haiku for today:
eye of hurricane
swirls to and fro, spirals up
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The madhouse and mayhem of EVOs (Electronic Village Online) five-week free workshops has begun — it is officially Jan. 9th in some parts of the world!
What are these workshops, you might ask?“For five weeks in January-February, participants and ESOL experts can engage in collaborative, online discussion or hands-on virtual workshops of professional and scholarly benefit. These sessions will bring together participants for a longer period of time than is permitted by the land-based convention and will allow a fuller development of ideas than is otherwise possible. Sessions are free and open to anyone around the globe. Bring your colleagues!
Sessions I’m involved in:
BAW Participant, primarily a lurker, repeating the session because each year there is such energy, AND new things to learn!
Tutoring With Web 2.0 Tools Hopeful participant, but also ‘newbie mentor’ for this group — thankfully the moderators of this group are wonderfully efficient, professional, prepared! (This means, I hope, that I will have very little ‘work’ to do, and much to glean and enjoy learning!)
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The first days are always a bit insane, but incredibly fun (at least to / for me)!
As an example of some of the ‘fun’ for me: I’m reading through Week 1 introductions where folks are sharing tools they use, and although I am familiar with many that are being shared, I learned about this one:
http://www.futureme.org/ which looks like fun!
I usually try to keep my Yahoo Group settings to receive individual emails, but I think I may have to resort to daily digest this year… 50+ messages per hour is a bit too many!
I’ll close with a happy thought: The weather here has been positively balmy, with spring jasmine blooming, daffodils thrusting their way up, birds chirping madly, and more!