Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Syndicating Newspix

I'm a new buzznet user. Creating an account was easy. I even created two, one for personal use [but I don't think I'd be using it] and the other for my News and Current Events class [hence, the Newspix].

I managed to upload a photo from my mobile [Nokia (don't know the model)], followed the instructions on buzznet and it worked! In seconds my photo was published online. Now, my students could do something like this. But managing 50 students (X3 classes), whoah, that would be chaotic. Now, there must be something that could be done to make it more manageable. The Gallery feature should work but one photoblog, I think, would not suffice. One photoblog per class? Hmmm...

Elderbob, a technoguru Webhead, gave some useful tips on syndicating my photoblog to my blog [blogger]. The instructions were in plain English but sounded greek. I had to read it 3 times to make sense of what I was reading;-)I looked at the source code as Bob had instructed and compared his blog lay-out with mine. The script code, I found out, was also available in buzznet syndication help site. After tinkering with the codes, my newspix blog is now syndicated and I would be able to follow my students' photo publications. Thanks, Elderbob;-)

Now, I should take more [nicer] photos of Taiwan. Newspix, afterall, is news about Taiwan.


Tuesday, February 15, 2005

New page for my language and culture class

'Just finished updating the page for my Language and Culture class this 2nd sem at Wen Zao. I still have to type a lot of lecture notes and I only have a week to finish all.


My tentative sked for online discussions is on this page


Monday, February 14, 2005

Photoblog for my News and Current Events class

I've created a photoblog account at buzznet. The url is

For my first photo entry, I took a shot of the Kaohsiung Mei Su Guan area from my condo using my mobile phone. It was published on my buzznet account in a flash. i also learned how to update my photo and add captions :-)

But i'm still thinking of whether to ask my students to set up their own accounts or post on my galleries. Which one would work best?