InkTober

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Every October, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. Jake Parker created InkTober in 2009 as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavour with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year. Read all about the rules of InkTober and the materials to use at the website http://mrjakeparker.com/inktober

I took the InkTober challenge last year and joined in with INKed, a group of ink artists on Facebook where I have a folder of my ink drawings. We had a list of suggested topics which we could use if we wished. I used the daily prompts but also used the month to make ink portraits of the characters on Sprite’s Site blog http://spritessite.wordpress.com/

Image Jo Freitag

Image Jo Freitag

The topics suggested by the INKed group for this year
There are no themes for INKtober but if you are stuck and can’t think of anything to draw, please feel free to use these prompts to help you with ideas.

1.Zodiac
2.Birds
3.City
4.Hare/hair/hairy
5.Ship
6.Moon
7.Sea Creatures
8.Collection
9.Exaggerated perspective
10.Something from space
11.Balloons
12.Elephant
13.Shoes
14.Lions, Tigers and Bears
15.House
16.Pirate
17.Family Portrait
18.Movie/Book Title
19.Mythical Creatures
20.Happiness
21.Clocks
22.Fence
23.Cemetery
24.Weather
25.Butcher
26.Bugs
27.Green
28.Carriage
29.M
30.Camera
31.Halloween

INK includes pens (fountain, dip, rapidograph, technical, ball point, gel, felt tip, fibre tip, calligraphy) markers, quills, ink blocks, brush, wash, liquid inks, Inktense pencils, Inktense blocks, stamp pads.
But most importantly HAVE FUN!!

I intend to participate in InkTober again this year.

This post completes the September challenge to write 10 blog posts for each of my 3 blogs to make up the 30 posts for September for Lisa Rivero’s #30PostsHathSept challenge.
To read all about her challenge see http://www.lisarivero.com/30postshathsept/

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For details about Historicool magazine including a free download of a calendar of historical topics that you can use to inspire conversations about history see the website at http://www.historicool.com.au/ 

This is a post for Lisa Rivero’s challenge to write 30 blog posts for the month of September. To read all about her challenge see http://www.lisarivero.com/30postshathsept/

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Connected Educator Month October 2015

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October is Connected Educator Month
All the details of the events can be found at http://connectededucators.org/

The calendar of events is found at http://connectededucators.org/calendar/

See the themes of this year’s activities at http://connectededucators.org/2015-themes/

Here are some practical suggestions for preparation

http://connectededucators.org/10-things-to-do-before-connected-educator-month-2015-launches/

It includes a free Starter Kit as a PDF download

This is a post for Lisa Rivero’s challenge to write 30 blog posts for the month of September. To read all about her challenge see http://www.lisarivero.com/30postshathsept/

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Global Education Conference November 2015

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Global Collaboration Day on 17 September 2015 was a great success with approx 325 schools and organizations and 36 outreach partners from 51 different countries participating in 149 collaborative online events. Many projects were categorized as requiring asynchronous participation, so you may find a few are still running See http://www.globalcollaborationday.org/  

Now our attention shifts to the annual Global Education Conference online conference which will take place in Blackboard Collaborate on 16-19 November 2015.
For full details see http://www.globaleducationconference.com/

The sixth annual Global Education Conference will be a free week-long online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world. This year’s conference will take place Monday, November 16 through Thursday, November 19, 2015. The entire conference is virtual and will take place online in webinar format. Sessions are held around the clock to accommodate participant time zones.

Proposals are now being accepted until 1 November 2015.
If you plan to submit a proposal make sure you understand the mission of the community and conference. This is not a general education conference. Read the call for proposals and follow directions carefully.

This is a post for Lisa Rivero’s challenge to write 30 blog posts for the month of September. To read all about her challenge see http://www.lisarivero.com/30postshathsept/

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The above flyer is to publicize an event organised by active community members living in central victoria partnering with Local Futures/International Society for Ecology and Culture, OASES Graduate School, Borderlands Cooperative, New Community Journal and a number of regional community groups to be held in Castlemaine Victoria 16-18 October 2015.

