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/

Best Australian Blogs 2012 Part 10

The Sydney Writers’ Centre Best Australian Blogs 2012 Awards has finished and the winners have been announced at http://www.sydneywriterscentre.com.au/bloggingcomp/2012competition.html

Overall winner was Edenland http://www.edenriley.com/

A total of 17,250 people voted in the People’s Choice Awards.
TV Tonight was the winner of the People’s choice with 785 votes.
http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2012/05/tv-tonight-wins-peoples-choice-award-in-best-australian-blogs.html

Sprite and I would like to congratulate all the winners and say that we have enjoyed participating in the event.

Life at Sprite’s Site is returning to what passes as normal for its inhabitants.
Sprite is conducting a debriefing session with her campaign team. Click on the picture to see an enlargement of it.
The activities she held can be reviewed by clicking on the Best Australian Blogs 2012 tag

Oliver Moremouse, ever the opportunist, has souvenired a cheese platter which was left over to take to the skirting board.
The Tweet family are relieved that the spotlight has been removed; as they found the attention on the parenting of their gifted Tweetlets quite stressful. They will continue their discussions with the Psych Owl ogist.

The Vote for Me sign in her blog garden has been replaced with a message of congratulations to the winners and her campaign poster has been replaced with an invitation to come back and visit her again.

Best Australian Blogs 2012 Part 9

Voting for The Sydney Writers’ Centre Best Australian Blogs 2012 competition People’s Choice Award will close on Wednesday 9 May at 5.00 pm and all winners will be announced on Thursday 10 May at 10.00 am.
The final event of Sprite’s campaign –The International Food Festival is being held in her blog garden today Tuesday 8 May 2012
Click on the picture to see an enlargement of it.

Sprite has had plenty of practice in setting up tables for the #gtstoogies virtual feasts.

There is still a little time left to 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 title on the blue Sprite’s Site header to see the sidebar.

Best Australian Blogs 2012 Part 8

Voting for The Sydney Writers’ Centre Best Australian Blogs 2012 competition  People’s Choice Award will close on Wednesday 9 May at 5.00 pm and all winners will be announced on Thursday 10 May at 10.00 am.
Sprite’s campaign has one more event –The International Food Festival to be held in her blog garden on Tuesday 8 May. So the Taste Tester Dogs   have been summoned to give their stamp of approval to the fare.

The telescope has been set up to allow viewing of the Extreme Super Moon predicted for 6May 2012.
http://www.accuweather.com/en/outdoor-articles/astronomy/extreme-super-moom-on-may-6th-1/64405
Click on the picture to see an enlargement of it.

You can 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 title on the blue Sprite’s Site header to see the sidebar.

Best Australian Blogs 2012 Part 7

I was glad to see that all the Black Dogs had gone away when I called in to Sprite’s Site to check on her campaign for The Sydney Writers’ Centre Best Australian Blogs 2012 competition
Click on the picture to see an enlargement of it.
Ginger Pony,   Pugnacious Loyola   and Intellectual Dabrowski were present to witness Sprite making a fuss of the launch of my next project, the writing of an e-book about the family life of the Tweet family. This was prompted by a discussion with friends on Facebook and I am looking forward to starting work on it soon. Caramel Cat has been present at all the campaign events but has limited participation to basking in a sunny spot.

You can 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 title on the blue Sprite’s Site header to see the sidebar.

Best Australian Blogs 2012 Part 6

I returned after a rather frustrating and disappointing day in the real world to visit Sprite and check on the progress of her Cultural Exchanges event which she was holding as part of her campaign for The Sydney Writers’ Centre Best Australian Blogs 2012 competition
Click on the picture to see an enlargement of it.

The events seemed to be going well.
Arachnid had JPEG ged a web to the banners and was giving a demonstration of web spinning in the style of E.B. White’s Charlotte’s web.
Hieronymouse Bosch, one of the mice from the skirting board of Sprite’s Site, was painting a mouseterpiece.

The Lobster Lolly Lobbing competition was in full swing and the Lobster Lewis Carollers were performing a Lobster Quadrille https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2010/10/07/gtstoogies-15-the-1st-annual-lobster-fest/

I noticed that P’est Pour Parfait, the perfectionist poodle, was keeping a critical eye on the event.
“That web message is not animated enough. It needs to be an animated GIF to get the message across properly!” he grumbled.

And then I noticed that a few of the Black Dogs were trying to sneak in and cast a shadow over the event.
“I know why SAD Seasonally Affected Black Dog is here” I said “I was drenched in a rain shower on the way home. But where is his cheery pink parasol?”
“It blew away!” said Sprite.
“And I can sympathize with little Thinks He’s An Alien Black Dog” I said “ I felt like that a bit today; when people that I really thought would understand gifted and 2E students just did not understand at all and dismissed what I was saying as irrelevant”
“I feel like that often!” said Sprite. “And I hope Guard on Duty Black Dog will not scare away my visitors!”

“Why is Wistful here?” I asked

“He just wishes that Sprite’s Site had been listed as a Finalist in the Best Australian Blogs 2012 competition” Sprite replied.
“As do we all!” I said “Tell him to build a bridge and get over it.”
I was happy that Sprite and I had already discussed some strategies for building resilience when faced with disappointments
See  Revitalization and resilience https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2010/01/28/revitalization-and-resilience/
and Appreciation coaching https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2009/12/09/appreciation-coaching/
and I also found an article at http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/sem/pdf/Understanding_Resilience.pdf  

“We still have more events to stage before the People’s Choice voting closes on 9 May 2012. “ I said “And we are having a lot of fun with the campaign!”

“It IS fun” agreed Sprite

You can 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 title on the blue Sprite’s Site header to see the sidebar.

Best Australian Blogs 2012 Part 5

The next event arranged by Sprite for her campaign in The Sydney Writers’ Centre Best Australian Blogs 2012 competition is an exhibition of her shoes.
Click on the picture to see an enlargement of it.

“I could understand you doing that if you were Imelda Marcos” I said “but do you really think people want to look at your shoes?”

“I am going to give a lecture about the De Bono 6 Action Shoes to go with it!” Sprite explained rather indignantly “and I have put a cheese platter for them on the table”

“I want people to really understand me  as I am asking them to vote for me”

“If you want to see what I am going to say in the lecture have a look at
Feetspeak 2E Shoes page on Gifted Resources website at http://www.giftedresources.org/gr/feetspeakforweb01.htm

Casting Sprite’s education in a new form? https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2011/02/12/casting-sprites-education-in-a-new-form-part-1/

Picnic at the Intersection https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2011/06/16/a-picnic-at-the-intersection/

“And anyway,” added Sprite “The Memory Elephant wanted to wear his DeBono Combination 6 Thinking Hat https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2010/08/08/the-pool-of-collected-reflections/

You can 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 title on the blue Sprite’s Site header to see the sidebar.