Kris & Dave with Amanda (grandbaby #8)

Kris & Dave with Amanda (grandbaby #8)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

About RSS feeds.

It's been a long night. I was up all night trying to get organized and caught up with all of my computer work. I made it just in time to start a new day with new assignments.
I'm supposed to share some RSS feeds this morning for our online class. RSS feeds is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. One site explained RSS as "Really Simple Syndication," another explained it as "Rich Site Summary," so I still don't know exactly what RSS stands for.
I found a pretty interesting website called RSS Orange that has hundreds and hundreds of RSS fee URL's--any topic you can think of. I really like viewing Ericka's blog to get ideas. My next goal is to get a video to my blog page. I also need a picture of myself. I'll have Mitch take one of me--on another day, after I've slept.

Monday, June 28, 2010

go comics crazy

Well, today was our first online class. What an adventure. I'm sure it will get better as we become more comfortable with the format. I found a fun website called, where you can make your own comics. I thought creating a comic strip would be a fun way to incorporate humor into a lesson plan--or let the kids create their own to practice a concept taught. Click on the title of this entry and it will take you there.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

favorite thing I learned about today;

My brain feels maxed out and it's only 9:00 A.M. I need to practice, practice, practice. We learned about creating slide shows on both Microsoft office and Microsoft photo story 3. We practiced getting into the wimba room (I just hope it's as easy at home as it is here).
Some sights of interest were; for dressing up a blog page, Microsoft photo story 3 as listed above, uen from yesterday for all sorts of help. My favorite one though is the website that has images that are public domain. Click on today's heading to take you there.


This is a really neat site. It's a site to create concept maps, graphing maps--lots more. To check it out, click on the entry title (inspiration).

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

day 2 in ed-tech

Today is day 2 of educ. technology. I feel like I'm treading water to survive, however, my head is still above the water so that's a good sign. The blog wouldn't accept my initial password, so I went to make a new blog-spot. Now I have to figure out which address I'm on right now.