Monday, August 18, 2008

PBwiki Back to School Challenge

Since I am a big user of pbwiki, I am doing a bit of advertising for their Back to School Challenge. It's a great way for new wiki users to earn a premium wiki. It's worth it :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Mr. Sketch

I needed some markers for orientation. We went ahead and ordered 192 Mr. Sketch scented markers for the whole school to use. It's probably the coolest order I got all year :)

Who doesn't love scented markers. I made sure that all 12 of the colors still smell like they used to.

They do.

Monday, August 4, 2008

PB Wiki

So, I decided to sign up to become a pbwiki mentor over the summer. I've used that site a lot for creating collaborative assignments and I figured why not? So, I set up a bio page, listed some of the sites I have worked on. Then I got an email asking me to help present a webinar. Eeks! My first one ever....lots of people (100+) and I was feeling some pressure to make sure it was good. But I thought it would be a good experience and it's always fun to try something I did it.

It's about using interactive media on a wiki. The whole session is here (it's about 1 hour and 15 minutes), but I share some of my experiences, another pbwiki user talks about what she has done and Kristine (from pbwiki) shows users how to embed interactive media into pb wiki.

I think it ended up rather well :) My phone didn't cut out, my interent connection was good and people seemed interested. So yay! A great experience. And I got to upgrade on of my wikis into a platinum one. I now have 5GB of space on my wiki. What to do with all that???

Here's the video of the webinar:

Here is the link to my mentor bio page:

Here is the pbwiki summer camp with lots of great ideas and resources: