Sunday, April 11, 2010

thing 23

I have finishe d my project and now I am to the end. Of the things I have learned, I enjoyed thing 10 the image maker and photostory. These things for me personally are very helpful and interesting as I do so much with my family and am always taking shots of them. I love to play with my girls and their pictures.

This program has helped me in my long line of learning goals as technology was very high on my list of things I needed to update. I am a papre and pencil type and this has helped me brak free from that shell.

My take aways would be that even an old fart like me can learn new things. Just try and do not give up.

I just wish I had more time to play that would be the difference I would see.

I might particiapate in a program like this again if I had time to play. I do enjoy learning, but felt pressured to finish due to the other things I was learning.

Impressive

That is all folks!

thing #22

I went under the Teacher librarianing and found this very neat to read. I think I would use something like this to keep people informed of what is going on in the library. I could use this tool to show the administration of how vaulable the library is and all the things that I do to add flavor to the library. I could post book reviews and have people blog about the various books. I could host other school librarians blog areas. Pictures could be used to show various research items for the students. It could become a social area for students to share their research projects that they have created. I really thought the children's storytubes were so cute and creative. It would be a great lead into differentation of lessons and I could teach the teachers how to use this tool with their students. It would help build collaboration amongest the teachers. I find this site to be one of the best tools for librarians. This is the site I chose and I really do like the lay out.

http://teacherlibrarian.ning.com/

Thursday, April 8, 2010

thing 21

I worked on photostory since my computer does not have a web cam attached. I thought I would enjoy the photostory as I would love to make a senior year video for my daughter when she is a senior. With this thought in mind, I thought I could practice now on some pictures. It was rather fun doing this and so now I will have to update my music and I will really have fun recreating albums. I created a post of my family at Easter.



video

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

thing #20

I looked up on youtube and teachertube and took forever to play. I lost sight of what I was really suppose to be doing. I had even walked away for a moment to do some chores and when I came back, my youngest had a Justin Bieber video playing on my computer. This is obviously a great area to visit for all people. My children then showed me some other things that I had no idea were on these sites. They had fun "teaching" mom. I was impressed that even my 9 year old new so much. I thought I had failed her and she showed me. This definitely stand out as a fun activity that I really enjoyed. I pulled up under the teachertube this particular video on student centered classrooms as this was a huge deal in Cy-fair and seems to be the wave of education today.