What You Can Learn From My PLN Quiz #6 (ELTAS Tech Tools Day Edition)

I had planned on taking a bit of a break from creating quizzes based on blogs by members of my Personal Learning Network. Then Anne Hodgson (one of the members of said PLN) sent me a message on Twitter, telling me about an upcoming event in Germany—ELTAS Tech Tools Day.

Now, I would do just about anything for Anne, so here’s a special edition of my PLN Quizzes, especially for Tech Tools Day participants. (Of course, you can take the quiz whether or not you are at Tech Tools Day!)

The quiz has five questions, based on five blog posts. Each has something useful to teach about technology and education.

Read the posts before you take the quiz. The main point here is to direct you to some excellent reading. You’ll also do better on the quiz. If you don’t like your initial score, you can take the quiz again. Again, the main point is learning, not grading. However, you will get a lovely certificate at the end of the quiz to display proudly on your own blog or web page :-)

If you want to read about the motivation behind these PLN quizzes, go here. (If you’re unfamiliar with the acronym PLN–Personal Learning Network–read “What is a PLN, anyway?”)

This quiz is based on the following five blog posts:

The Best Kept Secrets of Highly Successful Edu-Bloggers Part 1 by Karenne Sylvester

Microblogging for EFL with Plurk by Nik Peachey

Wikis by Lucy Mellarsh

Creating your Digital Self Part 1 by Ozge Karaoglu

Commercials in the EFL Classroom by David Deubelbeiss

Click here to take the quiz –> What you can learn from my PLN quiz #6

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6 Responses

  1. Anne Hodgson says:

    Dear Barbara,

    Thank you so much for this. Karenne and the rest of the ELTAS team did an incredible job and we’re just slowly coming home.
    As you’re featuring Lucy’s blog post on wikis here, I’d just like to send your readers a link to Shelly’s marvellous wiki with a focus on audio tools http://technology4kids.pbworks.com/ELTAS.

    Thanks again! :)

    • Barbara says:

      I was happy to help even in a small way like this! What a fabulous wiki. Thanks for sharing it :-)

      And thanks for asking me to be part of your event!

  2. Am slowly recovering from the months of prep that went into the event and doing it! It was a super event but sorry for taking so long to stop by and say a massive, massive thank you for doing this for the trainees! A very, very lovely touch.

    Will send them all a note at the end of the week, reminding them of the post and quiz as a follow-up.


    • Barbara says:

      Sounds like you all had an amazing event! With the incredible talent involved in the training, that’s not too surprising :-)

      I was thrilled to be involved–it’s very cool to be able to sit here in Japan and have some connection to a training going on in Germany. I love it!

      Sounds like you all deserve some major kudos and back pats for this training. Wish I could have been there, too!

  3. It was clearly an amazing event which I missed too. Argh! But I appreciated these links- Just found some other stuff from it at http://kalinago.blogspot.com/2010/07/blogging-chatting-discussions-online.html
    Re: Anne, ah, I can understad that sentiment!

    • Barbara says:

      Thanks for the link, Vicki!

      I wonder….is all this social media creating another level of conference envy? There have always been great workshops and conferences that I’ve missed (of course!). The difference is now I KNOW what I’m missing :-)