This blog details the learning journey to complete the Edublogs Teacher Challenge 2011. It is a conversation about being a beginner blogger so it may prove to be a little too self-deprecating at times for some readers!

This blog is about blogging - setting up a brand new blog, making decisions about design and appearance, and learning how to use the Blogger interface as well as the slightly different Edublogs interface. So it will also discuss the decisions made for the design and operation of my professional blog which is Applied Chaos Theory (hosted at Edublogs).

I hope that by journalling about my learning journey in the world of teacher blogging it may provide some small encouragement to other teacher bloggers as they begin their own learning journey in this new collaborative/connected world!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Another gadget...

On my webtravels today I found dvolver so I quickly made a little movie so that I could test out embedding the result in the sidebar of this blog. If you scroll down the page you will find it in the right sidebar.
I have used copy and paste to embed objects before but I think this is the first time that I have actually used a webtool to create a movie and then transfer the html across to insert it. Too much fun!


  1. Hyperlink checked... working perfectly!

  2. Oh Deb,

    What a terrific little movie. Well done.

  3. I love the little fish. How did you do that? The kids would love to visit your blog just to feed the fish I think. Great fun.

  4. Hi Lyn,
    The little fishies are a Blogger gadget that is setup as part of the choices they give you for your blog sidebar. I like them too and I'm easily amused by their design to follow the cursor as you pass it over their space!
    To be honest I am beginning to regret the Dvolver movie because it restarts every time I open this page and the music is getting on my nerves! Best of luck with your blogging! Regards, Deb