Sunday, 11 September 2011

Word clouds, blogs and twitter

Was looking at one of my quadblogging buddy classes and saw that these had been created for the whole class by  @KnikiDavies at http://avenue5d2011.wordpress.com/2011/09/07/meet-the-team/ What a brilliant idea. Here is one I have done for my blog.
Her class tag clouds are moving in the way they do on the site http://www.tagxedo.com , I haven't worked that out yet. I feel a tweet or two coming on later to help me out!
The more I get into blogging, the more I realise I do not know. However, there are plenty of people who know much more than me. I am so glad to have signed up to twitter. My colleagues look at me incredulously when I talk about new ideas gleaned from #ukedchat or my PLN. Eyes roll and conversations are rapidly changed. Does being on twitter make me a better teacher? Probably not, but what it has done is opened up a wealth of new ideas and challenged me to try things I might never have tried otherwise. I work in a great school with a very hard working and close team. We all share ideas readily, but it has been incredibly empowering widening that group of professionals outside the county and country even.
I now want to take part in a teachmeet; have heard so many positive things about them. Oh yes, and try to get  some of my colleagues to see I am not an IT geek and that twitter really is not just about celebrities.

2 comments:

  1. How do you get the word cloud off the site? I have made one, but cannot work out how to save the image!

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  2. Hi Jennie. To get the cloud from the site I saved it as a jpeg (clicked the save icon) and then uploaded it onto the blog. With my class one (I don't work Mons and Tues :D) I am going to save the pictures, make a powerpoint and then embed it into the blog using Scribd.com- the helpful folks at primaryblogger help pointed me in the right direction. :D here is the link for the instructions...http://www.scribd.com/doc/57671107/How-to-Share-Power-Point-Presentations-to-Scribd-and-Embed-It-on-Blogger-Blog

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