25 December 2010

Using Wylio

christmas tree 02 watercolorphoto © 2010 Frits Ahlefeldt-Laurvig | more info (via: Wylio)

Wylio is a search engine for creative commons images. Search, preview an image, resize it, and c/p the embed code which includes a citation caption.

It's a much easier way to find images, use them ethically, and give credit where credit is due.

Happy Holidays with Wondersay

made on Wondersay - Animate text with style

04 December 2010

Explore, Explore, Explore then VOTE

Voting for The Edublog Awards is now open until 12 PM US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday December 14th, only 10 days away.

Voting tips listed by Edublogs:

  • One vote per IP per category — sorry, it’s the only way to avoid rigging, to a degree, your colleagues and students are just gonna have to go vote from home… or from their iphones ;)
  • You can vote for multiple categories at the same time, so vote once, but vote broadly!
  • Results will not be displayed at all until the awards ceremony
There were so many nominations that a team of judges had to narrow the nominations to a reasonable shortlist in each category. Even with the shortlisting process most of the 23 categories contain 20 or more nominations.

So get busy exploring the nominations. I have found that exploring is the best way to locate people and resources for your personal learning network.