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.




Library 2.0 and Beyound

The library that I grew up with was the era with index card nightmares, number systems of infinite illogical listings and of course that one particular stern condescending librarian was my web 2.0. Computer technology was barely in it's infancy, something that the government, NASA, or wealthy private research firms only had access too. I can recall when every student was taken to the library and taught how to access information in what would be considered today as highly archaic. The monopoly that libraries had on the general society are a thing of the past, we can now access information at a click of the mouse from anywhere in the world, at any time not just 8-5 Mon thru Sat. The next generation of children are on the web all most from birth and they will become the paperless generation, so in turn libraries will have to grow through innovation with computer technology to keep pace with its affect upon an ever growing technologically advanced society. Their was a time of protest, a major uproar of allowing a single computer into a library that was considered sacrilegious within many circles of academia, oh how we as a society have changed, now computer technology is the engine that enhances and drives academia to heights it could never imagined only fifty years ago. Bring on the new Library 4.0 the future is here now and tomorrow.


Ok here we go again another site that can be expanded in so many ways it's highly unlikely you could pull yourself away in under ten minutes. I liked the idea that you are able to view so much information that's not so readily accessible in the so-called main stream information sites on the web. I was able to see videos that I could share with my students that perhaps wouldn't be seen without some in depth research. This is one more way to access the web 2.0 and use it to help shorten your research time and enlighten your professional and private interests.

Is Tasty or Not?

I can see where this site can be a great asset for research, in that you can access this site from anywhere and would then be able to view how many people are researching similar subject matter. This could lend itself as one more tool in a teacher's tool box. The students could view how many people are accessing sites of interest and have an instant count of the number of people at each site helping them learn which are the highly sought after sites and which sites would be of less value and not wasting their time to complete their research. I understand how this is a another way that the web 2.0 community can interrelate on a myriad of subject manner, but I'm old school leery of how much to share and when enough is enough.