For the next week or so, I'm going to have a break from blogging and join in the fun camping at the Sidmouth Folk Week 2008. Expect some photos on Flickr, upon my return and the odd tweet. See you soon.
When my colleague Susan Peoples told me she was spending the whole of the summer holidays travelling around India on her own I suggested it would be a good idea to set up a blog so she could keep a diary of her trip and let others share in her many adventures. A two hour after school training session later and she was good to go, equipped with all she needed to moblog successfully.
We may see some photos at some point as well. If not, they can be uploaded on 'the traveller's' return.
Seriously though, I'm really looking forward to catching up with Susan face to face and finding out more about this once in a lifetime trip. I'm also glad that a bit of technology has been able to enhance her experience further still.
Hope you enjoy reading about Susan's travels over the next five weeks, but she's not the only one of the Nodehill bloggers to have been moblogging, oh no. Read on to find out more ...
Richard Lashley pictured next to Susan above during this year's Walk the Wight event (thanks to Sam Downe for the image) also attended my after school moblogging session and has been blogging himself silly during a cycle ride across England. A painful, if not thoroughly enjoyable experience, I'm sure. Well done to you both.
In the Options menu, you can choose to be identified by your Skype username or mobile number when sending an SMS message, but if you want your recipient to reply to your text you will need to do the latter.
Read this guide and FAQ for more information and make sure you keep your credit topped up.
Jog the Web is an effective tool for organising sets of associated links in one place in the form of a slideshow. Similar to SplitURL, I can see this being useful for webquests, researching sites on a particular topic and for presentations. Thanks to Marie-France Perkins for the link.
If you would like to know via email alerts who is replying to your tweets or linking to your blog on Twitter, TweetBeep could be the tool for you. An alternative to the Twitter search engine which uses RSS, the cool tool can even cope with URLs which have been shortened with apps such as TinyURL or Snurl. Perfect for all you egosurfers out there!
A quick way of finding a post on your blog is to install The Google Toolbar and add the Search Site icon. To do this, click on Settings on the toolbar, then Options... and the Buttons tab. Put a tick in the box next to Search Site and click Apply and OK to make it appear on the toolbar.
To run a search, type in your keyword(s) and hit the Search Site icon. A list of posts including the term(s) will then appear in Google. Easy.
Networked teachers love learning, but don't want to work in a vacuum. The challenge of course is to persuade more people to change model and draw on the wisdom of crowds themselves. Pupils are up to speed. We need to follow suit so we can challenge their natural enthusiasm for networking and allow them to engage in conversations with their peers around the world in safe moderated ways.
This way, we can enhance their learning and create new opportunities for them to collaborate with others and improve outcomes for all. Not sure where to start? Ask your network!