Thursday, August 7, 2008

P.S.

I have to report that I did gain an additional item from this summer's adventure. I was able to download an audio book on Sunday that I probably would not have even tried before this adventure. I was successful in downloading and then burning a CD for my husband to listen to on the way to work. Something mess up on CD #7, but the first 6 worked fine and he came home and read the last little bit from the book. Before I would have waited for my son to come home and do it for me...except we needed the book read by Sunday and he did not come home until Thursday!!! Now we will be able to discuss it with our group and the group did not have to wait for the husband to have time to read it!!! I felt pretty successful!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Thing 23

What were your favorite discoveries or exercises on this learning journey? I was able to find a lot of new places to play and investigate on the web.

How has this program assisted or affected your lifelong learning goals? I have really stretched myself on this journey.

Were there any take-a-ways or unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you? I will use the extra parts of Google that I found...power points that have already been made, the picture locations to upload pictures and share them.

What could we do differently to improve upon this program’s format or concept? Some of the directions were hard for me a non technology person to follow, but kept trying.

If we offered another discovery program like this in the future, would you choose to participate? I would probably try it if it were in the summer and I would love something geared for the elementary level.

Thing 22

I enjoyed the Ning for teachers! I could spend many hours reading the various post on the sights. I look forward to going on the site several times just to touch base with other teachers!

Now onward to Thing 23!

Thing 21

I made a picture video and did all the savings that I was told to do, but it would not upload into my blog. I tried several times, but it will not work.

Thing 20

I reviewed the sights for this step and watched the videos, but I was unable to figure out how to embed a video. I am going to go the next step and will try again later.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Thing 19

Where do I begin with this post. I tried to investigate all of the Web 2.0 award winners and got very overwhelmed. I did sign up for Facebook which I had never done before. I invited my personal kids to be my friends and they responded yes. I think I may have found a former sorority sister from Texas Wesleyan and hope to hear from her shortly. (I have wondered where she was and found out her city and state if it is the same person) I looked at the food sights and think I might go back to see if there are videos that I want two watch and recipes I would like to try. The Ask sights for information might be useful when we do research, but I will be the one asking and then giving the information to the students because some of them came up with stuff that I would not like to show to my third graders. The organization sights were a little confusing to me, but might be useful as I get better at exploring. The other sights that I investigated did not apply to me right now, but who knows if I will need them later in my adventure of web using.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Things 17 & 18

I have investigated these two steps in the program. I do not think that I will use the Rollyo search engine or the Open Office websites. I was not successful with the two program.

I was a little more successful with Google Doc, but am more comfortable using the Microsoft Word program on both my home and school computers. I use a flash drive to carry the information back and forth. I may try the Google after school starts to see if I am comfortable with using it.