Here is the link to my slideshow on flickr. I did a set of pictures about Morristown, my hometown. http://www.flickr.com/photos/gottsled/sets/72157621738536629/
I am hoping to work on google earth today. I think this application is something that I can really use in the library media center. Of course before we can use it in the media center we have to download it. That is easier said than done! I can get one of the tech people to do the download, hopefully this summer, I am concerned what this application will only serve to further slow our already impossibly sluggish network. But it is worth trying. I can see using this with English classes to get the setting of a story (i.e follow the path of Huck Finn), or for a foreign language class to see what a city may look like and then to create a tour. I can also see many applications with special needs students. But before I can show this to classes I have to become a lot more comfortable with it.
I just made my first glog. It was harder than I thought it was going to be. But then I really got into it. Something tells me that people who are into scrapbooking are really going to love this application! And then you can add video and links and sound. Well here is the link to my glog- http://gottsled.glogster.com/glog-debbies-summer-vacation/
Enjoy! I can only say that I wish I was back in Paris instead of in class as much as I am enjoying it!
Wanted to post something on the book but realized that I left it at work. That is interesting because the one time I needed it at work I had left it at home!
Couldn’t believe the new tools we learned about last night. I had already done some blogging before. As I mentioned I had used blogger.com. I really enjoy the concept of blogging. I had a twitter account already but hadn’t really used it much. I see some application for education, but I don’t think that I will use it that frequently. It would be great for letting people know about new books that we got in, or don’t laugh when book covers come in! This is a big issue when the term starts. Often students will get points taken off if they don’t have their books covered. We get free book covers in the library and students love them. When we don’t have any there is pandemonium! The book covers are generally sponsored by some organization (frequently the military) or company. I have some reservations about the commercialism but I think the good outweighs any negatives. Wow I got off topic!
Back to what we did last night- new about blogging and tweeting but had never heard of 5 card flickr. What a great tool! I like using flickr to find pictures for projects but had never heard of this before. There is a picture prompt for the state HSPA language arts tests. This would be a great practice tool. Anyone concerned about the pictures of beer? Maybe there is a way of not accessing those pictures? I did see that there is an educational site within 5 card flickr. I will have to check that out. Any one in my group feel that there is a concern with pictures of beer?
Glogster was another completely new tool for me. This is definitely something that I will share with teachers in my school. So many of them still assign posters as an assessment product. It drives me nuts seeing kids gluing, and cutting and pasting. This will make much more sense. Of course I have to try it out. I left before using it last night. : (
I am adding this while in class. I didn’t think I’d like WordPress. I really enjoy blogging and have used blogger in the past. I am definitely going to use wordpress in the future.
I am enjoying the class but I am starving. Not sure how I am going to make it until 9:30 every night! I will have to eat early and then hopefully I can make it through class. Otherwise, I am going to snag some of the snacks that Janet brings!
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