Wednesday, May 5, 2010

~Friendship~ Petcha Kutcha

I chose to do my Petcha kutcha presentation over friendship because my friends are my life! Besides family my friends are my world I love to be with and hang out with my friends at all times! I can't wait for what the future holds for me and all my friends, when we are in each others weddings, having our first children and getting together just for old times sake! I don't know what I would do without my group of friends to be there for me whenever i'm going through rough times and to make me smile when I'm having a bad day because even though there are those select few that i call my true friends and those are the ones I tell everything to, I love and cherish EVERYTHING about each one of my friends and even when life has taken us in seperate directions I know that we will still be able to call each other and pick up right where we left off!


"A friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you anyway!"

"Friends are like stars, you don't always see them but you know they are there!"

"When you look at your true friends you will uncover who you are. You will see a reflection of yourself and become educated in the pathway you follow. You will see your world before you and you will see with any boubts the truth of your way. You see friends are simply yourself in a disguise!"

"In a friend, You find a second self"

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Orientation in Second Life

This video is voicing how "second life" is hard and not interesting to learn how to use, so they are going through the steps on how to ake this program more interesting, easier and fun for it's different users.

"second life" is an online program where people can create an avitar and learn how to navigate the program through the program itself.

This video was really hard to watch, it's really boring and really hard to understand! Even after watching this video i'm not positive what "second life" is or what the point is. I have things to do, a full time job and I'm a full time student I do not have time to sit down and create avitar and go through and searh how to use this program!

If I had the time I think I would love and really enjoy creating an avitar and playing around with this program and I KNOW that students would love to be able to do things like this, But it would take lots of time and work to teach the students how to us the program, and I Think there are more important things to be taught in school, such as reading, writing, math skills, thing s that would be the students think a little more. Not just sit in front of the computer trying to learn what is going on with this program.

My very own screencast!

I created a screencast using! My screen cast teached you how to use google docs, What it is use for, how it's easy for saving school papers and work, the differnt ways to upload, download, and edit things to ur google docs.

Check out my screencast!

This was really difficult for me because I'm long winded and i kept running out of time and having to re-do the screencast! AND I'm not really that good at working this tool myself so trying to teach someone else and be on a time limit was really hard for me!

But iin using this in the classroom, the students would be able to something the created on a website and then post it on our class blog and show everyone what they have dreated on the web. I would deffinately need to play with sreenr a little more before I tryed to have my students do one of these!! :)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Love the Kinder Kids Blog!

I'm still continuing to follow the kinderkids blog! They do such cool activities with technology! I loev the way the teacher incorporates it into the curriculum!

They are using Voki, to participate in Voice Around the World, created by Sharon Tonner from Dundee,Scotland! The kids are using their own voice to communicate with people around the world listening t the different landuages and dialects! Here listen to their Voki!

They are also learning how to make patterns! Each student came up with their own pattern and then they got a partener and their partener video taped them telling about their patterns and then they swithched so everyone got to show their creative patterns! Want to see what they came up with?

My Survey on Google Doc. :)

I had to make up a survey on google docs for my Technology 4 teachers class, I made mine about your favorite holiday! This is a really cool way to find out more about your friends! You can get on google docs, click on the "create new" button and then click form. It will give opptions for you to make a multiple choice question, an essay question, or a short answer question. You can create your form/survey and then email the link to your friends and find out more about them!!

Please take MY survey, to tell me YOUR favorite holiday!!

Others took thiz survey! Find out what their favorite hoilday is!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Digital Youth Portrait: Sam

This video I watched is about a 13 year old girl named Sam who loves technology, she spends the majority of her days on the computer. She has firgured out many different ways to learn about different software and use different programs to do assignments for shcool. In one particular instance she had to read a book for class and she thought the book was really boring, so she got on her ipod and bought a program that read the book out loud to her, as well as being able to follow along with the text.
Sam is only 13 years old and she can do amazing things with a computer and video camera! more than i cold ever eve think about doing! She goes into a college classroom and helps college students learn how t make digital people and worlds for one of their classes!!

The thing that amazed me the most about Sam, was that she taught herself how to play the piano by going on line and finding a digital piano that sowed the notes while playing a song and she would wirte down the notes and go practice the song until she got it perfect. She looks like an amazign piano player, I have no idea how she learn to play like that by herself!
Sam has a ton of extra time to spend on the computer, figuring out and working with different computer programs, if everyone has tht much extra time to sit and play on the computer we would all be as computer savy as Sam!! But I'm ot 13 anymore I go to school and work, ahhh being a grown up!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

What I thought about people in my class's blogs!!

Andrea made a voice thread about making smores!! I absolutely loved it! I never would have thought to make a voice thread about smores! I told her about how I like to make sure the chocolate is good and melty before I put on the MOLO!! :)

Beth taught us the correct way to shoot a soccer ball in her voice thread! It was fun and creative! I told her how I've played soccer all my life and have never really broken down how to shoot the ball!! I loved It!!