Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Thing # 23 WhooHoo I am Finished!!!

What were your favorite discoveries or exercises on this learning journey? I loved using flickr, comic strip generator, trade card maker,imagechef, and podcasts!!! They were so much fun to use and I am sure I will incorporate all of these in my classes!!
How has this program assisted or affected your lifelong learning goals? I have learned so much more on technology that I will take this with me in all my endeavours! I am very excited about using all these new concepts I have learned and I plan on teaching others how to use them as well!
Were there any take-a-ways or unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you? I have viewed podcasts in the past and I did not realize or even know how to make one myself. I think it is an enjoyable and different way to display your photos!
What could we do differently to improve upon this program’s format or concept? I think the format is very easy to follow, but I would make it more known throughout SBISD. I was told about this program through a co-worker. and if he did not mention he was working on this program I would have never known about it.
If we offered another discovery program like this in the future, would you choose to participate? I love learning new concepts and I would be more than happen to participate in a discovery program.
How would you describe your learning experience in ONE WORD or in ONE SENTENCE, so we could use your words to promote 23 Things learning activities? AWESOME, FUN, EXCITING,INFORMATIVE, and WORTHWHILE!!!

Thing # 22 Nings

Teacher Lingo
This is a great website that teachers can get ideas from other teachers. I found some interesting information on teachers going back to school while still teaching. I will definitely refer back to this website from time to time.

Thing # 21 Podcasts

Wow, making a podcast exactly the way you want it takes so long, but it has been my favorite "thing" so far!!! I worked on this podcast for at least an hour and it only has 6 pictures on it. This podcast shows some of the pictures from my 2007 soccer season at Stratford. Be sure to turn up the volume to listen as you are watching the podcast! Enjoy!
Your classes will have so much fun making these!!!

Thing # 20

Multiplication Facts This is a video for special education on multiplication.

I currently teach special education resource math and this teacher tube is perfect. I still have students that have a hard time with multiplication facts and this video will help them review.

I think youtube is entertaining, but I do not think I would ever use it as an example in my classroom.

Thing # 19 Web 2.0 Awards

What is special about the tool? This tool shows what is the best website out there for specific concepts you may use in your life. I always like to know what websites are a knowledgeable source for me to use.
What are its useful parts, especially with regards to Libraries and school? I think libraries can post these awards and constantly update them so the students know which sites are the best to look at for their studies.
How might you use this tool in your own setting? I will definitely keep this website bookmarked to help me in different aspects of my life. Some of these websites I have never heard of, but now I know they are good to use.

Thing # 18

The major advantage to downloading and using openoffice.org is that it is FREE. It seems like it is the same concept as microsoft office, so that means it is easy to use. Some home laptops and desktops do not come with office already installed and I am sure most people would be open to at least trying openoffice.org since it is free.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Thing # 17 Rollyo

Wow, this would be a great website for anyone to use. I put all my bookmarks in one place, and rollyo made it easier for me to search for them. I think librarians can use this concept for all the classes that are in the library working on a specific project. They can set up ahead of time the favorite websites that each class can use. They can also ask each class to contribute other websites they found helpful to be added to the favorites list.