It seems as if everyone has survived week one, which is a good thing, right! I know that we went over a lot of acronyms and concepts relating to technology, education, and your future digital lives. I appreciate everyone feigning interest on the first night ;-) I can assure you that it will all make sense before the end of the course.
The expectation from last week was that you would create your
blog and give me the address. We did fairly well, but there are still
some student blogs not on the blog roll. If you need help with this,
please come to class early so I can help you get your blog up and
running! Remind me to talk about design, and how to incorporate your
images into your blog post. I asked that you get a picture of yourself
on your Moodle profile. . .While I adore babies, I really want to see a
picture of you so that it will help me put names to faces at the
beginning of the semester. I realize that you will also have a picture
on your blog, but the redundancy helps me the redundancy helps me. .
.Also, you were to subscribe to ISTE and TaskStream. . .(see survey
below to give me your information)
This week, I want to discuss how to better organize your iGoogle
page. You will learn about RSS, which I promise is more exciting than
it sounds. I'll revisit how to comment on blogs and how to make some
very cool adjustments to your existing blogs. . .We will also discuss
how to submit assignments, read instructions, and some general file
naming conventions. I will introduce you to the journal article and
scanning assignments. And lastly, yes, you will learn how to begin to incorporate Twitter into your digital lives. . .And if I have time, we will discuss Dropbox. . .
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App of the Week: Evernote
This Week's Question: What should every teacher know about you?