Sunday, 29 April 2012

Presentation Slides from 5th Virtual Round Table Web Conference

Screenshot of me presenting.
The 5th Virtual Round Table held on 20th April to 22nd April last weekend was a very enjoyable and successful Web Conference event! I managed to attend a few sessions, and each one was wonderful, and I learned a lot about elearning, eteaching and educational technology in general. The atmosphere and buzz surrounding this online event was palpable. There were 695 participants from around the world, 45 guest speakers and 30 hours of recordings!!

I would like to say a huge thanks to the fantastic organizers Heike Philp, Shelly Terrell, Berni Wall and Steven Herder for making the 5th Virtual Round Table Web Conference such a memorable event. Also thanks to all the enthusiastic volunteers who helped to moderate the webinars, especially in my case, Marcia Lima and Chiew Pang.

All the recordings are available in this link here.

Below I have embedded my presentation called Janet's Project 366 - Recording 2012 in Images. The recording of the presentation which was held after midnight on Friday 20th April at approximately 12.30pm, can be accessed from the Programme of Events.
Thanks to everyone who attended my presentation, and also for everyone who tweeted about it before, during and after! I greatly appreciate your support!! I look forward to the 6th Virtual Round Table event in 2013.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Fabulous CPD - 5th Virtual Round Table Web Conference

If you are free any time between Friday April 20th to Sunday 22nd April, then you really should pop in to the 5th Virtual Round Table e-Conference and attend one or more webinars. It is a free 3-day web conference on Language Learning Technologies.

In terms of Continuing Professional Development, it won't get any better than this! Educators from around the world will be presenting on a multitude of themes and topics relating to the latest ideas and trends in teaching. You can download the 5th VRT WebCon Program from here. All the sessions will be recorded and made available for you to view if you can't make any of the them.

The organizers of this huge global event are Heike Philp, Shelly Terrell, Berni Wall and Steven Herder. There are many volunteers who help with the organization as well.

I am very proud to be presenting on Friday 20th April sometime around 11.30pm London time. My webinar is included in the Teaching and Learning Tools slot. It would be lovely to see you there or at any of the other fabulous talks! This particular slot, which includes 3 presentations, lasts for 90 minutes, so each of the presentations will be about 30 minutes long. I hope to attend all of the sessions below.

Jennifer Verschoor
Jazz up your language classes with technology

Beyza Yilmaz
Twitter: Getting most out of it

Janet Bianchini
Janet’s Project 366: Ten Ideas for Exploiting Personal Images

You can see a view of my introduction slide with the topic title below. I have yet to finalise my presentation, but it is almost ready for action. As you can imagine, I am very thrilled and excited about presenting for the 3rd time on such a prestigious international and global event!

Click here for upcoming events.

The Twitter hashtag is #vrtwebcon if you wish to follow the tweets.

I look forward to seeing you at the 5th Virtual Round Table Web Conference this coming weekend!

Saturday, 14 April 2012

The Titanic - One Hundred Years On

I have always been fascinated by the story of the sinking of the Titanic ever since I first saw the classic film "A Night to Remember" for the first time as a young girl. It was released in 1958 and it is a very accurate rendition of what actually happened on that fateful night in April 1912 when it struck an iceberg.

I have also seen "Titanic" with Kate Winslet and Leonardo di Caprio many times and it is good, but I prefer the original old-fashioned film.

Source of this Titanic image, which is in the public domain, can be found here.

Many books have been written about the Titanic, which sank on April 15h 1912, with the loss of 1,518 passengers.

Below you can see my copy of "The Last Dinner on the Titanic", which is full of pictures and details of that doomed maiden voyage.

Larry Ferlazzo has some very interesting links and resources to do with the Titanic.
Jeffrey Hill of the English Blog has compiled an excellent slideshow of the Titanic Disaster.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Happy Easter 2012

Wishing all my readers and followers a very Happy Easter Day.

A picture of Berry is on one of the eggs. She is over two years old now, and is still laying eggs nearly every day. She has survived being grabbed by wild dogs, ravaged by hawks and scratched by cats, so she is a mighty plucky hen indeed.

This lovely chocolate bunny is preparing for its last outing.....

Below, the chocolate egg is ready to be eaten today!!!

You can read all about the religious festival of Easter from this Wikipedia link.