Saturday, September 22, 2007

My last workshop with the Technology & Second Language students went well last Saturday. It was a full, but useful & exciting day, I think ...
So that was my last workshop at QUT?! Mind-boggling! Now I have the (enjoyable, though time-consuming) task of looking through everyone's webquests and giving them a grade. It will be difficult as they have all done such good work!

And this will happen in between having some leave time during the semester break & packing, packing, & more packing ...

Have to remember to breathe & relax from time to time :-D

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

All the webquests are coming in now & there is just as much creativity and variety this semester as in previous semesters! Even people who thought they would never be able to do it have successfully created interesting & colourful webquests and put them on the web! Once again I am stunned and humbled at the capacity of students to make such learning leaps in such a short time - & in such diverse areas as learning theory, instructional design, and linguistics, as well as various content areas!
Now I am wondering how I'm going to be able to mark them all before I go - as well as do everything else I have to do ...?? At least it will be an interesting task- unlike packing :-}

Monday, September 03, 2007

The second work shop went well last week & every -one seems to be on track to get their Webquests designed & put together. There are some very good ideas being develop -ed & I think most of them are over the first big learning "hump" of what to do, the peda- gogical bases of web- quests & how to put the pieces togeth -er. This week & next will be telling times, I think - when we shall see some amazing progress & some fascinating new projects. I look forward to getting notifications about them as they are posted ... :-)

The day after the workshop, I went up to the mountains with my friend Jane to relax & breathe some good, post-rain rainforest air, listen to the birds & also managed to see a beautiful sunset!