That was the year that was 2012

Many of my colleagues and friends have posted excellent reviews of their activities and experiences during 2012 on their blogs.

Tim Dracup aka Gifted Phoenix compiled an awe inspiring review at http://giftedphoenix.wordpress.com/2012/12/30/gifted-phoenix-2012-review-and-retrospective/

And Jen Merrill from Laughing at Chaos summed up her year with reflections at http://laughingatchaos.com/2012/12/29/reflection-not-just-for-a-mountain-lake/

I was hoping to post yesterday about the things we had done on Sprite’s Site and the Gifted Resources blog during 2012.

But the Memory Elephant returned from Memory Elephants Day rather too mellow and laid back and not at all inclined to put in the hard work of remembering and insisted on viewing the memories the Twitter Birds had recorded of memory Elephants Day before commencing any work.
(The Twitter Birds had taken photos and made recordings of the event so that the Memory Elephants would not have to remember the fun they had on their day off but would still have some memoirs to keep)

“What did the Memory Elephants do on Memory Elephant day?” I asked.

“Just elephanty sort of things -they trumpeted and ate lots and had dust baths and squirted each other with water” One Twitter Bird said “But I don’t have a clue what they were saying because I could not find a translation tool that could handle Memory Elephant to Twitter Bird!”

“That is really strange – seeing pictures of things you did and don’t remember doing!” said the Memory Elephant.

Eventually, towards the end of the day the Memory Elephant produced this summary of the blog posts on Sprite’s Site and Gifted Resources Blog

There were 154 posts on Sprite’s Site during 2012. Some of the main highlights were

January   5 posts

Move to Rosebud https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/01/21/report-from-rosebud/

February   3 posts

Valentines Day   Keeping calendars and Filing memories

March   15 posts

More filing memories and settling in to Rosebud https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/03/09/filing-memories-2/

Return of #Gtchat https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/03/21/gt-chat-is-back/

Best Australian blogs nomination https://spritessite.wordpress.com/tag/best-australian-blogs-2012/

Birth of Tweetil and Tweetelle – start of Tweet family series about parenting gifted children https://spritessite.wordpress.com/tag/tweet-family/

Book review Gifted and thriving at school by Derrin Cramer https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/gifted-and-thriving-at-school/

Gifted Awareness week in Namibia https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/03/15/namibia-cheetahs-and-gifted-students/

April   19 posts

April Fools Day prank https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/what-happens-if-you-swallow-a-wormhole/ and https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/what-happens-if-you-swallow-a-wormhole-2/

Continuation of Best Australian blogs and Tweet family series – the Tweet family begin NEST Ed and encounters problems caused by the asynchronous development of the Tweetlets

Reading to dogs https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/04/11/reading-to-dogs/

Sprite in Denmark https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/04/14/sprite-in-denmark/

May   41 posts

Continuation of Best Australian blogs and Tweet family series

Tweetelle becomes a seedetarian  https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/tweetelle-becomes-a-seedetarian/

We meet the Psych-Owl-Ogist  https://spritessite.wordpress.com/tag/psych-owl-ogist/

And The Twitter birds went A-May-ing https://spritessite.wordpress.com/tag/a-may-ing/

June   18 posts

Blog birthday

https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/blog-birthday-4/

https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/06/25/preparing-for-the-blog-birthday-party/

https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/06/30/happy-blog-birthday/

Language Garden review https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/language-garden/

Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into the Education of Gifted and Talented students https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/in-the-news/

Gifted Awareness Week New Zealand Seven posts on the topic TBA  https://spritessite.wordpress.com/tag/gifted-awareness-week-new-zealand/

And a discussion of the Birds and the Bees in the Tweet family nest https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/06/03/the-birds-and-the-bees/

July   10 posts

Critical thinking https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/07/30/critical-thinking/

The Finding the Right Flock series about choosing a school for gifted children

Advocacy https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/advocacy/

The Twitter Bird Un-Olympics Bower series https://spritessite.wordpress.com/tag/un-olympics-bower/

August   7 posts

Creation is to Creator as … https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/creator-is-to-creation-is-as/

