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Joe Wilson

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Really what it says in the heading. I will play with this from time to time. A mixture of education and domestic ................. observations. Tuesday, January 19, 2016. #BYOD4L Reflection. [View the story "#BYOD4L " on Storify]. Posted by Joe Wilson at 1/19/2016 12:45:00 pm ...
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I finally got around to last task - many thanks all - I took liberty too of adding logo to my blog - logos are important things. The course prompted me to tidy up sidebar of my blog as both the links to the internatonal edubloggers logo and my scotedblogs logo that had linked to the source pages on internet had died . So great that I can replace them for the time being with BYOD4 community logo 
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Anyone else feeling like the absence of BYOD4L has left a big hole in your life?
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There’s not a hole as such but evening activities seem far less challenging this week. For example, I can now cook dinner without burning anything.
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Jean Edwards

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what I've done so far with today's task - I'll try and finish it later, but I wanted to have added something before the last #BYOD4Lchat this evening.
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Jean Edwards

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having a go at collaborating - I need to find more colleagues to work with!
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#BYOD4L  5th C: Creating
Recently we have embraced creativity and creating as emancipatory activity - deeply connected to students exploring,understanding and engaging...  We have several big creative moments: sharing the multimodal expressions of their research in an Exhibition in week 7 (W7); sharing their Digital Me artefacts in a Poster Exhibition and Digital Showcase, W12: and in the end of year 'performances' where they take over the class in an explosion of creativity...
Here's the link to their W12 Poster Exhbition & DigitalShowcase:
http://learning.londonmet.ac.uk/epacks/posters-digital2/
Posters and Digital presentations 16th Dec 2015. This short video contains clips of the support and preparation classes prior to the presentation day. Images from the poster session and below links to the posters and online digital artefacts... Links to Digital Presentations: Afia ...
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BYOD4L word cloud results!

Thanks to everyone who added their 3 words, here's the resulting word cloud showing your experience of BYOD4L so far.

I hope that was helpful and has give you a few ideas on how you can use word clouds in your teaching :-)

To recap, here's what I did:
1. Created an open GoogleDoc (in sharing, select anyone with the link can edit)
2. Created a custom short link with bitly and shared
3. Pasted the resulting text into Wordle et voila...
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+Lindy Blaize yes, wordle.net does size words according to frequency. I asked +Emma Gillaspy the question because I wondered if Google docs could do word clouds.
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Neil Withnell
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Final day today, and special pre-twitterchat activity
https://byod4learning.wordpress.com/2016/01/15/byod4l-topic-5-creating-byod4l-2/
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...
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Peter Lumsden

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I work in the school of medicine at UCLan. Was thinking that while I appreciate the value of collaboration I don't have much opportunity to develop this. However, on deeper thought I realise that there ARE opportunities, not just in the education arena. For instance the photo is a meeting of people from Preston planning the next aid trip to the refugee camp in Calais. Communication has been key in this collaboration and between us is largely using WhatsApp. Wider communication uses Facebook
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#BYOD4L Fascinated that curating has had so many reads... and it has stirred up some interesting thoughts:
* blogs as curation: when I started my first MOOC (#edcmooc) - I dusted off a long-abandoned blog (http://lastrefugelmu.blogspot.co.uk/ - and how many of you have those out there?) - and started using it to reflect each week on the MOOC. This curation of my learning journey also took my blog hits from about two - to two thousand - which was a heady experience. I do not post to here very often ATM though - because I find that I'm spending more time on my other blog - which leads me to:
* blogs as curation of my teaching: In our first year module we ask the students to write a weekly blog to help them reflect on and own their learning - but also to develop a writing habit through which they will develop their own academic voice. In the spirit ofnot asking students to do what we will not do ourselves, we started writing a weekly blog about the class ourselves (https://becomingeducational.wordpress.com/)... and lo - our writing voice developed a bit more fluidity and expression (we hope)...
* blogs as curation of teaching tips: we also have developed our Take5 blog to disseminate teaching strategies and resources: http://learning.londonmet.ac.uk/take5/ - but admit that this has stalled a bit given that we are under threat of redundancy - again...

All those curation spaces take time - and although really enjoyable once and if I do make the time to write a blog - I also like the quick and dirty curation of Twitter - especially as somehow I managed to link my Twitter account to my FB account - this means that every tweet also becomes a FB post... for me then I feel that my best LTA curation space is my FB account... BUT... this does not feel as meaty as my blog(s) - and I somehow feel residual guilt that I am not blogging more.
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Anyone here send out newsleltters? I really like how https://www.getrevue.co works... pull in your G+/Twitter profile, has browser extension, links to Twitter, RSS feeds etc and allows you to curate a newsletter of your weekly activity. I'm still playing with it at the mo, but here's a draft example of how it might look in your Inbox

https://www.getrevue.co/profile/the_markness/archive/3434?framed=true


Like Tumblr, but for newsletters. Revue is the easiest tool to create a weekly email newsletter. You focus on curation, we'll make sure it looks good. Get started now, it's free. Brian's Weekly Picks. Build your audience. We create a sleek landing page for you where your fans can easily ...
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Our BYOD4L G+ community is a space we can engage in discussions, share ideas, ask questions and indeed answer some too! We have added our five key topics and encourage you to share what you are learning in each of these areas. If you would like to work in a smaller group, please check out our BYOD4L small group spaces. Thank you. Let the conversations begin! The BYOD4L Team

