[Oz-teachers] Merry Christmas to all...
p.n.floyd at gmail.com
Fri Dec 23 15:09:01 EST 2011
Thank you to Margaret and the oz-teacher team.
I look forward to another year of conversations next year. I consider
the oz-teacher list discussions an essential part of my
teacher/non-teacher intellectual life. I may not always comment on
something but I have generally checked out any websites mentioned on
this list. For instance, Ted.com for engaging videos.
If you don't mind getting up at 4am to look for a comet, do so over
the next couple of mornings. Comet 2011 W3 (Lovejoy) is still visible
in the morning sky (above the South-East horizon). This morning the
tail was reported as being 16 degrees long (32 Full Moons lined up
On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 6:18 AM, Margaret Lloyd <mm.lloyd at qut.edu.au> wrote:
> Well, the time has come the walrus said...
> This time, it is time to thank the oz-teachers community for their ongoing commitment to the list and each other. We have had some troubling technical issues in 2011 - starting with floods in January - but seem to have come through them.
> In fact, this message is so late this year because I have had trouble finding a pause in the conversation to send it. I also know that some of you are only now beginning your Christmas holidays with tomorrow being Christmas Eve.
> I would, on behalf of the oz-teachers team (Shaun Nykvist, Nathan Beveridge and me) like to wish you all the best of Christmasses and the happiest of New Years.
> I would also like to thank ACCE (Australian Council for Computers in Education) for their financial support this year - an arrangement we will talk about continuing into 2012.
> We often hear that we are living in times of great change. It is a little alarming to know, that for once, it is really true. It is - on the flip side - comforting to know that, through the list, the great changes coming to teaching and schooling do not have to be faced alone. While I am not convinced about the wisdom of crowds, I am convinced of the power of people to offer multiple perspectives to any issue or situation. From this, sometimes wisdom, or what helps us to make wise choices, emerges.
> I am proud to be part of this community.I hope that I can meet up with more of you through the coming year. Perhaps there can be an oz-teachers catch-up at the ACEC in Perth in October? We had a group photo in 2010 (Melbourne) and it would be nice to do that again.
> Merry Christmas everyone. Have a safe and happy holiday. Take care.
> Fond regards
> Marg Lloyd
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