Between the Blogs https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/08/25/between-the-blogs/ and https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/08/26/between-the-blogs-2/

Continuation of Finding the Right Flock

Advocacy 2 https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/08/10/advocacy-2/

Be Creative with the Dabrowski Dogs  https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/be-creative-with-the-dabrowski-dogs/

Delta Dog https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/08/04/delta-dog/

September   11 posts

De Bono’s 6 Action shoes series  https://spritessite.wordpress.com/tag/debono-6-action-shoes/

The meeting (link between Advocacy series and De Bono’s 6 Action shoes series) https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/09/11/the-meeting/

Creativity challenge about Patterns and sketching https://spritessite.wordpress.com/tag/creating-challenge/

Overprikkelbaar  https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/overprikkelbaar/

October   9 posts

Declining the table  https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/10/27/declining-the-table/

Halloween and the Annual Lobby Lobster Fest  https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/10/27/combined-celebrations/

Continuation of De Bono’s 6 Action shoes series

Fine Focus webinar  https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/fine-focus-webinar/

Cuckoos in the Nest  https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/10/07/cuckoos-in-the-nest/

November   6 posts

November activities  https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/11/01/and-theyre-racing/

Global Education Conference  https://spritessite.wordpress.com/tag/global-eduction-conference/

Fine focus Webinar Part 2  https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/11/21/fine-focus-webinar-part-2/

December   10 posts

#gtchat goes to TAGT12 https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/gtchat-goes-to-tagt/

Digital badges  https://spritessite.wordpress.com/tag/digital-badges/

Christmas greetings https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/12/22/christmas-greetings-from-all-at-sprites-site/

Memory Elephants Day 30 December  https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/12/28/memory-elephants-day-30-december/

Gifted Resources Blog
August

I August I received an email telling me that I needed to either close the Gifted Resources blog or update it to the newer format My tech guru, Jamie Tarling, put in a lot of work to update the blog and transfer old posts into it.

There’s life in the old blog yet
 http://giftedresources.wordpress.com/2012/08/18/theres-life-in-the-old-blog-yet/

Beginners Guide to Life on the Bright Side review
 http://giftedresources.wordpress.com/2012/08/29/beginners-guide-to-life-on-the-bright-side/

Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into the Education of Gifted and Talented Students
 http://giftedresources.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/victorian-parliamentary-inquiry-into-the-education-of-gifted-and-talented-students/

September

Doc Sykes Psycho-Educational Resource  DVD
http://giftedresources.wordpress.com/2012/09/17/doc-sykes-psycho-educational-resource-dvd/

Virtually attending the ECHA Conference
http://giftedresources.wordpress.com/2012/09/14/virtually-attending-the-echa-conference/

October

Mindjet Mind Manager
http://giftedresources.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/mindjet-mindmanager/

Fine Focus Webinar
 http://giftedresources.wordpress.com/2012/10/24/fine-focus-webinar/

Living with ANTs review
http://giftedresources.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/living-with-ants/

GT Chat
 http://giftedresources.wordpress.com/2012/10/03/gt-chat/

Let the Tall Poppies Flourish
http://giftedresources.wordpress.com/2012/10/03/let-the-tall-poppies-flourish/

November
Re-cataloguing the Gifted Resources Library
http://giftedresources.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/re-cataloguing-the-gifted-resources-library/

GT Chat goes to TAGT 12
http://giftedresources.wordpress.com/2012/11/22/gt-chat-goes-to-tagt-12/

Fine Focus Webinar Part 2
http://giftedresources.wordpress.com/2012/11/21/fine-focus-webinar-part-2/

Global Ed Con 12
http://giftedresources.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/globaledcon-12/

Skype Film Discussion
 http://giftedresources.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/skype-film-discussion/

November

Susan Fisher’s dream classroom
 http://giftedresources.wordpress.com/2012/11/28/susan-fishers-dream-classroom/

“And now” said the Memory Elephant “I am taking Angus McTvitter to celebrate New Years and watch the fireworks. It is going to be a night to remember!”

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