Part of the series: My Personal Learning Network
This post is inspired by several things: The “It’s worth taking a look at this blog” initiative that had folks recommending blogs they liked, Darren Elliot’s call for us to find and recommend hidden gems from blog archives, and my own (long neglected) posts about “What I’ve learned from my PLN.” (PLN stands for Personal Learning Network. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, read “What is a PLN, anyway?”)
Here’s my little twist on the idea–a quiz!
The 5-5-5 Quiz
Why five? Partly it’s because five is a lucky number here in Japan, and partly because in Japanese the number sounds like “go” and I like the image of moving forward, but mostly because it’s easy for me to remember.
Five questions. Five days. Five winners.
Each quiz will have five questions based on five posts from five people in my personal learning network. Some posts will be from their guest post in my archives, others from outside blogs, but all are educators I have learned from.
If you take the quiz within five days of its publication, and if you answer all five questions correctly, then you’ll be eligible for a prize drawing (there’s no deadline for taking the quiz, just for being eligible for a prize). For this first quiz, that means that the deadline is 11 pm on Friday, June 18th, in Japan. That’s 2 pm GMT time. For other times, check here. Note: Be sure to read the posts before taking the quiz–you’ll get a better score!
Each quiz will have five winners, drawn at random from the pool of all takers with 100% correct answers. The prizes aren’t particularly valuable, but including them gives me a chance to indulge my love of 100 yen stores, and to share fun bits of Japanese culture. This week’s prize, for example, is chocolate. Japanese candy makers seem quite fond of limited release flavors. The Kit Kats are dark chocolate almond flavor, and the Pucca have a hard chocolate cookie shell filled with vanilla white chocolate. Not nearly significant enough reward to cause someone to read five blog posts if not already inclined, but a nice treat for a few who did
(If you happen to be a winner in Japan, I’ll happily substitute an equally “valuable” fun bit of American culture!)
This is just something for fun, and I have no idea how well it will work nor how long I’ll continue with it. But I have enough archived posts and prizes for at least four quizzes, to start!
Even if you don’t have any interest in the drawing, and don’t want to take the quiz (which asks for your email address so I can contact you if you do win), I hope you’ll take the time to visit these excellent blog posts.
The quiz this week is based on these five posts:
The Power of Play for Education and Language Development by Marisa Constantinides
It’s the Small Things that Count by David Deubelbeiss
I is for Imagination by Carol Read
Teaching Kindergarteners in Turkey: Enjoying Every Minute of It by Özge Karaoğlu
Learning Language or Learning Through Language by Tatiana Sobral
The embedded quiz isn’t working well at the moment, so you’ll need to follow the link to the online quiz:
Click here to take the quiz –> What you can learn from my PLN (June 13)