Saturday, February 07, 2009

Images4education:" I blame you.."

Amazing post ! The tile is "Flickr, I blame you.." This is what I commented:
"You told MY story! People around now me think that I am a geek! I recommend you to join images4education, the session I blame for being like this. My "phobia" has just started 5 weeks ago, but, reading your post, now I know where it will lead me.
It immediately inspired me to post about what images4education,Exploring Images in the 21st Century Classroom,a six-week online workshop, one of the Electronic Village Online Sessions has made to me.A session during which I didn't post a single post, but the effect was so strong for a lurker.With a low quality mobile camera, without posting a single post,(no excuses!!), this is what images4education "has really done to me, for me":
Sharing what you see from your window:(25/1/09)

Realizing that I should reflect about my teaching in large classes:(2/2/09)

Or when I remind myself to take document the first tooth-loss for my baby:(30/1/09)

Or when I was at a traffic light and see a funny name for a mini cafeteria selling juices ( Blood Bank Juices):24/1/09)

After teaching for nearly 9 years in my university, I have never thought of taking a shot for the scene that I see daily when I get out of my classes on the fourth floor:

I have grown up with putting Henna. I used to put Henna weekly when I was younger. It's so normal. Now, I started to look deeper into the images drawn and see the beauty of the drawings and how these simple not well-educated women( Hananat)can create a flowery "plateau" on a bride leg/hand:

Family gatherings at my flat? Weekly, daily on holidays. Never thought of taking a picture that can be entitled " What a community we are!":

Simply put: images4eduation is to blame for this. I imagine what have I turned into if I was sharing, posting, interacting, collaborating. This is crazy!!LOL. Maybe I can say,"I want to see the change I want to be", from a quote on one of a very nice post I have read earlier this week: 'I want to be the change I want to see' Gandhi.
My gratitude goes for a session whose moderators do not know what they have done to one of the participants. Excellent job, gils and gys!!
Session moderators are: Alice Barr, Ana Maria Menezes, Bob Sprankle, Carla Arena, Cheryl Oakes, Daniela Munca, Jane Petring, João Alves, Mary Hillis, Nina Lyulkun, Ronaldo Júnior, and Susan Burg.


Anonymous said...


sorry to have to tell you but your link to my Gandhi page has an error. The correct address is
Thank you.

peace and love

Hala said...

Thank you for directing me to the correct URL.
It's now fixed!