Digital Badges 4

These are the badges I received as a result of the recent Digital Badges course with Peter Rawsthorne
overview at http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/User:Peterrawsthorne/PhD/DigitalBadges#Digital_Badges and forums at http://scope.bccampus.ca/mod/forum/view.php?id=9010

The Participant Badge
Participant introduced themselves to the group via the discussion forum and actively contributes to 7 of the 12 primary discussion threads, also participates in one of the two lunch-and-learn sessions. http://scope.bccampus.ca/mod/forum/view.php?id=9010  http://scope.bccampus.ca/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=16751

The Contributor Badge
Contributor does everything the participant does with the addition of contributing;
1. by designing badge images
2. creating a badge system design for another curriculum
3. blogs about their participation in this seminar series
4. other creative endeavours regarding digital badges http://scope.bccampus.ca/mod/forum/view.php?id=9010  http://scope.bccampus.ca/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=16751

“Are you going to display them in the sidebar of the blog?” asked Sprite.

“Maybe, if I can work out how to embed them” I said. “But more likely I will leave them here in this post about Digital Badges.”

“We need a display case” said Sprite “We have the badges for Nomination for the Sydney Writers’ Centre Best Australian Blogs in the blog sidebar to remind us of the posts about our campaigns in 2011 and 2012.”

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

Best Australian Blogs 2011
https://spritessite.wordpress.com/tag/best-australian-blogs-2011/

“And I think we have other badges that are included with posts but are not in the sidebar. The Memory Elephant would know!”

The Memory Elephant searched through the archives of the blog and found several badges with posts which were part of a blog tour or reflections on global conferences. Tweetil brought his newly earned Little Drummer Boy Badge and Tweetelle brought her Peacock Preening Badge to show us.

Here are the badges the Memory Elephant found

Fine Focus webinars
 https://spritessite.wordpress.com/tag/jo-hart/

Calling all Bloggers: Sir Ken Robinson blogathon
https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2011/01/25/beyond-our-ken-sprite-tries-to-fathom-the-nature-of-creativity/

https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2011/02/01/beyond-our-ken-sprite-tries-to-fathom-the-nature-of-creativity-part-2/

New Zealand Gifted Awareness Week
https://spritessite.wordpress.com/tag/gifted-awareness-week-new-zealand/

International Week of Giftedness 2012/International Year of Giftedness and Creativity 2013 blogtour at http://iygc.wordpress.com/
 https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/be-creative-with-the-dabrowski-dogs/

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

Reform Symposium
 https://spritessite.wordpress.com/tag/reform-symposium/

The Sketchbook Challenge
 https://spritessite.wordpress.com/tag/sketching/

How to vote for Sprite 5

With only one more day of voting in the Peoples’ Choice section of The Sydney Writers’ Centre Best Australian Blogs 2011 competition Sprite feels that she has done all she can for her campaign.
She spruced up the site and investigated campaign strategies such as making a campaign poster and attracting visitors to the site. She is still not sure about how pork barrelling is supposed to work and the clip art pigs are browsing happily by the spruce trees. She has been able to utilise the barrel as a table for her strategy checklist.
The perpetual motion pecking bird has joined the Twitter birds at the bird bath.
According to Sprite’s strategy checklist two things she has not done enough are Baby Kissing and Gladhanding.
Apparently, according to Intellectual Dabrowski, (who did the research but did not provide interpretation of it) there are two types of Gladhanding
1. Pressing the flesh
2. Giving a stem of gladioli flowers – The Dame Edna Everage method
Sprite opted for the latter.
Arachnid, who presumably arrived with one of the pigs, has spun a message for Sprite.

I am sure Sprite has not circulated enough to gain a large vote but we have certainly had a great deal of fun with the campaign!

You can record a vote for Sprite’s Site by  clicking on the People’s Choice voting badge in the top right of the side bar or by going to http://www.sydneywriterscentre.com.au/bloggingcomp/peopleschoice.html and voting for Sprite’s Site on the P-Z page.
If you have entered Sprite’s Site by following a link to a specific post you will need to click on the blue Sprite’s Site header first to see the sidebar.

How to vote for Sprite 4

With just one week of voting for the People’ Choice award remaining  in the Sydney Writers’ Centre Best Australian Blogs 2011 competition  Sprite is beginning to wonder what else she can do to attract voters.
She consulted with the Dabrowski dogs and Intellectual undertook an extensive search on campaign strategies. He presented Sprite with so much material that she was not really sure what to with it.
One strategy stood out ( probably because it had a distinctive name) – pork barrelling.
While Sensual sat and scratched his head, Imaginational argued that it did not appear to be a very ethical thing to do and Emotional howled because she did not like to see arguments.
As impulsive as ever, Psycho Motor did not wait to hear the outcome of the discussion; but went to round up some clip art pigs and a barrel.
Sprite was not really sure how the pigs and barrel would help her cause!

