I’m bringing my own device this week … are you ?
So we gave kicked off the fun and games already this week with a persiscope at 10am from Alex introducing the week to us.
Lots of people have already dropped by to say they are hoping to take part … it’s always difficult trying to fit everything in when you are already so busy but if you can spare the time then it is definitely worth it…
we will be discussing Connecting (with Confidence) this evening in the tweet chat so join myself and Neil for more fun and games … see you at 8pm …#BYOD4Lchat
I’m looking forward to facilitating on BYOD4L this week (15th to 19th January 2018).
BYOD4L is a bite-size facilitated open course offered over 5 days for educators and students in HE but also anybody else who would like to learn with us as to how we can utilise our digital media and devices for professional, lifelong and lifewide learning.
Judging by the organisation team hangout that we had on Friday it’s going to such a giggle. (Sheila MacNeill, Alex Spiers, Neil Withnell and Suzanne Faulkner) I already know the lovely Sheila, Alex and Neil of course but haven’t met Suzanne yet in person so it was a real pleasure to get to talk with her virtually… I am already in awe of her juggling skills and have found a kindred spirit in our love of bitmoji ….
I managed to do my little introduction video yesterday which I did on my iPad and edited with I Movie. I also popped some quick google slide images as some title cards. I must admit I had to eventually ask for help from my 13year old when it came to some of the more whizzy bits for editing … wish I had asked him earlier actually … he was flying around the iMovie app so much quicker than me …I knew he could use it but I just didn’t know how well … I’ll know for next time !
I’ve been involved with BYOD4L now for the last four years and every year I always learn something new and meet some more amazing people. I’m looking forward to seeing how things turn out with the extension of the original 5c Framework (as created by the BYOD4L Creators the lovely duo Chrissi Nerantzi and Sue Beckingham) this time around as we now have 10 c’s for the price of 5 (as it were !)….
Connecting and Confidence
Communicating and (Digital) Capabilities
Curation and Copyright
Collaborating and Community
Creating and Celebrating
there will be a tweetchat each night at 8pm (follow hashtag #BYOD4Lchat ) and look out for live periscopes too !
I’ll also be using padlet to keep a record my contributions together in one place for the week so if you would like to take a look at that please feel free.
I’m also hoping to get a few more people involved at Swansea this time around, I know there are definitely one or two that might be on board so we will see how that goes …
I’ve made another quick padlet for that in anticipation !
Hoping to see you all on line as from Monday … do let me know if you are joining in the fun and games …
link to BYOD4L
Well I have been sprucing up my blog and have added the fab new digital badge available for Association for Learning Technology members. Now all I need is to get my CMALT badge and I will be a happy bunny ….
You can download yours here
Ok, so I’m a bit of an amateur sketchnoter … here is one I did earlier that I am quite proud of that we are now using on our revamped CPD Web Page at Swansea … you can see it in all its glory at …https://salt.swan.ac.uk/cpd/
I’m not very good at keeping my sketchnotes in one place so I’m trying to find a new system … I have used things like Flickr and Pinterest in the past but I’m just not that good at remembering to put them somewhere …
I guess what I was thinking about really was a quick way just to keep them all together and wondered whether instagram might be the way to go ? Not sure … answers on a postcard please 🙂
Mmm, Looking at the Submission Process for CMALT it seems the next deadlines are :
1st October 2016
1st February 2017
1st June 2017
Given the fact that I have only just started pulling my stuff together I am probably realistically looking at a February submission ( not to mention the fact that I am supposed to be moving house this week so I kinda have my hands full ! )
Progress So Far …
- Ok, so I have had a good snoop around the portfolios that have been shared on the ALT Website. I found this really helpful and I think I have settled on using WordPress to use to collect my evidence together.
- I’ve set up a quick wordpress account and started populating some pages with the headings outlined in the CMALT guidelines ( as suggested by the ever helpful David Hopkins ). I have kept this private at the moment but hope that I will be brave enough to share it at some point either during my journey or if and when I get certified ( so to speak ) …
- In an attempt to try and document my progress I thought I would have a play with a new tool called Timetoast that I have recently come across. This allows you to create timelines so have set one up for my CMALT Submission. I’ve made it Public just in case it might help others !