Sheila MacNeill
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a little summary of our Twitter activity last week
Last week's #BYOD4L, and in particular, the nightly #byod4lchat tweet chats were fun, at times frenetic and fascinating insight into how our community is connecting, communicating collaborating, cu...
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Chrissi Nerantzi
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Alex said we broke Twitter... he might be right. Apologies if you lost us in the #byod4lchat... we lost Twitter ;((( 

Neil, Sheil and Alex will come up with a plan. We could continue in the ocmmuunity, couldn't we? But now almost 9pm ;(

Your ideas are very welcome

Alex and Chrissi
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To be fair, it probably wasn't #BYOD4Lchat that broke twitter but I agree it would be good to have a back up plan for these important touch points in the #BYOD4L course. The problem is that none of the alternatives are ideal for this type of spontaneous unstructured conversation. Perhaps the closest equivalent would be WhatsApp or the chat pane in a Google Hangout. The former has a disadvantage that it's only available as an app. The latter has more set-up overhead and more bandwidth requirement. 
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Jean Edwards

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I'm especially interested in curating because in my life outside being an academIC I am an artist and work with making and looking at images such a lot. I have a blog where I post a drawing each day http://jeandrawingaday.wordpress.com/ and I'm now beginning to think about whether I do curate this since I post daily no matter what. Curating implies an element of choosing and evaluating. Perhaps at a simple level I use tags and categories with each post so I could curate all my pencil all drawing or all my Northampton drawings etc
a drawing made each day in the year leading up to my 50th birthday and beyond...towards 1000!
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I think that it is curating to do this sort of thing. 
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My Creation!

Made for Day 5 Creating of the January 2016 Run of Bring Your Own Devices for Learning (BYOD4L).

This screencast has been created [after several failed attempts] with Explain Everything™ Interactive Whiteboard for iPad and Published on YouTube ... all from my iPad.

I tidied up the video meta data on my laptop.
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First time I've heard about this, thanks! I like the natural-ness of this
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Jean Edwards

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Here's my curating task from Wednesday - I'm trying to catch up! The idea of curating has really made me think, thanks. 
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Agreed. I've had it on my iPad for a while but only used it for the first time today. Needs a bit of practice I reckon before I'd be confident to use it in a classroom.
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Chris Jobling

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Everybody loves a good list of tips and tricks. Even Google. The search giant has even compiled its own list of Google tips and tricks – 154 to be exact – broken down into five categories: do more, save time, new device, ask Google, and improve access. The list will only get bigger over time, encompassing everything from Photos to Google Play to Chrome. Spanning 20 Google apps, services, settings and even Android itself, there’s bound to be so...
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Sandra Sinfield

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#BYOD4L  Collaborating
One great collaboration I have enjoyed was the collaborative writing of a particpant poem (I think it was #rhizo14  ) on Titan Pad:
https://titanpad.com/sXgaTJMniP
There was something joyful about the writing - and adding to the words of others... and then there was something transgressive yet liberating when editing, revising or deleting the words of others to change the poem.
I'd love to get students producing a collaborative text in this way...
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Thank you for this Sandra, it would be great to have students working on these 
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Sandra Sinfield

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#BYOD4L  Just a quick note on bringing an international dimension to student work - get in touch with +Simon Ensor - who works with students in France and who set up a network in order to help students connect in just that way...
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Joe Wilson

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Homework - I am challenged a bit here as I would tend to use a laptop which I know is mobile device but I find it easier to use than a phone or a tablet when it comes to productivity . I use phone and tablet for browsing and for shorter engagements/communications laptop or desktop for heavier thinking.

Student Scenario

I still like http://www.pbworks.com/ but it can be quirky on a phone or tablet . But something as simple as a twitter list for sharing and communicating might be all that the learners need ( but learners should probably set up a special project twitter account for this or their normal followers will wonder what is going on . If they need more a Google Doc as a collaborative space is really useful

The lecturer could approach challenge of intenational reach in a number of ways. I often assume that academics will know the on-line places where fellow subject specialists hang out in UK and globally . This would be first port of call . Then if casting net wider - Google communities and range of other platforms are available to track down like minded teachers with classes who would welome international engagement.

There are some interesting things going on in Schools http://jonathanwylie.com/2015/07/17/free-mystery-skype-curriculum-for-schools/ and some specialist education networks encourage international links . 1.5 million teachers are on https://education.microsoft.com/

For HE / FE you might want to turn some Skyping into a more formal exchange https://erasmusplus.org.uk/

Also a lot of support from British Council for international exchanges out side of Europe


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