Joseph Jaffe offered bloggers a review copy of his boo, Join the Conversation: How to Engage Marketing-Weary Consumers with the Power of Community, Dialogue, and Partnership. Since I had already had purchased a copy, I did a book giveaway.
- I got ten fantastic comments too hard to choose a winner in a subjective way.
- So, I used the random.org random number generator and 7 came up.
- Chas was the 7th comment.
If you didn't win or didn't sign up, don't worry. I plan to do this regularly!
Robin Yap left a comment that he was leaving for Manila to teach social media to educational technology students, so I decided to part with my cherished copy of Dave Warlock's Classroom Blogging. It's a first edition! It was the first book I read on blogging. It thought it might do some good in another part of the world rather than collecting dust on my bookshelf -- I've internalized my learning from the book.
My ultimate dream would be to send Dave Warlock's Classroom Blogging over to the Sharing Foundation's fledging computer school. Pictured above is Mam Sary, our head English teacher, who is also a computer geek. He attended the Cambodian Blogging Summit and received the digital audio recorder to create language lessons for his students (offline podcasts!) (The video blogging community also donated some video cameras for the school too ..)
Opened in 2006, the school offers computer classes every morning utilizing ten donated laptops and a few older desk tops. Students are picked by lottery and attend daily for six weeks to learn word processing and spread sheets, and see a bit of the internet on the school's one very slow connection, a cell phone. If we win the America's Giving Challenge, we may be in a position to upgrade the Internet access and possibly, maybe eventually, have a student blogging or video blogging projects in the village or English conversation via skype. Hey, a girl can dream can't she? Computer classes are very popular, and these skills are a real help as students look towards future employment.