Sunday, July 13, 2008
This is one thing I am familiar with podcasts. I took a class last summer that taught us how to create podcast. My students enjoy these activities because they love hearing their own voices. I explored "podcastally.com" this was a neat website and they had reviews and interview on people. I found some useful information on podcastally.com, I could so my students some examples from this site and allow them to create their own podcast after they saw an example. I usually have them create on by doing step by step instructions.
I was not very successful on this website. I would type in a book title, and the book was not listed. I tried searching by author and was still not successful. I just looked at one of the books that were listed. I would use this resource in my classroom once I can navigate the site better. I like the idea of using this site for special education students. During SSR I could use this resource with my special education students so they can listen to a story maybe a few days out of the week.
This was a fun class and I learned a lot. I enjoyed how this class was self-paced so you could work at your own time. I would log on at night so I could spend the day with my family. Some classes don't allow you to do this since you are in the classroom 8-5. Some of the activities though I wish I had someone to help me out with though. If you read the directions you will figure it out though. I was trying to post my avatar the first week and wasn't successful at first because I was pasted the address in the wrong area. If I had an instructor I could of asked for help. Since I didn't I had to reread the instructions to post the avatar I was finally successful. Thanks for everything I enjoyed the class.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
The video websites that I explored were Yahoo video, google and jumpcut. My favorite site is yahoo video. I think I like this site because I am familiar with this site and use it often. Some of the videos that I choose were current events that were listed on yahoo's website. Some of the videos were the changes that airlines were making. I choose this video because gas prices are effecting everything we do. I think some of the video's would be beneficial to the library website. One collection of video's that might help the library could be clips on the elections.
This website was neat and again I have another account. I added my five books to my library and most of my book were not popular like I thought. The most hits I got was 1050 and that was Super Fudge. I did all of the books my students enjoy as read alouds. I thought it was neat to see other peoples reviews of the book and I agreed with their book reviews. I found a lot of book reviews on some of my favorite books. I will use this website to help me review books I might want to read aloud to my students. I also have a 8 year old daughter who loves books and I am always looking for a good series for her to read. I myself like James Patterson Books to read in my personal time. During the school year however I seem to read only children books.
Wow, I have registered for so many new things during this class that I hope I remember all of them. I have used all of the same user names and passwords so I hope I can find everything. I thought Zoho writer was really neat and a program I will use a lot. I like how you can work on and off line and also how you allow people to view what you are writing or leave it private. And I like the tools they have like spell check and all of the other tools you would need to create a document. I was wondering if you could work on this document with other people looking at the document and making additions to your paper? If you can this would be helpful for a group project.