Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Screen Cast

Today I made a screen cast using screenr. I recorded my voice while screenr recorded my screen, and by doing this I can show someone how to do something on the computer without having to be with them. Instread I can record a simple instruction and they can figure it out by watching my screen on their screen and following my directions. My screen cast today shows how to add a location onto a google map that you have made.

Monday, May 3, 2010

I like the life I have!

Today I wathched a video on a program called second life. It seems that it is based in London and it is an avatar world that many people can interect and create a "second life" for themselves.
I personally don't find it interesting to sit and control something on a computer that I am pretending to be me. I would rather go out in the real world and experience real life first hand and not through a computer screen. Maybe I'm just a courntry girl that likes being outside, but I get frustrated when I have to be on a coputer for too long.
The entire video was about how complicated it can be if you miss something and how crucial learning certain things are. It seemed that it was way too hectic to really capture any users but instead they are scaring their users away. It was very hard for me to understand, and it gave me no further interest to try it out.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Petcha Kutcha

I put pictures together that I took or that I got from compfight.com and put them into a short presentation that I will be presenting in Petcha Kutcha style. Petcha Kutcha is a presentation of 20 slides that have 20 seconds per slide. My presentation was over a camp called Make Promises Happen that takes place in Guthrie, Oklahoma at Central Christian Camp and Conference centers. I presented this presentation in class.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Candy Survey

I made a survey in google docs that had three types of questions that my classmates took for me. My survey was about peoples favorite kinds of candy. The first Question was multiple choice about the type of candy they prefer. Out of the seven that took the survey one chose gummies, and the rest chose chocolate. For my open ended question I asked what their all time favorite type of candy was. Everyone except the person who liked gummies put a type of chocolate candy bar for their favorite kind. The one repeated the most was Reeces Peanut Butter Cups which are my favorite as well. My last question was a select all that apply where I listed out different types of candy for them to tell me which ones they liked. Again all but the person who liked the gummy candies chose multiple choices for the kinds of candy they like. Even the chocolate lovers still seem to like other types of candy like the gummies and hard candies.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sam i am Not!

It amazes me how so many school aged kids, know so much more technology than I do. In Digital Youth Portrait: Sam, Sam is a young teen that know how to use technology pretty well. She makes videos with her friends, and uses her computer to make them unique. Sam enjoys exploring technology, which is not really usual for many kids because they usually don't want to take the time to learn on their own.

I was always involved in school, so I never seemed to have the time to be all technical because I was too busy with my sports practices, show choir, and all the clubs I was involved in. I don't recall my school having any clubs or activities that had to do with technology except for CATV, which was a show made by students that showed every friday about things going on in the schol, and announcements that needed to be made to the school. I always thought it would be fun to be a part of CATV, but it was a class and I already had my class schedule full.

I would like my students to be able to use technlogy. I hope that they can get it all figured out so that maybe they can help me figure it out. i hope that i can if nothing else, teach my students that knowledge is power so that they will want to learn. Hopefuly they will be like Sam and take the time to learn on their own, so that when they get into the real world they will have the power of knowledge to get them through their life.

Wiki Wiki What??

Parallel Play or Collaboration–Leveraging the Wiki Platform for High Quality Work is an overview of everything you can do on a wiki.It was hard to watch because it showed someone working on a wiki, but it was blurry and hard to see what she was acctually doing. I do not have nor do i use a wiki, but I think they would be a good resource to use within a classroom. I realize that it is online resources that students now can identify with in a world that is going a great speeds due to technology.
I was not completely in the generation of technology. I grew up having an computer and an E-mail account but I did not use the Internet much. Now as I am learning to use the Internet in more and different ways, I am realizing that I am behind in the knowledge that kids now have of the Internet. Wiki's are ways for students to do things on their level of work.
To help my students learn at the rate that technology is going it might be helpful to make a wiki for my students to use in ways that they can learn in a collaborative way.

Sunday, February 28, 2010


After watching "The Wizard of Apps" I am not sure if I learned anything or just became more confused about everything on the internet. I know that there are ways to do many things on the internet, but knowing about so many resources is still overwhelming. The video is going to be a nice resource to go back to when I am trying to figure out something out that was shown in the video.

I am not a person who likes a lot of change, so having to learn about so many sites in one hour just went over my head. I suppose if I spent time exploring all of the sites she explained about in the wizard of apps that I would feel like I learned a little bit, but just seeing it once is not the way I learn.

I will try and go back through the vedio to better understand the tip given throughout the video. Maybe with spending more time on it I will be able to catch on to some of the applications that will be helpful for keeping my classroom organized and my students constantly learning more than I could possibly imagine.

The slideshow was a helpful tool to use along with the video. It slows down the applications that are shown to us in the video so that we are able to see them at our own speed.