Saturday, June 19, 2010

Digital Portfolio

Hi to all and on to a new day in the mind boggling world of technology. I feel like Alice In Wonderland falling down the rabbit hole at times, but hopefully some if not most of the exposure to all these new types of technology will have a permanent place in my daily walk of life.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Digital Portfolio

Hi everyone, I realize that I'm technologically challenged after attempting to publish my digital portfolio. I have neither seen, nor could find the publish button to publish each page so I hope that by writing about my experience here it will suffice. At Google sites my portfolio is titled TK Digital Portfolio at take a peek and let me know what you think.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Plaxo/Linkedin vs Facebook/MySpace

Basically these sites all provide similar services, but simply said I think it's the professional business type vs the average everyday person. I know, I know that sounds like to simplistic point of view, but as I have explored these sites that theme seems to be apparent to me. I view many aspects of business-minded applications in Plaxo/Linkedin and non business related applications on a more general community-minded applications at Facebook/MySpace.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

TYhe B Three and Me?

Well I'm very impressed with Plaxio, Linkedin, and Google sites, although I realize it will take much more time then just class time to exact all the avenues that are offered by these sites. These are modern day rolladexes and answering machines, but have capabilities that where unthinkable only 10 to 15 years ago. I can envision having a class being able to schedule events and correspond from where ever and whenever they choose or are notified of up coming events. This is definitely an avenue that I will pursue.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Library Thing
This is exciting to be able to build a virtual library that you can interact with other people. This is a great tool for students to be able to network on academic subjects while at the same time develop an appreciation for like-minded fellow students and teachers. The current events in your local areas and the locations of book stores and resources are great time savers and are invaluable for research.

Monday, June 7, 2010

General Blog Generator

Wow this is an exciting avenue of new technology that can be used in many ways. The way we make announcements in school, work, or at home for any number of situations can be done on-line. Instead of wasting paper we could use this source as an ASAP notifier which provides a much faster response. I like creating different resources to help communicate and these type of sited let the creative juices flow.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

You Tube Videos Ya or Na?

I thought these videos would grab your attention. I think that you-tube whether we like it or not is here to stay as it has become the average Joe's fifteen minutes of fame venue, as part of our social networking on the web worldwide. Unfortunately the exact same type and sense of freedom when it comes to students could present a myriad of problems when it comes to form and content. One wrong click or directive and the next thing you know your facing a school board with a very upset parent that wants you fired! The other side of the coin has a teaching tool that can be used to enhance a lesson plan with real world events and experiences that can be accessed on a daily basis.