Tuesday, February 23, 2010

11.5 things - Thing #1

Back again - to comment on the movie, The Networked Student, -
ironically I also watched the video sent from Kay Land, Did You Know, today -
both of these videos are compelling - bringing to mind the future of education - for those who have access and who choose to learn in this way - the sky is the limit -
As I look around at the students that we are housing in the library right now, tutoring them in the basic facts of math, the stark reality of this type of education is that you have to have guidance, desire and a vision and that is where teachers and librarians factor in -- setting the students on the right path and watching, editing the progress...

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

table 4



What a great movie clip for multiplication... i can't wait to share with my faculty ..
I was pleased that i just had to copy the embed code and paste it in my Edit Html space and viola! it was there.... nice!

Table 3

video

we are back to this blog again... trying again to post a quick photostory... only had two pictures to share on this computer... so at least it did post this time... i may go to the other computer that i used this summer and try again to post the story that i made... i found that i needed to save the file as an wmv and not a wp3

Monday, June 30, 2008

Thing #23

What an adventure... I learned terms, places and computer "things" that I never knew about... even now I don't "really" know all of these tools as well as I would like... but I had to go there... I had to try and now the ball is in my court.... will I go back and become efficient using all of these things..??.---
It is kind of like shopping in a new store.... you walk up and down the aisles - mentally inventorying what is there.... so when a need arises you know where to go and get what you need... I am not really shopping out there in the computer world right now... but, when school starts and I get opportunities to teach these things... I will return to my notebooks... (yes, like Big Red I kept a paper trail... for some of us we just need to keep notes that way... esp. with all of the usernames and passwords that we had to create.... come Aug. I might not remember)... and I don't want to loose my connections...
I wish that my cousins were into wikis - we could plan our reunion so much better... so when we meet I know one "thing" that we will be talking about!
The one aspect that has made this all possible for me was to find a teacher partner to meet together and try these things together... when frustrations were great we had each other to laugh about our failures and we had two brains to put together and plod through when times were tough...
it is amazing how much easier some things got with practice!! (always true!) this was better than taking a class... listening to someone tell you how to do something and then weeks or days later trying to remember the details...
I do find looking at other blogs very interesting... I always have questions about how they did things and where they found things... they are all so different... I like being able to 'comment" - or question - I like it when someone comments or questions my postings...
so my one phrase would be... find a partner and jump in the deep end together...

Thing #20 part b and 21 1/2

Somehow the video that I tried to copy from Youtube did not hold through the district connections
so - let me try linking the website to the farming video... try clicking on the bold and blue words "Youtube" and see if that works...
At least I can see it when I connect at home...
I tried to paste in the video I made with Photostory - let it upload for nearly 30 minutes only to get a fail to embed message at the very end!
I still have a lot of learning to do... I will try again tomorrow....

Thing #21

Today I made a photo story to import into the blog (hopefully) - to share with you...
This takes a really long time to load -
I have enjoyed making photo stories with my students... it is easy to do -
Podcasting is fun to do with kids.... while they like hearing their voice - I don't especially enjoy that - I need to work on intonation!!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Thing #22

Hmm.... Nings are interesting -- kind of like big social Wikis - open to all --
I found a Barry Manilow fan ning - lots of school (college and high school) nings - and alumni ones...
We should have had one for our school's 40th anniversary... too late now...
The linked ones were very different... I signed in on the Texas School Librarians Ning - found Vaughn there so it felt comfortable to try.... The Elementary School Librarians site was fun to read...
instead of just finding Texas Librarians - there were librarians from around the world... problems exist everywhere and people to discuss them are out there if you look!!!