#BYOD4L Topic 3 : Curating

Wednesday

Today’s topic is all about curating and one I’m interested to find out more on. I do have a Pinterest account on a couple of different topics including  MOOCS and OER type stuff. I also have a Scoop-It on OER and OEP and Enhancing the Student Experience.

I started to do these mainly for my own interest but I would love to find out some more about things like IFTTT which might make things easier and more streamlined –  I have heard about that but I haven’t looked into yet.  I’m looking forward to getting some more tips during this evening’s #BYOD4L #BYOD4Lchat

#BYOD4L Tweet Chat Tuesday (Still fluttering and saying hello …)

I am delighted to say I took part in the tweetchat again this evening with the lovely folks from #BYOD4L …

I have decided to go back to  …. hootsuite this evening although I may be running in and out to catch up on my step count and sort the kids out !

Anyhow … it was worth all the effort and I got to engage with some really great people … I recognised a few people too and it was so lovely seeing all the familiar names popping up on the screen –   it was also fab to get to tweet with some new linked minded souls and this was made all the more exciting by having the joint #byod4lchat #txeduchat twitter chat with the folks from Texas Educator Chat … at the same time.

We were asked to tweet a selfie this evening but I am afraid I didn’t really want to inflict my rather sorry looking state of me wearing my supergirl pyjamas with my scrunched back hair and absolutely no make up ( I’m painting a great picture I know ! ) so here is a piccie of me with a bit of make up on eating a cake … I think this piccie probably sums me up – although this is probably one of the few pictures I have when I am not wearing pink ( …. pink is kind of my colour ) 2014-06-11 15.51.56

So … I’m looking forward to this week – I will try and see if I can make the tweet chats but not quite sure if I will manage them everynight this week but I will certainly try.

In the spirit of the course and in the words from the BYOD4L Blog I am aiming to ‘ be a butterfly’ so I will be fluttering my way around the various communication channels to see which one I want to settle on before making my mind up …I hope to use Google+ a bit more anyway though so I will try and get to grips with that this week in any case.

I’m also hoping that this will give me the chance to be a bit more reflective generally and hopefully I will manage to actually post something on my blog as I am really looking forward to submitting some evidence so I can claim a badge #deblovesbadges Yay … can’t wait 🙂

The folks at BYOD4L have helpfully created a storify of the tweetchat …  I’m really looking forward to the rest of the week starting with tomorrow’s topic CONNECTING

#BYOD4L Topic 2 : Communicating …. blimey who knew ?

1. Visualising: create a  representation of yourself as a communicator in your private and professional life. What do you notice? Find a free app that would help you with this and share your mindmap via Twitter. (ilo-1)

This sounds simple doesn’t it …. mmm well … I started this activity and used http://www.spiderscribe.net/ to have a go at this …

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Debs attempt at communicating ! Part 1

It looked quite chaotic  …apologies as these might not come out that well  …..so I then tried another tactic and then came up with the second version …. this is a bit clearer but not much …

My conclusions are that everything touches everything else in my life and that I probably talk way too much !

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Debs Second Attempt

#BYOD4L Topic 1: Connecting and fluttering

Reflections on Monday


I had hoped to engage more fully in some of the activities today but my plans were foiled yet again by the unexpected…

I did however make quite a few connections with people and also manage to take part in some of Monday’s tweet chat at 8pm which was really interesting. I found it quite challenging to keep up with the hectic pace, although to be fair I was only using my phone to take part and my fingers are less than nimble ! Weirdly I also managed to jump up and down in the living room into slippers in a vain attempt to try to fool my garmin step tracker that I was outside briskly walking at a fair pace and not sitting on my butt … ( and no I still didn’t hit my target … on a mission today though ! )

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We won’t mention the blueberry muffin that was required to fuel the said jumping …


So what were my key takeaways  …

  • That I’m loving google+ as a communication tool and I will definitely be using it more.
  • That I have made some new contacts who have yet again proved to be really generous and giving of their time and encouragement
  • That surprisingly I was still able to enjoy the tweet chat (although more difficult) just using my phone.

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Oh and that I quite enjoy being a butterfly and although tweet chats are rather hectic they really are quite good fun …..and finally  ….that I can jump in my slippers and tweet at the same time … wonders will never cease 🙂  Looking forward to more of the same as the week goes on ….

Storify

The lovely Sue Beckingham has done a storify here of the tweet chat … starring my lovely little pink butterfly ! How lovely …. Enjoy

#BYOD4L Tweet Chat (Being a butterfly and taking a good look around first …)

I am delighted to say I took part in the tweetchat this evening with the lovely folks from #BYOD4L … My brain is still buzzing around though having had to scroll through the tweets like a ninja …. hootsuite has definitely come in handy this evening !

I missed #BYOD4L last year and I was determined to try and catch it this year …. I was amazed I managed to get organised enough to start the tweetchat almost on time and found I had to quickly catch up after juggling bedtime demands of daughter and son … amazing how many pillows need smoothing and water cups need filling when mummy is trying to do other stuff !

Anyhow … it was worth all the effort and I got to engage with some really great people … I recognised a few people too and it was so lovely seeing all the familiar names popping up on the screen –   it was also fab to get to tweet with some new linked minded souls and this was made all the more exciting by having the joint #byod4lchat #txeduchat twitter chat with the folks from Texas Educator Chat … at the same time.

We were asked to tweet a selfie this evening but I am afraid I didn’t really want to inflict my rather sorry looking state of me wearing my supergirl pyjamas with my scrunched back hair and absolutely no make up ( I’m painting a great picture I know ! ) so here is a piccie of me with a bit of make up on eating a cake … I think this piccie probably sums me up – although this is probably one of the few pictures I have when I am not wearing pink ( …. pink is kind of my colour ) 2014-06-11 15.51.56

So … I’m looking forward to this week – I will try and see if I can make the tweet chats but not quite sure if I will manage them everynight this week but I will certainly try.

In the spirit of the course and in the words from the BYOD4L Blog I am aiming to ‘ be a butterfly’ so I will be fluttering my way around the various communication channels to see which one I want to settle on before making my mind up …I hope to use Google+ a bit more anyway though so I will try and get to grips with that this week in any case.

I’m also hoping that this will give me the chance to be a bit more reflective generally and hopefully I will manage to actually post something on my blog as I am really looking forward to submitting some evidence so I can claim a badge #deblovesbadges Yay … can’t wait 🙂

The folks at BYOD4L have helpfully created a storify of the tweetchat …  I’m really looking forward to the rest of the week starting with tomorrow’s topic CONNECTING

11 January #BYOD4Lchat and #txeduchat superchat: Introduction to #BYOD4L Question Shower!!!

I missed the first iterations of #BYOD4L so I’m hoping to catch this one this week. Really looking forward to it 🙂

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Questions are good for us!!! Be curious! image source: http://h1bwiki.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/questions.jpg

Hello dear #BYOD4L friends!

It is now almost time. This is so so exciting! #BYOD4L starts on the 12th of January but before then, we would like to give you all the opportunity to ask any question you might have about the week ahead. So we have decided to organise a superchat on Twitter with one of our collaborators from the US, the well-established and successful #txeduchat and bring two diverse learning communities together!

When is this ‘Introduction to BYOD4L’ going to happen?

Sunday the 11th of January, 8-9pm UK time, 2pm Central.

Also check the Wordclock if you are in a different timezone! Add it to you diaty! This will be too useful to be missed!

Where is it going to happen?

On Twitter. Search for the hashtag #BYOD4Lchat and follow @BYOD4L.

We really look forward to this superchat…

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