Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tool 3: Image Generators & Mashups

Exploring the image generators and mash ups was a whole lot of fun! I experimented with several different ones to create items to add to my blog while thinking about how much fun these things would be to use with students and in the classroom. Our students would be able to complete projects using these tools with little or no adult help. Additionally, we would be able to share the projects with parents on the web site and at parent meetings.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Tool #2 Commenting and PLN

I think PLN's will be a wonderful tool for education. When you think about the students we are teaching and how different the world is now it is imperative that we keep up with the times. Not only do we need to teach students about how to appropriately use thes, it also allows us as educators to grow professionally and network with other professionals that share our interests as well as building our knowledge on a variety of topics.

Since I am fairly new to blogging I found the tips and information on commenting very beneficial. I have read other blogs before but rarely ever comment. After this module I feel more comfortable and confident about commenting. I especially found the information on starting a blog with a question or using a question in the title to elicit more comments on my own blog in addition to not listing everything about a topic to also invite comments and discussions.

I commented on the following people's blogs:

Lilia Amaro
Cathe Hefner
Nikki Pilon
Maria Lopez
Rita Simon

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Tool #1 Getting Started

Today I began the blogging process. I have not ever done this before and found the process to be pretty easy. I enjoyed being able to customize the page and using different options to make my blog unique. I am not sure how we will use this at the PK level, but I do look forward to working with my colleagues to determine how we can implement this on our campus.