Monday, June 22, 2009
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 friendly...so I'm going to play with that alot more!
Friday, June 19, 2009
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.
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 savvy...it 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!