Call for Proposals #BIT16 / Appel d’ateliers #BIT16

Call for Proposals Now Open!

The Call for Proposals is now open for BringIT,Together 2016 (BIT16), the technology-enabled education conference sponsored by ECOO and OASBO/ICT. The conference will take place November 9-11, 2016, and will once again be held at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls. This is the largest conference of its kind in Ontario and it brings together educators from across the province and beyond, providing an excellent opportunity for you to share your learning and to learn from other exemplary educators.

L’appel de soumissions d’ateliers est maintenant ouvert!

L’appel de soumissions d’ateliers est maintenant ouvert pour BringIT, Together 2016, la conférence des technologies en éducation parrainée par ECOO et OASBO/ICT. La conférence aura lieu du 9 au 11 novembre 2016 au Centre des congrès de la Banque Scotia à Niagara Falls. C’est la plus grande conférence du genre en Ontario. Elle rassemble des éducateurs d’un peu partout dans la province et même d’au-delà. Cette conférence est une excellente occasion pour vous de partager vos réussites et d’apprendre avec vos collègues.


Making a list

A big shoutout to Doug Belshaw with this reference in his weekly newsletter.  The Wikipedia now allows you to create a playlist of resources found within its collection.  His example from the article was a playlist about New Literacies and you can check it out here.

Now, there was a time when Wikipedia was a four letter word but it’s matured into a self-curated system that has respect within education.  In fact, there’s so much respect in the online community that many search engines return the Wikipedia reference as the first result when you do a search.

So, I decided to make my own list.  What to do?  What to do?

You can’t drive around Essex County these days for very long before you see an advertisement for Kindergarten Registration.  This week is the big event for the little ones and their parents.  There’s my motivation!  I decided to create a playlist of the publicly funded options for parents.

It was a pretty simple process. 

Just start a new Wikilist, give it a title and a descriptor, search for articles within the Wikipedia, and add them to the list.  A partial search returns suggestions as you would expect.  Oh, and change the header colour to green of course.

The result?  You can check it out here –

The list is nicely formatted, with an image from the resource and a direct link to the corresponding Wikipedia article.

The starting point, including some examples to other Wikilists can be found here.

In the classroom, the use is so obvious.  There are all kinds of ways to curate lists – why not make a Wikilist of your own for topics to share with others.  Of course, you’re encouraged to share your list here in the comments.

OTR Links 02/17/2016

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.