.
The European CLOHE educational project is an innovative project that is using mechanical moving toys (Automata) as a learning tool for primary students to build transversal key competences.
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