This is a post for Lisa Rivero’s challenge to write 30 blog posts for the month of September. To read all about her challenge see http://www.lisarivero.com/30postshathsept/

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Global Collaboration Day Sept 2015

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Global Collaboration Day Sept 2015
http://www.globalcollaborationday.org/  

I only managed to participate in two sessions of the conference this time.

One was a session of #globaledchat on Twitter which I observed and favourited some of the Tweets which presented interesting viewpoints or links to resources.

The other session was

Best Approaches to Global Collaboration with Anne Mirtschin
Host school or organization: Tech Talk Tuesdays
Title of event/project: Best Approaches to Global Collaboration

Project/event description: It is hoped to capture a global audience, especially Asian participants as the time is friendly to them. Open discussions will take place re the Best Approaches to Global Collaboration – where to get started, why should we collaborate globally? What do we need for true global collaboration? How do we get started? Where can we find others? What can we do together? Share stories etc.
Host School or Organization URL: Hawkesdale P12 College
Host Location and Time Zone (UTC): Melbourne, Australia, UTC+10

Primary language(s) to be spoken at this event: English but other languages encouraged
This event is intended for the following audience(s): college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, parents, organization leaders
This event can be categorized as a: Webinar
Optional field for additional pertinent information: Bring a photo of where you live, what is outside your window to share the world we live in.

Details of the session can be found at
http://techtalktuesdays.global2.vic.edu.au/2015/09/09/best-approaches-to-global-collaboration/

including a link to the recording at https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2015-09-16.2316.M.E58F6EDFFA5FA3EDE727DCFB80FBD8.vcr&sid=2008350

It proved to be an interesting session with participants from Japan, U.S.A., Dubai, Kazakhstan and Australia.

Some links and programs mentioned were

World Museums Project http://wmuseum.weebly.com
Scratch Project  https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/74456110/

Higher Colleges of Technology http://www.hct.ac.ae/

A Global Education Summit #iste13 Workshop notes

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pV-aVVaaiVn3GvpR5WdxYEevpEkOzBhkiXbHu-qsrFI/edit?pli=1

Appear In https://appear.in/

This is a post for Lisa Rivero’s challenge to write 30 blog posts for the month of September. To read all about her challenge see http://www.lisarivero.com/30postshathsept/

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Global Collaboration Day

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As well as conducting their excellent conference in November, members of the Global Education Conference http://www.globaleducationconference.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network  are welcome to participate in Global Collaboration Day on September 17, 2015 in your own time zone. http://www.globalcollaborationday.org/

Companies, non-profits, and schools will be coming together in a global demonstration of global collaboration. There are activities available for individuals and for classrooms.

To get started, take a look at the overview page. http://www.globalcollaborationday.org/participate.html

There are videos that will help you understand the event at http://www.globalcollaborationday.org/video-tutorials.html

Activities are posted in the calendars and event directory. More will be posted soon.
http://www.globalcollaborationday.org/join-an-event.html
http://www.globalcollaborationday.org/event-directory

It is NOT too late to host a simple collaboration online for participants. Check out the host page for details. http://www.globalcollaborationday.org/host-an-event.html

Partners and sponsors of the event include
The World’s Largest Lesson https://www.tes.com/worldslargestlesson/

The Gates Foundation’s Teacher2Teacherinitiative http://www.teacher2teacher.education/

AFS-USA http://www.afsusa.org/

The Global Campaign for Education – US Chapter http://campaignforeducationusa.org/

Flat Connections http://www.flatconnections.com/

iEARN-USA  http://www.iearn.org/

Learning Bird https://www.learningbird.com/index

VIF International Education https://www.viflearn.com/

There is a helpful Resources page at http://www.globalcollaborationday.org/resources.html

There is a Flyer for sharing at https://tackk.com/gcd2015

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This is also a post for Lisa Rivero’s challenge to write 30 blog posts for the month of September. To read all about her challenge see http://www.lisarivero.com/30postshathsept/

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