28 October 2010

Postcards from Italy

I just can't get enough of this song... it's been around for a while but just came up again on the playlist as I'm working.
ATESL Presentation

20's plenty, originally uploaded by Leo Reynolds.

I am presenting next weekend at the ATESL (Alberta Teachers of English as a Second Language) conference in Edmonton. I've always wanted to try the Pecha-Kucha (pronounced peh-CHAKH-cha) format for a presentation - 20 slides of 20 seconds each - for a presentation of 6 minutes and 40 seconds per presenter. You may have heard of similar formats like "Ignite". But the conference planners gave me an hour - so I'm just going to pretend to be 8 presenters and talk about 8 different topics - all theme related but still try out this format. I like the idea that I could then take apart the presentation and share just a piece of it in a staff meeting or participate in a real Pecha-Kucha presentation (possibly at the upcoming Tech Testdrive in the spring). But isn't the photo perfect!! We'll see how it turns out!

26 October 2010

Catalogue Living

It isn't even Hallowe'en yet - I feel the same way as these trees!

in reference to: Catalog Living (view on Google Sidewiki)
# 4

  1. Post my own photos and organize them into sets and collections.
  2. Submit my photos to groups for others to review, to play games, and complete challenges.
  3. Discover amazing photos from others (love those who share under a creative commons licence!)
  4. Create galleries of photos from others on themes. (Great for school)
I may not be able to take great photos (anything that turns out well is pretty much entirely by luck!) but I appreciate the efforts of others and those who take a look at my photos or possibly share a comment.  I always preview others' photos of a place before I go there and when I need an image for something, it has been the first place I go.

Try this gallery to see some pictures I have run across that made me smile.

Photo by Dunny on Flickr

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