Monday, June 22, 2009

Thing #7

Very cool tools on Google! I did set up a calendar for myself and it was really easy. I tried to search a couple of items on Google Scholar, but it was working very slow. But I've had problems using Google while I have the Spring Branch server up. I'm going to try searching some more after I close SBVPN. I really liked being able to search for powerpoints...after all why re-invent the wheel. Since I teach two content areas, I need all the time savers I can get. Finally, Google Docs looked pretty user I'm going to play with that alot more!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Thing 6

Whew...the actual article explaining 'mashups' on Wiki was alittle beyond me. Well, it was way beyond me by the time I started reading about APIs. But some of the 'mashups' I checked out were pretty cool. Loved Mappr! It would be so cool to create a map and place vacation photos on the map showing every place we've (the family) gone (but I think I read something about Mappr not using Flickr image anymore.) Retievr was way cool and has the makings of becoming a cool poster tool...I may work on that for my Language Arts classes. I usually have them make a mosaic of sorts using magazine photos and images to represent who they are as individuals. Hopefully, they grasp the idea of symbolism by the end of the activity. I would be cool to do it with photos on Retrievr. Definitely need to spend some more time playing with these.

Thing 5

Yikes! I'm trying to figure out how to add a photo that I save from Flickr...this is going to take some time. I wish I had more just takes so long to get anything done! I know...patience...patience!
Anyway, after jumping around and flicking back and forth, I worked my way through this & here's my picture. Since I love Christmas (favorite HOLIDAY!!!) and I watched the Walt Disney Hour growing up...perfect picture for me!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thing 4

Well I have to say that "if" I provided the correct information to Vaughn (which I have to make a note now that I love that name!) I should be registered shortly. In that case, this was the easiest thing so far!

Thing 2

Still confused in suburbia...thank god I came into the media center cause I never would have gotten this far if it wasn't for alot of help from the library interns!!!! Thank you!!!

Thing 1

Very confused...this should be an interesting journey.

Thing 3

Okay, I'm still confused! This blogging thing is not clicking for me...I'm learning new things on how to navigate, but it's definitely a rocky road.