Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Blogs are for a specific group or person to place ideas and post and receive visitor comments. Visitors don't start messages and only the owner post to people they want to see it. To deliver a message. Boards are used to solicit feedback and generates dialogue between users in a group. They are a more open, less monitored environment with more activity that everyone can engage in. I think they are both useful depending on who is using it and for what. If I want everyone's opinion on something I want to go to a board but if i have something to say to a particular group only, then i want a blog.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Facebook is a network for friends,family, classmates more to only people you know and allow . People looking for professional careers. My space is for people looking for creative careers, and is a more open view to anyone's profile. More college students are on facebook and more high school students are on my space. These two site are more for socializing than linkedin and plaxo which are geared toward the business networking.
this was a good site for finding books and info from the library. It also includes whats happening at libraries> I find this to be a very good site to find any book and students can look up any info they need- at least all of the strange ones i looked for i found! It is verrry useful!!
this is a very fun site i enjoyed playing with the various things on there like; banners,posters cards and all the rest! I had fun there and spent quite awhile looking and playing! I sent a post from there --ALOT OF FUN! it could be usefull too!
Thursday, February 3, 2011
I would much rather play with u tubes learning videos than podcast it was just easier with u tube. I did find a few things to look up that interested me but on the other hand couldn't find other things that i was interested in that should have been easy to find.
I figured out how to use u tube and found that it is very interesting to be able to watch and learn. I found a few learning videos and they were quite good. They would be very good for the students to see what they are learning and keep them more interested in learning about the subject on the video.It is always more memorable to see what you are learning about-- useful.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
The social bookmarks help organize, manage , search and save links to web pages you want to remember and they are only shared where you want them to be shared. Resources are not shared but are bookmarked for you. Libraries use to provide lists of informative links to their patrons.
The thing i discovered on this site was a story about acai berry being the new fad to loose weight. Consumer News Report did research on the diet supplement Lean Spa Acai and after four weeks the reporter lost 25 lbs without even trying-just taking the acai berry supplement. Plus weight lose she felt more energy. The rest of the page is news about the Oscars and Emmy Actors Guild and many news stories,sports,people reports,entertainment,politics,business and technology reports.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Web2.0 is definitely one to have and as a source of new vision in the respective disciplines and areas. There are different sites for all subjects and all ages to help get organized. RSS reader saves time so you don't have to visit each site individually and user describes feeds everyday for new work downloads, updates, and provides interface and Google docs for the collaborating tool to edit between user and nonuser when writing papers for class. These are the sites I would like to try to incorporate into my career in the future.
This source organizes your life on the computer and it is easy to use. To use it you get to the page see main menu and it gives you topics to go to, when you click on it it gives you all the sites where you can find info about the topic. One neat thing I found there was the backpack site. It organizes notes,photos and files and you can share, organize, and discuss things for school and business. So if you want your students or yourself to get organized in one spot then go here.
The rss reader checks user described feeds every day for new works such as downloads, updates and provides user interface to feeds. It also allows user to avoid manually inspecting all websites individually by putting them all in one spot - the browser. So in a nutshell its a family of web feed formats called web feed channels to publish updates and have them done all at once automatically. Anything that makes life simpler is a good thing and this will make life on the computer easier.
I think that google docs is a good way to edit and create documents online, it stores data of any files up to 1gb, anything sent can be saved easily, as well as added to it, and it never is lost even if you leave it open. Documents are tagged and the user is notified of changes and it's archived to organize many users at once. It is a collaborative tool for editing between user and nonuser in real time. It's a good way to communicate when the students a writing papers where they can create a presentations and the teacher can edit.
Friday, January 21, 2011
The technology based story I read about and was interested in regards to a podcast about astrology. An astronomer in Minnesota was interviewed for a pod cast, where he mentioned that astrology has been inaccurate for thousands of years because of the earth's wobble. Many people viewed it on line and where apparently unaware of this fact; so much so that the uproar it caused made astrologers have to alter their charts. I find it interesting that one innacuous question in an interview posted on line can single handedly change commonly viewed beliefs that were traditionally held "accurate" for thousands of years. This is the impact technology has on our society today.
Besides the usual things to do with favorite photos, like share them with family and friends; you can add information to them, edit them, put them any where on the internet and various other technological devises. You can organize them into collages, add sound, use map vacation, keep up to date with galleries, and contacts, go sightseeing in other places, connect with people anywhere and use power point. All which can help with work and school presentation or for any occasion.
I read the article "Emerging Technologies Changing Public Library Service Delivery models" by M.A. Kajewski. The article told me the services being offered on the internet are finally being used in the library. The libraries are creating their own virtual communities so they can find things customers need from all over the world faster. The libraries needed these changes to stay relevant to the students of today.
In Ferdigs' editorial,"Examining Social Software in Teacher Education", he informed me that when teachers are assigned as advisors they checkup on their students using facebook. Another point was that students by reading facebook and various other friend sites, learn together. They get on the site and talk about classes and get feedback from others then the students try out the new info thus creating learning communities.
I did not know there was a resource on the internet to make sure the websites used by teachers are appropriate and which helps teachers find the effectiveness of the resource sites. It is called MERLOT and it helps teachers find resources and the effectiveness of those site resources. I learned this by reading the article,"MERLOT:Bringing Peer Review to Web-Based Educational Resources."