An Ed Tech Blog Carnival 2012 : Call for submissions

Update – the carnival post can be found here

After running an Education Tech Blog Carnival last year, I put the idea on the back burner for a while. Having met up with a few bloggers over the weekend I’ve decided to have another go.

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So here’s the idea:

Any blogger who is in the field of education (teacher, librarian, adviser, consultant etc) and is interested in technology writes a blog post about something related to technology in education to be part of the carnival. Please add a link to this blogpost and say it’s part of the Blog Carnival – that way your readers can find other posts in the carnival

They then email me (danny at think-bank dot com) with the URL of their blog post and a sentence to describe what it’s about. Or you can leave a comment below this blog post with the same information.

The blog post could be about a tool you’ve used, could be some tips, could be a reflection on the state of technology in education or a prediction of the future, or could be sharing good work that your pupils are producing. Anything you feel like sharing! This doesn’t have to be a major blog post, but it should be more than just a collection of links or a plug for their own product.

When I’ve added the carnival post – please amend the link in your blog post to point to that carnival post so that your readers can see the other posts taking part in the blog carnival.

The closing date for URLs is 12 Noon GMT Sunday 29th January. So you’ve got two weeks to have a think about something you want to share and write about. Which should be plenty of time, I hope.

I will then write a blog post that links to all the blog posts in the carnival and promote it on Twitter etc. Hopefully our readers will discover new blogs they hadn’t seen before. Here’s how it worked last year.

Next time, someone else can “host” it and receive all the urls.. and so on. We could do this monthly, or quarterly or whatever.

Let’s try this and see how it goes.

Update – the carnival post can be found here

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. Thanks Tyson, I’ll add you to the carnival post 🙂

  2. The first in a series of 5 video interviews I did at BETT 2012 – I approached my favourite stands at BETT and asked: Why do you come to BETT?(hope to encourage more teachers to come) What have you been telling people about mostly this year (i.e. a chance for them to plus their stuff) and: what are you doing to make teachers’ lives easier?

  3. Thanks Greg, Brad, Seth and Doug for the posts – I’ll add them to the blog carnival post ready for publication.

    Please make sure you say in your post that it’s psrt of the carnival, and link to this post. thanks!

  4. Great idea! I’ll add in this post which will go live on Sunday about using Google+ to Help Improve Your Teaching.

    As for a summary: Google+ has generated its fair share of hype since its launch, and while it’s still officially in beta it’s growing at an incredible rate. Here’s how teachers can harness some of the unique features of Google+ to help improve their practice.

  5. Hi Danny, I’ve added an update to my post which links to the carnival post. Thanks again for organising this – nice idea!

  6. Cheers Terry, and thanks Jen, Lisa and Seth. Will aim to publish the post tomorrow afternoon.


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