Kris & Dave with Amanda (grandbaby #8)

Kris & Dave with Amanda (grandbaby #8)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Good Podcasts for educators

For quality podcasts: Ericka suggests, Dr. Davis suggests the itunes store under the education tab.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Wikis in Plain English


So can you tell the whole Podcast thing is overwhelming me? I didn't realize I've already made 3 posts about it, each one helping me wrap my head around the idea and its ramifications. It was very enlightening to learn about all of the audio and video material available to download. I learned that a Podcast is a combination of an ipod and a broadcast and can be audio, or video. You can sycronize your ipod to automatically download the latest version of a podcast.
I really appreciated Sue Eyring's post on her blog explaining Podcasts and how to use them. She also gave some great sites. Go to her blog and view her post for podcasts:

I did find a few good educational sites myself; where I downloaded a couple of articles,, and

Thursday, July 15, 2010

My e-portfolio is up and running

I spent last night at the Computer Lab with Erica, Stacy, and Deanna. With their help, I was able to get my e-portfolio constructed. It's looking pretty good. I just need to play with it more to know I've got it down.

Yesterday I learned about Podcasts and how handy they can be. I was impressed to hear that Sue Eyring's husband was instructed by his principle to incorporate podcasting in his lesson plans. Technology is incorporating itself into education.

My heading should open the link to my e-portfolio.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Dr. Davis's China Blog Davis's China blogspot.

About Podcasts

Cathy: go to "podcasting in Plain English" on utube. (Pod=Personal On Demand).
To get podcasts, you need a "Podcatcher."

Sue: lots of podcasts are available for teachers. Lots available on itunes,, (the education podcast network). ( itunesu are all educational podcasts.

podcasts are like RSS feeds.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

for better or worse, the Webquest is published

Well, my webquest is published. It would be so neat if someone actually used it, or added to it. I am just excited to have accomplished that project, and I hope to utilize webquests in my teaching strategies. I think they are a great idea--such a valuable way to incorporate technology and higher thinking skills into one activity.
This entry's title should take you to my published webquest.