Monday, October 29, 2007

Mums will be mums :-)

This morning I came across this sweet song and wished I could hug and kiss my mum again. Play it for your mums and enjoy!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The internet meme and trackback

Time for my homework as well - Doris passed the meme to me. :-)
When did I start using the Internet? I first learned about its existance in 1996. My husband, then a student at the Faculty of Computer Science and Informatics in Ljubljana, took me to a computer room at the faculty and showed me what the Internet is. I still remember how fascinated I was seeing how easily you can find whatever you are looking for. Few people had access to it back then.
I began to use it a few years later when I got access to it from home. In 1998 I think. We had an extremely slow dial-up connection at first, then moved on to ISDN in 2000, ADSL a bit later, and now fiber optics. :-)
In the beginning I mostly used it to search for useful materials for my study and work, for email and IMing (MSN messenger). Then I got my job at our school 3 years ago so I had to learn how to put together online materials for my course. Surfing the web I stumbled upon Webheads in Action, a wonderful online community of practice bringing together educators from different parts of the world. There I met many inspiring teachers and from then on things have been developing with the speed of light for me. We experiment, fool around, and have F.U.N.. We share our experience and visit each other's classes. And we learn new things every day. :-)

What follows is my response to Nelba's invitation to test the trackback option in our meme posts. How do we do this?
Trackback is ability to keep track of other pages on the web that link to your posts. I think it should work if we first turn on the backlinks setting, which can be found under the Settings Comments tab and then post a link in our post to Nelba's blog post at .
Does it work? We'll see.
Matias and Vance tried this awhile ago and wrote about it here and here and Bili mentiones having problems with this here.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Mechatronics students opened blogs

Some already made their first posts. :-) Way to go!

Jan O.
Borut S.
Davorin M.
Boštjan K.
Uroš K.
Barbara B.
Anže K.
Jani G.
Jaka V.
Gregor K.
Damir H.
Nejc L.
Robert N.
Emanuel K.
Slavko K.
Tomaž J.
Erik B.
Janoš V.
Alan P.
Jan U.
Erik O.
Danijel R.
Damjan V.
Klemen I.
Darjan L.
Darjan T.
Boštjan B.
Goran G.

Wish you lots of fun exploring your blogs and connecting to the world!

A Vision of Students Today

We've been talking about education recently - Prof. M. Wesch and his students (from Kansas University) shared their vision of higher education. Is this your vision as well?
Prof Wesch is also the author of the widely viewed and discussed The Machine is Us/ing Us.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Students from Venezuela introducing themselves at Chinswing

Here they are at ...and some of us as well ;-). Join us and reply to their thread. Have a warm, sunny weekend.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The informatics group opened blogs

Here we are :-). We opened our blogs in Blogger and kept the default settings. We mostly made our first introductory posts and tagged them 'writingmatrix'. Our posts should now be visible in Technorati (how) but unfortunately are not :-(. We'll have to figure out why.

Andrej B.
Gregor B.
Aljaž Č.
Valentina F.
Biljana J.
Goran J.
Borut K.
Patrik K.
Kristjan K.
Dajana K.
Tomaž M.
Rok M.
Špela O.
Aljaž O.
Uroš O.
Matej P.
Jaka P.
Andraž P.
Andrej R.
Andrej Š.
Vanja T.
Tomi U.
Borut V.
Teja Č.
Tjaša V.
Barbara K.
Matjaž K.
Vito S.
Saša G.