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!