Saturday, October 2, 2010
I have just completed what I think is a great start to an e-Portfolio. Like all good things, this will take time. I am hoping to continue communicating with several of my amazing classmates. Thank you all for such direction!
Sunday, September 26, 2010
- To organize my ESL websites on Delicious.
- To participate in online discussions, seminars, and courses dealing with SLA.
- To create an ongoing e-portfolio based on professional objectives.
- To embrace the online technologies and how they can help me as an educator.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Being in education and living overseas for some time, I feel that I have been thrown into Code-Literacy. I've never really had the intention of learning HTML or really getting into making wikis and blogs. I don't really think of myself as a techie, but it seems every job I have had in the last few years, people come to me for computer help. I guess computers make sense to me. I think it also helps that my husband is a techie... some of it must come to me by simply talking with him and showing interest in what he does, be it making a website, a 3D cartoon, a audio drama or whatever. In returning to the States, I feel I'm a little behind, but not so much. These PP classes are really helping me fine tune what I already had and adding a bit here and there to my repertoire.
Remix-Literacy... is this really important or does Mark just like to do it? What I find interesting about this is the conversation about copyright that has to follow this literacy. Again, living overseas things are different. Returning to the States has given me a bit of an awakening.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
The yahoo group has 198 people; the Ning has close to 150... Maybe I'm feeling a bit old-fashion but I like the idea of a class of 8.
I kind of like the idea of setting up a listserve or a wiki or a YahooGroup for just our PP107_September 2010. Or maybe just a unique tag. Is #evomlit10 only for us?
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
I can see developing a lesson around the 5 lenses: technological, pedagogical, social, sociopolitical, and ecological. Then students would have to rank them as to which was the most important. So, say they are looking at a community networking site... the ecological lens may not be so important, while the social lens would be. Would we teacher students to look at these sites differently?
Side Note: I was able to watch Mark's video just fine. So, if it was broke, thanks for fixing it. And I am assuming he actually spoke to an earlier PP107 class. We he be joining us for an online chat? I'd love to talk with him.
Friday, July 30, 2010
1. Adverbs of Time: In a blog, you really shouldn't use them. I find myself starting posts with words like next or then or now when those words really don't belong here. Example, the first thing I wrote on this blog is at the bottom. So, when I start a post with the word "then," it creates a problem. The reader hasn't read that happened first yet! It seems that you would want to reverse the order of your posts... but then the reader would have to scroll down to get to the latest item. It's a conundrum.
2. Surprise: Just when you think it can't be done, you click on something AND-IT-CAN! So often I felt that I was at the end of my Blogger's rope. But by reading, and re-reading, things Steve put up about embedding and links and stuff like that. In the end, I was able to upload everything I wanted, in the order I wanted. That makes me happy.
Overall, I am really pleased and excited about what I've learned in this class. I hope to use all these pieces of information daily. :)
Thanks for stopping by.
Over the years, I have been working on getting pictures just the right size to send to friends and family. Being overseas, I was much more cautious in the size of the photos I would email.
Here are the photos I used for PP105. The picture with more ice is the "bigger" photo. The guy with me is my husband. :)
Thursday, July 29, 2010
I took a favorite song of mine and just read the words aloud while it played. So, here you go... Beck
A description of what I hope to accomplish in this class…
I hope to accomplish many things here at Creating/Using Multimedia for Online Instruction. Mostly, I’d like to get familiar with Wikis, podcasts and blogs. Reason being I think several NNESTs are looking for on line support and training. The above mentioned applications can help reach this group of wonderful teachers. (I’d also like to learn a bit about Moodles, but I think Principles and Practices has a whole course on that…)
I think because I was away from the
for so long, I am missing some key technology points in my education grab-bag. So, I hope to get a firm understanding of how to produce a user-friendly blog that uses Wikis, podcasts, video, and the like. US
Huh... looking back, I notice that I wanted to learn how to use Wikis in this class. And yet, when faced with the opportunity to use on, I went with Blogs. Funny.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I guess I'll be making a blog.