Join us at the Edublog08 awards party

December 18th, 2008 by Graham Attwell

Saturday night (depending on your time zone) the EduBlogs08 award ceremony is being held in Second Life. And since as some of you know Pontydysgu is a distributed organisation and are friends are in many different countries, we’d like to invite you all to join us at the show and after show party for an end of year bash. the ceremony takes palce at 2300 UK time and 2400 Central European Time.

The ceremony wil be held on the Islands of Jokaydia with a meetup at the jokaydia Landing point (SLurl) for newbie support and pre-event hot chocolate. The ceremony will be held in the new auditorium (SLurl).

It seems there is a limit on the number of visitors but there is an overflow area with chat bridge and audio streaming at the jokaydia Meeting Hall (SLurl) for those who don’t get a seat but would still like to hang out inworld.

EdTechTalk will be providing a web-based audio stream of the event which can be accessed at: http://edtechtalk.com/live and there is also a chat room.

Meet at jokaydia Beach! (SLurl) for the post event party.

Graham Attwell’s inworld name is Graham Lightfoot and Cristina Costa is Kayla Helgerud. We look foward to meeting up with you. (By the way of you haven’t voted yest head over to Edublog awards site.

Edublog08 awards – our nominations

November 19th, 2008 by Graham Attwell

Firstly, many thanks to Martin Weller and A J Cann for your kind nominations for Pontydysgu for best group blog for this years Edublog 2008 awards. Much appreciated here at Pontydysgu Towers.

We also greatly appreciated Martins comment: “they’re Welsh, they like edupunk, they do a crazy internet radio show and have challenging posts. What more do you want?.”

And now on to our nominations (although we may come back with more in different categories later this week). For best individual blog we nominate ictology by Ismael Peña-López. Just watch that man’s live blogging. Awesome.

Our best resource sharing site nomination goes to Zaidlearn – just look at this list of 90 posts about learning tools.

And here is our nomination for best educational use of audio. This goes to Andreas Auwarter and all the students who work on the wonderful Bildung im Dialog website. With limited resources, Andreas uses podcasts to teach students from all disciplines storytelling, media, production and much more. OK – it is in German. But it would be great if the Edublog awards could acknowledge the work being done in other languages than English.

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