Posts In Category Tech
- Go to an event.
- Take photos.
- Find a computer with internet access to which you can upload your photos.
- Log onto www.flickr.com. (If you don’t already have an account, you’ll need one. The accounts are free; I’ve never received any SPAM from Flickr.)
- Upload your photos to Flickr. (Follow the directions on the right side of the screen.)
- Add descriptions to your photos.
- Add the following tags to your pics: DEN, DiscoveryEducatorNetwork, and DiscoveryEducation.
If you haven’t already, you may want to join the Discovery Educator Network group on Flickr.
“Your event has been approved.”
The words leapt out at me. I’d received the email approving my first official Discovery Educator Network (DEN), a photowalk at the Dallas Arboretum. Now that I’ve received approval, What do I do next? What do I do now?
For some strange reason, research calms me. Rather than succumb to a panic attack (after all, I’d done this to myself; I’d volunteered for goodness’ sake!), I looked for information. First, I defined PhotoWalk. I like that PhotoWalks focus on things, rather than people. I’m really lousy at portraiture. Plus, I’d found a really great place for the PhotoWalk.
The Dallas Arboretum is hosting an exhibit of glass art by Chihuly In October, the gardens will remain open past their normal closing of 5PM and the art will be lit up for the evening. Our PhotoWalk is scheduled for afterschool on a Tuesday.
Next I looked for tips. This article is almost what I was looking for. I was hoping to find something about PhotoWalks; I found an article on planning a PhotoWalk.. In the comments section, I learned about an iPhone application developed specifically for PhotoWalks. Did you know PhotoWalks could have a theme? Me, neither!
Now, all I have to do is advertise and lure some unsuspecting teachers into my trap. If you know any teachers in the DFW area, let them know about our PhotoWalk this month.
On Wednesday, I received word that this very blog had won a DENys award. Wow! I hadn’t even known I was in the running.
- sticky notes (varied colors, sizes, and shapes)
- Dr. Grip pens and pencils
- highlighters (varied colors)
- colored pens
- notebooks and composition books
I noticed this afternoon that Discovery would offer a webinar on blogging. I haven’t blogged lately; I’ve been overwhelmed by life. The best solution to the blogging blues is just sitting down to write. If I raced home from school, I ought to make it in time for the webinar.
A sign of a good training, inservice, or webinar is that the teacher leaves inspired. I was! I learned about widgets, sidebars, images, and tools. I saw the possibilities and just how little I had to do to spruce up my writing. So I did. I reorganized my blog. I added some new categories. And now I’m ready for a whole new year of blogging.