Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The End of Thngs!

This has been a very detailed and sometimes overwhelming insight into what is available on the internet!

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?

Thing 22 : Nings

As an "older" person I have never gotten into MySpace or Facebook. I can see some value in this forum idea for the sharing of teacher related issues and curriculum and instruction sharing. I could not getinto the onelisted in the assignment for teachers butI was able to get onthe following sites which I thoughthad value: which contains gadgets that rock and has relevant forums for the improvement of classroom and professional development which is a collaboration siteformathteachers and coaches!

Thing 21: Podcasting

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.