Friday, August 7, 2009

Mud-a-palooza

Well, I have to say that I've seen/heard some great music today. The crowd has been reasonably well behaved. But as the rain continues to fall and more fans stream in the gates, I'm waiting for the inevitable slip-n-slide mud mosh to begin!
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I'm Mobile, Baby!

Hi! In preparation for my weekend @ Lollapalooza, I thought I'd check into posting from my new Crackberry. Ohhhh...so cool! I think I am in giddy gadget heaven right now. Oh yeah, and the picture is of my Mom's dog, Casey. I'm thinking if he looks like he is a little warm, I'm going to be in big trouble this weekend with temps in the 90's AND thunderstorms. Ms. Given is not a fan of the Outdoors when conditions are less than perfect. More information you didn't really care to know coming your way soon!

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Monday, August 3, 2009

New Lessons, New Learning, New Beginnings

It's that time again - no, not the dog days of summer - time for back to school - it's a bit early for many of us, but one of the great things about cutting your summer a bit shorter in order to show up to take a class on site is that it is a great way to E-A-S-E back into the school year. Even after day one of our "Tech Tune Up" class, I got to touch base with friends, remind myself of my log in password show up at 9 and leave by 3...ish with no homework - it's like school without the stress! Anyway, the class I am taking gives me the puttering time I need to figure out the particulars of all of the cool tools I want to use with my students this year:
  • Blogs
  • Wikis
  • Diigo (social bookmarking on steroids)
  • RSS subscriptions
  • Jing (a screen and sound capture program so I can give directions without actually, you know, giving directions)

and more! I'll try to zero in on each tool and how I plan to use it as I go through my class this week. Maybe I can help others avoid some pitfalls and remind myself of all of my "big ideas" I have planned for the school year before reality sets in ;).