This has been something that’s been bouncing around in my mind for some time now. Recently, Stephen Hurley and I celebrated over one year of “This Week in Ontario Edublogs” on voicEd Radio.
This partnership started with a Twitter message where Stephen pitched the idea to me. It sounded interesting so we agreed to do the show once and see how it went. Internet access around here isn’t the best in the evenings and so we agreed to do our show in the morning. It takes guts to do an educational show in the morning when educators are actually working. Well, if worst came to worst, nobody would hear it and, if it worked well, it could be played back on demand.
Stephen asked me to choose a music piece to start the show and I did. The first show started with Bruce Springsteen’s “Growin’ Up” which I consider my most favourite tune of all time. When we decided to do a Week 2, he wanted a different song. That led to the habit of having a new song every week. I get to choose and eventually used a song that had some sort of connection, and I’ll admit some are very loose, to one of the blog posts. We did start very Springsteen-ish! But it does change.
So, when I decided to create a Playlist, I was going to put together a listing of all the songs we’d used in the introduction. Then, I started to think about the definition of Playlist. Traditionally, we think of music but what about other things. I hope that this gains some favour with you, dear reader. I’m expanding the notion of the Playlist to include “Posts from the Past” which would be the “This Week in Ontario Edublogs” post to correspond with the show and a link to the show itself. For those blog posts that are featured during that issue, I hope that it’s a chance for people to revisit some of the great writing they’ve done. For others, hopefully, it’s an opportunity to catch up.
Featured posts by: Jennifer Aston, Debbie Donsky, Enzo Ciardelli, Brandon Grasley, Kyle Pearce, Jennifer Casa-Todd, Bill Ferguson, Fleming College
Featured posts by: Sue Dunlop, Rusul Alrubail, Zoe Branigan-Pipe, Heidi Solway, Peter Beens, Colleen Rose, Donna Fry
Featured posts by: Aviva Dunsiger, Andrew Campbell, Cal Armstrong, Peter Cameron, Mark Chubb, Megan Valois, Annette Gilbert, Camille Rutherford
voicEd Radio Show: No voicEd show
twioe Blog Post: https://dougpete.wordpress.com/2017/03/10/this-week-in-ontario-edublogs-247/
Featured posts by: Brandon Grasley, Deanna McLennan, Jessica Weber, Jonathon So, Eva Thompson, Kyle Pearce, Colleen Rose, David Carruthers
Featured posts by: Rusul Alrubail, Cal Armstrong, Matthew Morris, Donna Fry, Melanie White, Sarah Sanders, Greg Pearson