A UK Ed Tech Blog Carnival?

At BETT I attended a talk about blogging, and mention was made of blog carnivals. It was something I had seen previously, but had forgotten all about. I’d seen a few science ones and skeptic ones, such as this: Carnival of Evolution, which kind of gives you the idea I think.

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It’s not that kind of carnival…..

A blog carnival is where people write a blog posts on their own blogs  with a common theme (i.e. technology in education) within a certain timescale (by end of month), and then each author sends the URL of blog posts and a short description to one person who then “hosts” the carnival for that month/quarter. They write  a blog post which links to all the posts involved in the carnival. Next time, someone else hosts it, and links to posts.

Here’s what Wikipedia says about blog carnivals.

It got me thinking about whether there were any Education Technology carnivals. I found an general education one, but was thinking that a UK Education Chat (#ukedchat) Carnival would be a good thing to try. I’d be happy to host the first one here, and then others can take it on if they like the idea.

If people are interested – let me know in the comments below or contact me on twitter. If enough people express an interest, we could kickstart the first one. Give everyone two weeks to get a post written and a link sent to me (danny at think-bank dot com)

Or we could broaden it out into an Ed Tech blog carnival and include overseas bloggers too? Thoughts?

Update – OK let’s try this out. Full details here : Ed Tech Blog Carnival. Closing date 30th Jan.

Image credit. Green Mask by Calca.

Author: Danny Nicholson

Danny is an author, Science teacher, ICT Consultant, PGCE lecturer and computing / interactive whiteboard trainer. He has delivered training courses across the UK, in Europe, and in Canada. Please get in touch with your training requests.

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  1. I’ve not been involved in the #ukedchat sessions but I’d be interested in contributing. I think it’s a really good idea and will help sharing ideas and discovering new people to follow.

  2. Cheers Chris – it’s not really anything to do with the #ukedchat hashtag as such, but have quite an overlap in expertise. I’ll write more about this in a day or two and see if we can kickstart at least one carnival out of it.

  3. I think this is an awesome idea Danny & up for doing it! Will spread the word and see who else wants to do it. It was great to meet you the other day face to face!

  4. Good to meet you too – the man behind the chicken 🙂

  5. I’d be well up for getting involved in this!

  6. Cheers Simon – let me know when you’ve written something!


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