Friday, December 11, 2009

Thing 7-Google Reader

This is neat. I have always been a fan of having blog updates emailed to me but this is also really nice. I am subscribed to all of the blogs that I am following plus educationweek, nytimes, npr and sup teach?, google reader staff picks and Thomas Friedman. It will keep me busy at least.

Thing 6- I have a website

I think this was ridiculously easy! I can't believe how long it used to take me to make a website and this took me under 40 minutes. I think if I had a purpose for my website I could have had more of a plan. However, now that I know how easy it is I can create lessons/webquests without thinking it will be a huge pain. This was really simple and I definitely will use it again.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Tweet Tweet Tweet

I'm wondering how much I will use Twitter. My name is SpanishtweetsJM. I am following Nichola Kristof-author of Half the Sky and New York Times columist. I am following Jillian Michaels in hopes of getting inspired to work out directly after school and J.K Rowling in an attempt to get inspired to write my first very children's novel.

I will have to spend more time Tweeting. I think it might be neat to have a class twitter account. I think it would be especially useful for my Spanish classes. I think they wouldn't feel so intimidated to write a few sentences. I will have to figure out how to do accent marks.

The Calendar is nice but I think I am better with writing things on my hand for organizing at the moment. I actually need to find some system that works for me. This year I bought 5 calendars and I don't use any of them! Something has to give.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thing 2-Connect

Blogs I am following. So far so good!

17 Things to Chew On
Adam Gibbons' W. E. B. DuBlog
Mancoff Chews on This
Technology in Education
World of Waldock
Sopa del alfabeto

Yum: Delicious Thing 3

So far I love Delicious. By the way my name is SpanishJess for lack of any creativity in case anyone wants to add me to their bookmarks. Oddly enough I was trying to add the 17things website to my favorites and cursing my lack of organization in the favorites when I stumbled on thing 4! How great! I have to add a few more people and links...but this Delicious is heaven to those of us without great organizational skills. I only wish that the button would stay on our website at school!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Great video on the progression of information technology and why we need to stay up to date!

My new blog!

Learning to include web 2.0 tools into the curriculum.