Saturday, March 15, 2008
Carson has been right by my side through my 23 things. Any time I have the computer out at home he has to be in the chair beside me pushing any button I can't keep his hand away from. He loves the videos. As I went to other sites to visit and comment on, he recognized the green screen and wanted to play the videos. He looked for Clifford and Mickey Mouse everywhere. When we made his video he chose the pics and the music. Animoto has been a hit with our family. Both boys now have a video and Chris has used it too. He is good enough that when he placed his video on his site (txwranglers.com) he used html code to adjust to what he wanted.
Friday, March 14, 2008
As far as the program, I loved the layout and the self pacing. (even though I took the entire time) I liked it so much that I forwarded it to other teachers on my staff and even a couple of family members. This is something that I think is worth while and is helping me become a better librarian. I think this is some of the best staff development I have experienced. I would gladly participate in a similar program.
I am not the C-tech on campus but many people turn to me with problems to trouble-shoot. I need to be as current as possible with technology and ways to apply it. My C-tech, Carla Middleton and I collaborate well together and I work with the best staff in the world. Everyone is willing to collaborate and try new things. I hope to practice over the summer and implement some things during the next school year. I have already used some of the tools and have had a positive response from teachers.
I have opened a Zoho account. I haven't received a confirmation e-mail so I am not sure if the account is valid. We will see when I try to post this. As I have looked around in Zoho and at other people's postings, I realized that the possibilities of this are much more than I originally thought. I think one of the most useful aspects of this is that others can collaborate with you online. I like that there are so many options to create in.
- power point
I understand that I am not actually in those programs but in a web based version of them but the familiar formats help with creating the documents. One thing I think I would like to try with this is a spread sheet coordinating library resources and title I resources available for teachers and students.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
I LOVE THIS!! This is my favorite thing of all. I do yearbook on my campus so I am kind of like the school photographer. I always have pictures. This was easy to do and easy to get on my blog. That hasn't been the case with everything. I think the kids would love this as long as it could be linked to the curriculum. I can see me doing some of these with my personal pictures. Carson was with me when I did this and he enjoyed the video and liked Clifford in particular. I think we will have a lot of fun with this!