February 2008


I have sent in the KaosPilot application. 4 copies of the questionnaire, 4 copies of the CDs (with my video and some other supplementary information), 4 letters, 1 set of diary excerpts. After many hours, much stress, and lots of wasted printage (Fireworks does not print well), it is now on its way to Aarhus, where it will be graded and be the determiner in whether I am one step closer to being a KaosPilot.

I also sent in my application for the Khazanah scholarships – I wonder how I would do an interview all the way in Australia!

God help me.

While we all wait in anticipation for the results (which is more than a month away, though I did request for early review so that I can get my visa in) here are some behind-the-scenes pictures from the video shoot:

Mark and the setup
Mark next to our “equipment” – basically his table lamp pointing upwards towards me, and his camera on the CPU

Mark and the camera
Mark setting up the camera – a bit tricky but we got it eventually!

The backdrop
Our backdrop – a $1 piece of black remnant cloth hanging on Mark’s bedroom door

My view

What I see when we’re filming – luckily the light isn’t that bright, or else I’d go blind

Mark editing
Mark editing the videos on VirtuaDub – which ended up not working because VideoStudio is picky. Feh.

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a trip to Denmark for the Kaospilot Admissions Workshop

a trip to Denmark for the Kaospilot Admissions Workshop

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Also, does anyone here know how to print my blog entries out into a nice PDF? Blurb is too expensive and BlogBinders went out of business. This is for the application diary.

I’ve been tagged by Allison to do this Passion Quilt meme:

Meme: Passion Quilt rules:

  1. Think about what you are passionate about teaching your students.
  2. Post a picture from a source like FlickrCC or Flickr Creative Commons or make/take your own that captures what YOU are most passionate about for kids to learn about…and give your picture a short title.
  3. Title your blog post “Meme: Passion Quilt” and link back to this blog entry.
  4. Include links to 5 folks in your professional learning network or whom you follow on Twitter/Pownce.

Well, I don’t actually TEACH anyone, but I suppose through this blog and EducateDeviate I am set on educating young people on different things.

Mainly it would be that there are so many opportunities out there to be who you want to be. You don’t have to be a doctor if you don’t want to; you can be a doctor if you wish. You don’t have to let society dictate your path; it’s yours for the choosing. Your learning is up to you!


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OK, whom shall I tag? I think I will also tag a few people that aren’t necessarily teachers but have something to teach: Priscilla Brice-Weller, Peter Black, Britt Bravo, Laurel Papworth, and Vice-Queen Maria.

In other blog news: my HatchThat interview is up (thanks Ross!) and Priscilla talked about me on her Solidariti blog (thanks Priscilla!). Yay!

It’s finally DONE!!!

I’ll need to upload it to a couple more video community sites. So far am choosing Vimeo and Internet Archive, as well as Facebook. Any other ideas?

FINALLY. DONE. That damn video took me ages and a LOT of tears. gwargh.

Now to print out the application, burn the CDs, and mail it in! Well, once I make a few new posts to my diary.

The first KP Team 15 application video is up on YouTube:

And Team 14 shares their experiences (yay for non-Macs!):

Still need to edit mine, but I’m getting there.

Daniel and I have shortlisted the nominees of our Young Entrepreneur eBook project and they are now up for voting.

Click on this link to vote for your favourite young entrepreneur here now!

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