Sunday, 23 August 2009

Emug, iphones and Ulearn

Life moves on sometimes slowly, sometimes imperceptibly and then you stop and consider and things have happened which should be noted. Emug has begun - we had our first meeting last Thursday at Ringwood North Primary School and Mark Richardson and Deb Hicks from the western Macschoolsnet group came along to give their blessing and their advice for our fledgling and help us get started. For a group that sent out ning invites by twitter and a fairly small number of channels we now have 107 members for the ning and we had thirty people turn up for our first meeting. It was lovely to have such a good start and Adam Brice has done a superb job in getting the ning on the go and organising the meeting.

 
The recent storms took their toll as a tree fell on our cubby- a place that was a favourite play area for our girls when they were growing up. In a moment it was gone as the earth heaved and a beautiful old tree fell  and crushed it completely - the cleanup will take a while .
I have finally been able to upgrade to an iphone and I am having such fun learning how to use it and make the most of this amazing little device. It is incredible- video, camera and voice recording plus apps plus a phone - I am loving the apps and how many more productivity tools I can make use of... 

As the term draws to an end the number of conference flyers coming to me has increased, but the one I am most interested in is Ulearn in Christchurch in New Zealand in October. I have applied for a study scholarship from the school council and am hoping to have the opportunity to visit all my tweetbuddies over there and see some of the great ideas they are working on.

3 comments:

Moturoa said...

Hope you get it.

We will welcome you with open arms. The Blogger's Cafe will be fun!

Allanah

Barb said...

We hope to see you on this side of the ditch! Best of luck with the application. Fingers crossed

tsheko said...

You live in a place where Nature lets her power be felt. I was thinking of coming to the emug meeting but I don't have a mac.Joining the ning is one thing....
All the best for the NZ conference.