Best Australian Blogs 2013 No 6: Interaction with Facebook

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Sprite’s Site benefits greatly from interaction with Facebook

My Facebook page is located at http://www.facebook.com/jo.freitag.9
Some of the posts on Sprite’s Site are announced here.

There are several groups, some open and some member-only, which I visit regularly to share on both a professional and a personal level.

The Brilliant Chaos group http://www.facebook.com/groups/brilliantchaosonline/  
provides inspiration and support for creation and creativity. Members of the group share pictures and links to blog posts about the novels they are writing, their art and craft and the processes involved.

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This year the Brilliant Chaos group has set up a Year long challenge which helped me to formulate plans for 2013 https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/jos-chaos-plan/ and https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/jos-chaos-plan-2/

As I could have predicted all the characters at Sprite’s Site blog had opinions about what the wheels I used to illustrate my plans for 2013 meant and what they would mean for them personally. https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2013/01/26/wheels-within-wheels/

The Brilliant Chaos group also issues Monthly creating challenges. You can see the Sprite’s Site responses to monthly creating challenges here.
https://spritessite.wordpress.com/tag/creating-challenge/
I have used the April creating challenge as an extra incentive to write a post a day this week explaining Sprite’s Site’s relation to social media for the Australian Writers’ Centre Best Australian Blogs 2013 Competition

The Facebook group Gifted Homeschoolers Forum: Bloggers Group  is a great place to discuss blogging about homeschooling issues and share links to blog posts on their Weekly Share Thread. They also organize blog tours.

The Facebook group Facing IT http://www.facebook.com/groups/facingit/    is an open group managed by Australian educators for anyone facing up to the challenges of using information technologies for communicating, teaching and learning.
It is very helpful for receiving information about using IT in education and for links to online courses and webinars. Members of the Facing IT group recently gave me advice which led to changing the theme for Sprite’s Site http://www.giftedresources.org/jo/blog/?p=4193  

There are many Facebook groups specifically relating to giftedness, one of which is the New Zealand based but global in outlook Mary’s Gifted Contacts http://www.facebook.com/groups/gifted.contacts/
I sometimes announce Sprite’s Site posts on this group. Mary also uses her Facebook group to help with the organization of a blog tour as part on of the New Zealand Gifted Awareness Week. Sprite’s Site has enjoyed waving to New Zealand across the ditch during these blog tours https://spritessite.wordpress.com/tag/gifted-awareness-week-new-zealand/

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Vote for Sprite’s Site (and as many other great Australian blogs as you like) by clicking on the Vote for Me button in the sidebar of the blog. But you can only vote once: so be sure to make the vote count. Sprite’s Site is on Page 4 O-S.

If you have entered Sprite’s Site by following a link to a specific post you will need to click on the Sprite’s Site header to see the sidebar.

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