Monday, 5 December 2011

My 11 from '11 in the 3rd Year, inspired by @yearinthelifeof

What better way to celebrate my blog's 3rd Anniversary than to join in another exciting blog challenge "11 from '11" inspired by Adam Simpson's A Year in the Life of an English Teacher blog? The aim of the challenge is to reflect on a year of blogging and highlight 11 posts with explanations for their choice.

I have just created a short FlixTime slideshow of some of the 2011 highlights. I first learned about this lively and exciting video slideshow tool from The Consultants-E Tool of the Month page. It's my first attempt, and it looks cool and very easy to use!

Reflections, Reflections
Writing my blog for the third year has given me a new outlook on life, broadened my horizons, connected me to educators world-wide, challenged me to the full, encouraged me to share what I have learned, given me a confidence I didn't know I possessed, and given me much joy and pleasure. A life-changing experience indeed! I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for helping me on this fabulous and amazing journey.

Below in no particular order, 11 of my favourite posts from 2011.

Homage to Nicaragua
This post was written in homage to my visit to Nicaragua. My poem was added to Bookr, one of my favourite web 2.0 tools.

IATEFL Brighton - An Exclusive Interview with Janet
This interview laid bare my techniques for preparing for a global presentation such as IATEFL Brighton. Luckily, I managed to get everything done in time!

The King and I at IATEFL Brighton 2011
The title says it all, really. IATEFL Brighton was the most wonderful experience I could have wished for - my dream come true!!

OBI, RSS and QR Codes!
This post was a factual one and I enjoyed doing the research and adding some comics as a test item at the end. QR codes seem to be everywhere in Italy and I have yet to embrace them fully.

Janet's Top Scoop.its!
A list of top curation sites that I particularly like following.

Learning is Sharing
This post explains how sharing has become the way forward in terms of personal fulfillment.

SEETA: Humanism and Modern Technology
I learned so much from this fabulous course and my feedback reflects my feelings.

Playing with Bubblr!

I really enjoy writing about my experiments with new web 2.0 tools, and this post is all about a fun tool called Bubblr.

Santo Stefano di Sessanio - A Veritable Feast

This post is on one of my favourite places in the Abruzzo region. I hope you will be tempted to visit this relatively unknown area of Italy.

Learning in a Diabolik-al Way!
This has to be my favourite title of the year. The title came first, and then the content just flowed!

Language Garden: A Word Cloud Blog Challenge!

I loved experimenting with this fabulous tool, created by David Warr.

Many thanks once again to Adam for creating this lovely blog challenge!! I have enjoyed reading other bloggers' reflections of their 11 from '11. In addition, it's been fun for me to go down memory lane....


Fiona said...

Hi Janet, Congratulations on your 3rd year blog anniversary! Your FlixTime video is amazing and I look forward to reading your 11 from '11 selection.

Brad Patterson said...

Nice to recognize most of these posts ! Nearly 3 years... I tip my hat to you, Janet ! and we should throw a bday party too ;-) Cheers, brad

Adam said...

Really glad you joined the challenge, Janet. I've added your post to the list over on my blog.

Janet Bianchini said...

Hi Fiona

Thanks so much for your comments here. Greatly appreciated!

FlixTime certainly looks great, and all I had to do was upload a few photos, choose some music and the site did the rest. Let me know if you decide to give it a go!

Warm wishes


Janet Bianchini said...

Hi Brad

Thanks for the blog birthday wishes! I can't believe I've been blogging for 3 years already - time flies when one is having so much fun, lol!!

Warm wishes


Janet Bianchini said...

Hi Adam

Thank you so much for creating this fun blog challenge, and for adding my post to your growing list.

All the best