But she did want to remind everyone to visit Sprite’s Site blog, have a look around and maybe even record a vote for by  clicking on the People’s Choice voting badge in the top right of the side bar or by going to http://www.sydneywriterscentre.com.au/bloggingcomp/peopleschoice.html and voting for Sprite’s Site on the P-Z page.
If you have entered Sprite’s Site by following a link to a specific post you will need to click on the blue Sprite’s Site header first to see the sidebar.

#gtstoogies return to the teen lounge

The #gtstoogies will be returning to the teen lounge this week as author Lisa Rivero will be the guest expert.
A few things have changed since the gtstoogies last visited the teen lounge – eg the books displayed on the bookshelf and Sprite’s campaign poster and voting instructions and the newspaper article about our time on Survivor –Gifted Island. But, to the consternation of Emotional Dabrowski, the room does not appear to be any tidier than last time!

As well as the excellent Creative Home Schooling for Gifted Children: a resource guide Lisa Rivero has also written books for intense and creative students and their parents.

A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Teens: Living with Intense and Creative Adolescents
(Great Potential Press, 2010)

You can read an excerpt from the book at
http://www.giftedbooks.com/mediakit.asp?id=64

The Smart Teen’s Guide to Living with Intensity: How to Get More Out of Life and Learning
(Great Potential Press, 2010)

You can read an excerpt from the book at
http://www.giftedbooks.com/mediakit.asp?id=65

I am really looking forward to the #gtchat discussions and to sharing pizza, hamburgers, potato chips, chocolate and milk shakes with the #gtstoogies and the teens afterwards.

#gtstoogies 22 April

This week the #gtstoogies hold a surprise Birthday party for  Deborah Mersino,  founder and principal of Ingeniosus website and #gtchat and also an Easter egg hunt. For some parts of the world this week’s #gtchat session will be on Good Friday and in other parts (including Australia) it will be on Saturday morning.
Every year on Good Friday the people of Victoria conduct the Good Friday Appeal for the Royal Childrens’ Hospital in Melbourne.

Buttercup Mersino is an honoured guest of the Dabrowski dogs and is playing Pass the Bone with them (except Psycho Motor who is already trying to break the pinata and Imaginational who is contemplating Easter).
The New Twitter Bird Band is in fine form. A special fireworks display has been arranged for the occasion.
And Sprite has managed to sneak in her Best Australian Blogs campaign poster and Peoples’ Choice voting instructions.

The Twitter Birds are ready with wheelbarrow loads of Easter eggs for distribution to various websites and blogs for the Easter egg hunt.

How to vote for Sprite 3

Sprite had obviously taken in what I said about attracting visitors to Sprite’s Site! I found a trail of Easter eggs leading into her site and up to a basket of Easter eggs on the table. Her campaign poster was prominently displayed on the wall by the table.

Also on the  table was a perpetual motion  bird pecking  at the Vote for Me Now widget. “I know it doesn’t work from inside the blog” Sprite said. “It is just for showing people what they have to do to vote for Sprite’s Site in  in the Sydney Writers’ Centre Best Australian Blogs 2011 competition  

Record a vote for Sprite by clicking on the People’s Choice voting badge in the top right of the side bar or by going to http://www.sydneywriterscentre.com.au/bloggingcomp/peopleschoice.html and voting for Sprite’s Site on the P-Z page.
If you have entered Sprite’s Site by following a link to a specific post you will need to click on the blue Sprite’s Site header first to see the sidebar.

How to vote for Sprite 2

Jump on the Vote for Me Now  button!
When the shiny new voting widget arrived Sprite was eager that it should get the maximum possible usage.  She affixed it to the trampoline so that PsychoMotor Dabrowski could bounce on it.
But I told her that it did not work that way and that she needed to attract visitors to Sprite’s Site and hope that they were sufficiently impressed with her sprucing  and her campaign strategies to spend some time looking around her blog and then record a vote for her by clicking on the People’s Choice voting badge in the top right of the side bar or by going to http://www.sydneywriterscentre.com.au/bloggingcomp/peopleschoice.html and voting for Sprite’s Site on the P-Z page.
If you have entered Sprite’s Site by following a link to a specific post you will need to click on the blue Sprite’s Site header first to see the sidebar.