Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Thing #23 - A Huge Thing Thank You!!!!

What were your favorite discoveries or exercises on this learning journey?
I loved the pictures and the mashups, of course I loved the podcasts, web awards ... you know I loved it all!!!

How has this program assisted or affected your lifelong learning goals?
This program is outstanding!!! I have always enjoyed technology and have worked to implement it with my students. My knowledge has been enhanced and the opportunity to be exposed to and think through new web tools has been outstanding!!!

Were there any take-a-ways or unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you?
Thinking through ways to implement new strategies with new technology!!! Awesome

What could we do differently to improve upon this program’s format or concept?
No, I loved it!!!

If we offered another discovery program like this in the future, would you choose to participate?
I'm ready now!!!

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?
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (you said one word, infinite exclamation points)

This has been an outstanding use of my time!!! I thank all that have had any part of putting it together!!! This is how inservice should be conducted!!! Go SBISD!!! Thank you!!!

Thing #22 - Ning Thing

I'm very impressed with the idea of creating your own entire social network. I love the development of the web from web pages to social networks, I bet if we can think of the next level of its evolution we will be rich.... I was very impressed with the with all of the features that Ning allows you to include in your network, blogs, photos, sign in, groups, videos and more. The features will allow a teacher to construct a network for their class that can grow as the students use it. Starting small and growing to the size of the FohBoh Restaurant Network. Having a positive relationship with students is a key to their success and Ning has given teachers a method for helping establish positive communication.

Thing #21 - Podcasts

I have been podcasting for quite sometime. Amazingly all of my podcasts are not online at this time, so I linked one of my early ones. Please don't be too critical it was one of my first.

Thing #20 - Tubers Aren't Just Potatoes

Thing #19 - There Went the Rest of Summer : )

G.ho.st??? I love moments like this..... a totally new concep....  but now I have to get my head around it. When has that happened to you? I think that the idea of a virtual desktop is really neat, I just don't see why I would use one. 

Sooooo many awesome tools!!! AAAAAAHHHH!!! I love Backpack!!!! Curriculum team coordination at its best!!! This is going to be so helpful next year!!! I thought that it was free..well I'm sure that there is a free version available....

I just want everyone to know that the rest of my summer is now booked going through all of the links on the Web 2.0 awards.....  : )

Thing #18 - Google Your Office

Open Office and Google Docs each have their place in your technological environment. Open Office is an excellent and free download. It is not as "slick" as Microsoft Office, but it has the functionality that you need. It is also a great way to support what the Internet use to be, a less commercial web, by having Open Office. Google Docs is great!!! As I mentioned earlier in the blog I have worked on a paper with my 82 year old mom in Illinois using Docs. I love the fact that you can share your documents with others. The only drawback of Docs is that it is an online tool and if the Internet is down you can't work on your document....unless you have Open Office  : )

Monday, August 4, 2008

Thing #17 - Bruce Rocks!!! Mr. Rollyo!!!

Wow, everyone needs to watch Bruce's Rollyo Video! There are two things that impressed me about the video. The first is my total understanding of Rollyo after watching it, the second is that it is such a professionally made video!!! Go Bruce Go!!!