Wednesday, July 2, 2008
What were your favorite discoveries or exercises on this learning journey? My favorite things were blogs (which I am using now for college course work!), mashups and the PODCASTS! It was cool of you to save one of the best for so close to the end!
How has this program assisted or affected your lifelong learning goals? My life long goals have not really changed since I considered myself a lifelong learner already but since my masters degree is being done on-line it is so awesome to have an idea and insight into all the things available.
Were there any take-a-ways or unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you? Yeah, I was soooo computer illiterate and I had no idea all these different things were available . I am glad to have been introduced to RSS feeds to use in college research and all the wonderfulplaces to find things to make my classroom more interactive and to use in the Activboard flipcharts.
What could we do differently to improve upon this program’s format or concept? Not a thing I can think of - any more information would be overwhelming and you haveincluded somuch already. Maybean advanced class for those who are willing to learn more in depth items. I have enough info to keep me learningfor a longtime!
If we offered another discovery program like this in the future, would you choose to participate? If I have mastered( or nearly) all these I would bethrilled tolearn more or tolearnof other areas!
How would you describe your learning experience in ONE WORD or in ONE SENTENCE, so we could use your words to promote 23 Things learning activities? The Internet in 23 steps?
Now go and comment on some of the other Players' blogs?
http://education.ning.com/ which contains gadgets that rock and has relevant forums for the improvement of classroom and professional development
http://mathteachersrus.ning.com/ which is a collaboration siteformathteachers and coaches!
This was sooo much fun. I can see me using this to create things for my kids as both introductions to new units and for review prior to tests. Just adding the music is so cool -they would much rather here that than me! I found Audacity harder to use that PhotoStory and was pleased to see that photo story was so easy to use! I did have some issues getting it to download into the blog.
Blog Id:6524143606695806888Video Id:6d749396d9f8bc7d is reported evertime so I will continue to try.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
YouTube looks great from things I have seen on other blogs but as usual Spring Branch has it blocked! I have never really gotten into My Space or Face Book and Twitter is blocked too so I still don't know what the big thing is about these socialization site.
ThenYahoo!Pipes information is blocked as are Yourminis for Widgets.
I will attempt to find time to get over onto another server or sign in again on my own internet so I can view some more of them.
LOTS OF COOL TOOLS!!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Google Docs is another matter. I can see me using it since it has a shortcut to all the other Google services I have discovered so far in this web play thing. The action toolbars and commands are very similar to M.W. and so they feel comfortable.It is also available OFFLINE so you can work on documents when you are not connected!
What is the choice?? A PC or a book???
On a personal note: I am thinking that at 50 , I can see more and more of my "comfort zone" disappearing.
Monday, June 23, 2008
I have been going back add adding all these sites to del.icio.us!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
I can see this will take more practice. I will add to this post when I feel more comfortable and actually join a conversation outside the group.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Google reader was the easiest and allowed the new info (vacations in Ireland) to be added to my account thatalready existed.
I found Syndic8 to beconfusing and I think there is way too much information on all.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Calendar function. This calendar is sharable and upgradeable so I can put in my plans, my vacations items, and even leave diary type items to share with familyand friends. I have been sharing with the parents of my grandchildren!!