Link: LearningTimes Network.
But anyway, back to my musing about what I learned. The presenter, Mary Harrsch, showed how she used Blogger for 7 different blogs. I was glad to see other educators using this weblog resource, as that is one that I am currently experimenting with myself. What I thought was interesting is how she uses a different blog for each of her various interests. By splitting them up into seperate blogs, her readers can have a focused gaze into which ever area intersts them in particular. This as opposed to reading through posts that, from a well educated woman like her, and quite unique and varied.
I was also impressed with the great idea of a web "zine" that was a common place to see her feeds in one place. Here is Mary's called Roman Times. I can see a teacher using this to pull together a classroom publication. Or for the teacher to be able to see all of the students work on one page as opposed to having to see them individually as feeds. I can see a great appeal for a "one stop shop", if you will. And then, of course, she had inbedded RSS feeds to the individual blogs list within the e-Zine. Currenly I am teacnhing biology and can see this easily incorparated into this discipline. I do need to find the html template for setting up a "Zine" like this. And what about server space too to host the site? Hummm, this is what I need to look into more to make this a reality.
Also one of the cool eye openners was how she used the API from Flickr to create a webpage of streams for particular tags. See hers here for the roman empire and ruins. Once again I would need to find an html template so that I could plug in my own terms. Then that same problem of getting it hosted somewhere.
But I like how this is all dynamic and ever changing. Change always gets my students to come back for more and varied information. In essence, the site is just a aggreagation of all of her blogs and of pictures that have to do with the same topic. (pictures tagged as such by other flickr users). Now off to see how I can make this happen in my own world.