Tag: movemeon

Best of Belshaw

Given the recent arrival into the world of Grace Belshaw, a lack of paternity leave due to not working for my current employers for the requisite amount of time, and an Easter deadline for my Ed.D., now would seem a good time to point out that you can download (for free!) my yearly Best of Belshaw books to peruse at your leisure. They’re iPad-friendly and convert well for viewing on the Amazon Kindle and other e-book readers.

Best of Belshaw 2009 Best of Belshaw 2010

For those readers who are educators and haven’t seen the #movemeon book a number of us collaborated on in 2009, you’re missing a treat. Download them all for free or purchase them at cost price! 🙂

PS If you like my writing and want to check out the only for-profit book I’ve written so far click here.

#movemeon book now available!

I’m delighted to announce that the #movemeon (e-)book is now available! I’d like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of the contributors, but especially Stuart Ridout for his amazing help and design skills. 😀

The PDF is available for free download: http://bit.ly/movemeonpdf

The book is available at cost price: http://bit.ly/movemeonbook

Badges to promote the book are at: http://bit.ly/movemeonbadges (no need for CC attribution, etc.)

My #TMETRU09 presentation: #movemeon & CPD via Twitter

http://linkbun.ch/hg3u

Above is my micropresentation and links for Sunday’s TeachMeet EdTechRoundUp edition 2009 (#TMETRU09). As far as I’m aware it’s the first fully-online TeachMeet to be held. As such, there will no doubt be hiccups! The whole thing is being streamed at http://justin.tv/Tmetru09

Design the (e-)book cover for #movemeon!

I’m very pleased to see that other educators have run with the #movemeon idea I floated. There are now literally hundreds of tweets that have been tagged – you can view them in real-time here, or an archive here.

My favourite way of viewing them, is via visibletweets.com using the ‘rotation’ animation:

#movemeon viewed with visibletweets.com

Once we reach a significant number of tweets – I suggested 1,000 – then I’m going to collate them. Using the self-publishing service Lulu.com there will be a freely-downloadable e-book along with a book purchasable at cost price. 😀

I’ve put together a wiki at http://movemeon.wikispaces.com to depersonalise things – it’s about the ideas and the collaboration, not me, after all! You’ll find the same links as I’ve given above over there.

We do, of course, need a cover for the book and so it’s time to crowdsource that. On the wiki is a page with a template to provide your contribution. You know you can do better than my feeble effort, provided to get things started:

#movemeon cover idea

Please do share this with as many people as possible. Not only would I like the book to look as good as it can, but I’d like to make sure that as many educators as possible can tap into the wealth of tips and ideas that have been shared. I’ve certainly learned a lot! 😀

#movemeon – a suggestion.

Update: view the latest #movemeon tweets via Twitter Search!

If you’ve been living under a rock, Twitter is a communications medium limited to 140-characters that has taken the world by storm.

If you’re baffled by what’s below, the hashtag (first proposed by Chris Messina in 2007) allows ‘channels’ to be created in Twitter. These can be followed by services like TwitterFall.

Thus we get tweets similar to the following that recommends people to follow:

Twitter - FollowFriday

I’d like to propose a new hashtag to help new and existing teachers share and pick up tips. It’s based on the title of a section of the Historical Association’s Teaching History magazine that aims to move student and newly qualified teachers forward. Thus we’d get something like:

Twitter - #movemeon example

I think this would be manageable. After all, how long does it take to reflect on a lesson, realise something and fire off a 140-character message? :-p

Thoughts?

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