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Vimeo Uploader tutorial

Posted: June 2, 2011 in Uncategorized

This tutorial is pretty good, I think.  I wonder how complicated the process will seem to others.  And how difficult will it be when I ask them to embed the link in a blog post?



Posted: October 31, 2010 in Uncategorized

Favorite tool

Posted: February 1, 2009 in Uncategorized

I have been terrible about participating in this session. I could go through the long litany of excuses, but that wouldn’t be too productive. I would rather try to respond when and where I can, participate to the best of my ability and not feel too guilty about what I don’t get done. (I am an oldest child, you may remember!)

I really think that my favorite tool at the moment at least has to be a wordpress blog. I know: pretty boring! But I have really been working with wordpress blogs lately, and I am really amazed with what you can do. I am currently setting up an ezine for our local writing project site — a place where we can publish our writing easily. I have been able to set it up, I think, so the new issue will appear on the front page and then move to the archives once it is replaced by a new issue.

I also have my portfolio, such as it is, on wordpress. I find it a very easy way to keep track of things.

And, of course, I have my personal blogs and now my student blogs on wordpress. Students find wordpress easy to use, and my current students seem to be taking to blogging better than any previous group has.

Blogging is still my main online activity. I expect it always will be. And as wordpress continues to grow and develop, I am sure that I will find more uses for it.

Meme: Passion Quilt

Posted: March 3, 2008 in SMiELT2008, Uncategorized

Alicia tagged me with the Passion Quilt meme. The rules are as follows:

1) Think about what you are passionate about teaching your students.
2) Post a picture from a source like FlickrCC or Flickr Creative Commons or make/take your own that captures what YOU are most passionate about for kids to learn about…and give your picture a short title.
3)Title your blog post “Meme: Passion Quilt” and link back to this blog entry.
4)Include links to 5 folks in your professional learning network or whom you follow on Twitter/Pownce.

So here is my picture, or actually, not my picture, but one by meyshanworld. It is entitled “World Connection in Blue”.
by meyshanworld

It is really important to me to help my students — kids and adults — understand that there is a bigger world out there. I want them to think about different ways of thinking and being. With the Internet, it is much easier to do that than it used to be. We can learn about the world from the comfort of our own homes and schools. We can connect to each other and learn from people who live in locales very much like or unlike our own. We can cross borders that separate us geographically and politically and reach a truer understanding of the world.

Now, the hard part for me with these memes is finding people to tag. Most people I might be tempted to tag have already been tagged by others. So, as usual, I ask you to consider yourself tagged and respond to this meme if you haven’t already done so.

Thanks, Berta!

Posted: January 20, 2007 in EVO 2007 Tasks, Uncategorized

Well, I was talking about being a private person and Berta pointed out that I didn’t even have my name anywhere on my blog. I certainly didn’t intend to be THAT private! So I have updated my “Me!” page to include my name and a few more details about me.

Thanks, Berta, for noticing!