Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall: Blog Festivals for all Seasons!

fall blog festival on WizIQ

Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I’ll be there
You’ve got a friend

You’ve Got a Friend
Listen to James Taylor who sang Carol King’s song and made it famous. I’m grateful to Myfreemp3.eu for making the MP3 free for everyone to download.

As the lyrics state in You’ve Got a Friend, Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall, or you got to do is call. In our case, Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall all you have to do is come to the Blog Festival.

The Spring Blog Festival (SBF) may be over, but the next ones are ready to roll. We are going to have 4 blog festivals one for each season of the year. The Fall Blog Festival (FBF) is ready to go on September 21, 2014. The Winter is scheduled for December 21, 2014, the Spring for March 21, and 2015 the Summer will take place on June 21, 2015.

I have organized conferences, MOOCs and mega courses. The Spring Blog Festival was one of the best events I was involved in.  The presenters talked about their experiences in very authentic and passionate ways.  I guess reflective journaling brings out the best in people. Everyone was very honest as they shared how they used their blogs.

First Spring Blog Festival (SBF)
The 3-day blog festival showcased bloggers and their work. The links to the webinars and content of the presentations are available in the courseware. Support and discussions forums are available in the course feed. You may join and content and recordings of the live online classes of SBF.

Topics for Blog Festivals
Topics ranged from transformational blogging and reflective blogging to connectivity, history, evolution, teaching tools, multi-media, thinking & creativity, families, schools, and content curation.  Some of the highlights of SBF was the author panel discussions. Shelly Terrell did an amazing job moderating the 2 author events.

Participants
Over 1742 participants joined the SBF event. We invite you to join as a participant and/or presenter at the upcoming FBF, today!

YouTube Playlist

Upcoming Fall Blog Festival
The Fall Blog Festival (FBF) is 1-day blog festival event showcasing bloggers, their work, and valuable tips for blogging for reflective practice, work with students, business and other reasons. The FBF will take place online on WizIQ, on September 21, 2014. Highlights include (a) why blog, (b) background to blogging, (c) influential bloggers, (d) getting started, and (e) best practices and challenges involved in blogging. Certificates will be awarded to those who take part as participants or presenters.

Presenting at the Upcoming Blog Festival
If you’d like to present, there a few free slots left on the following google drive doc. You’re invited to sign up. You may contact me for further information.


Dr. Nellie Deutsch is an education technology and curriculum consultant, faculty at Atlantic University in the MA transpersonal and leadership studies, teacher trainer, researcher, and writer. She organizes Moodle MOOCs and online conferences. She earned her doctorate in education and educational leadership with a specialization in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix Her dissertation research (available on ProQuest & Amazon) focused on instructor experiences with integrating technology in blended learning contexts in higher education around the world. Nellie offers free teacher training courses on teaching with technology, action research and Moodle for teacher courses to new, veteran, and future teachers who wish to teach online, face-to-face or in blended learning formats. She also provides online courses to teachers and ICT people on how to be administrators of Moodle websites. She integrates Moodle and WizIQ live virtual classes in all her courses.

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