My Wobbly Weblog

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So long, farewell, Auf Widersehen etc.  I’ve really enjoyed doing 25 Things and am feeling a bit sad that it’s finished now!  Although I sometimes found it hard to set aside the time to do it, I always felt quite excited when I knew I was going to have some time to spend, wondering what I was going to learn about.  Most of the things we covered were quite new to me.  Some were just a bit of fun, from my point of view (Mashups and Image Generators) but some turned out to be tools which I have kept going back to and intend to keep using long term, in particular Flickr and LibraryThing, both of which I love to bits.  One thing I haven’t done yet is to think much about how I can use these tools in my work, beyond the obvious of using Flickr to find images to include in Powerpoints etc.  Maybe I will set myself the task of going back over all the things I have discovered and thinking a bit more about practical applications for them in this respect.  I can use all that staff development time that will now be sloshing around in my week (not!)  Anyway, a big thank you to the 25 Things team (if any of you read this!) for organising it, it’s been fab.

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My first ever blog posting and I feel a bit self-conscious and exposed to tell the truth!  I have heard people say that technology can make you feel less inhibited (hence the tendancy to “flame” others in email correspondence) but I’m not feeling it yet.  I’m just not used to writing for an unknown audience, I don’t think I’ve ever written anything before and not known exactly who is going to read it.  I’ve called it My Wobbly Weblog partly because I like the sound of it and partly because I do feel wobbly at the moment, a bit like my daughter Sara who has just learnt to walk and manages a few steps before she has to sit down hard on the floor again.

Anyway, time to stop agonising and get on with recording my experiences of the first week of 25 things.  Apart from the reservations above, I’ve found it surprisingly easy to set up my blog (and I’m sure I’ll warm up to actually posting things on it!)  Liked the vid. and quickly set up my two email accounts, so it was a nice easy week.  I’m going to have another play with some themes now – my husband thinks it’s hilarious that I spent half an hour trying out different ones before I’d even written anything.

Later…yes, I know I’ve picked a really girly theme.



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  • Lynn Barrett: Hi Kate We have a meeting next week to bring the whole thing to a close so I'm catching up with the finishers! I'm glad you enjoyed it - I certainly
  • ukemee: I'm finding extra stuff out about podcasts all the time. UCB blog told me about Guardian stuff and now I can catch up with the Archers as well. Excell
  • librao: I wish them luck, however I think it unlikely to succeed in court for the simple reason that whilst a Civil Partnership confers all the legal rights t