Friday 19th January 2018 – #BYOD4L day 5 and the theme is ‘Creating & Celebrating’

Blimey … We have arrived at Day 5 … wishing everyone a brilliant and creative Friday ! What a fab time we have had …See you online …


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Dear friends,

So far we have all been on a high from the beginning of this week. We have plenty of evidence that learning in the open can be exciting, stimulating and engaging. Learning with others is possible if we make it personal and find bridges to connect with others in meaningful ways. When we show interest and also reach out and help others. Last night’s tweetchat was another fast rollercoaster after the initial hiccups with twitter, and helped us all to discuss and debate collaboration but also cooperate and collaborate.

The storify from last nights topic on collaborating is HERE

Tonight’s tweetchat will be a fun and enjoyable ending to the week, we hope you can join us – it will focus mainly on creative and celebratory tasks. You might want to download an app in preparation. Here are some suggestions:

  • Notegraphy
  • Penultimate
  • Photoshop mix
  • Sketchy
  • Snapchat
  • Instagram Stories


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#BYOD4l 2018 Day 4 Collaborating and Community

In celebration of the fact that we have the collaborating and community theme going on today, I did a periscope this morning …. aided by my lovely roomie Rhian…we just did a very quick hello but I thought I would share some thoughts … so

a couple of quick reflections from me …

Save to Camera Roll Settings

I forgot to change my settings to autosave the video to my camera roll ( it will disappear from Persicope after 24hrs) I’ve now done this for the next one …

Periscope settings.jpg

As a workaround though, I used this helpful link that I found online which allowed me to copy and paste my periscope URL link ( which I found by searching for my name on  Persiscope TV on my PC ) into a box and then click a button to magically download the file. I then uploaded that resulting file to my You Tube account ..  ( there may be an easier way ! )

Send out a tweet beforehand …

I did however remember to send out a tweet ( but only just ) to let people know


Read some stuff

I wish I had read this really helpful article from Donna Moritz ( @sociallysorted) before I did it … I’ve also found this other good article from Mike Paul ( that has some tips for educators using Periscope.


Periscope is kinda cool with a buddy aka my lovely pal Rhian Ellis(@rhianellis3 ‏)

I may not make this evening’s tweetchat, in full but I will be back tomorrow ! Happy Collaborating ….