Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Thursday, July 9, 2009

11.5 Thing Eleven and a half

For the most part I enjoyed these exercises. I really enjoyed the screen cast. The virtual world was one of the places I was not sure about. I learn so much by taking on the applications that I would otherwise not be exposed. I am concerned on all of the downloading that I had to do. Space and speed is so important with the the school computer I hope I do not have to reimage. The hours I really do not need or really care about but this took me way more time than last years. Thank yall for the chance to learn and see new and exciting applications

Thing 11.5 Thing Eleven

http://www.kenton.k12.ky.us/internet_safety/default.htm

The above link from Kenton County School District have their nine themes they want their students to understand and I think they are right on.

1. Digital Etiquette - electronic standards of conduct or procedure
2. Digital Communication - electronic exchange of information
3. Digital Literacy - process of teaching and learning about technology and the use of technology
4. Digital Access - full electronic participation in society
5. Digital Commerce - electronic buying and selling of goods
6. Digital Law - electronic responsibility for actions and deeds
7. Digital Rights & Responsibilities - those freedoms extended to everyone in a digital world
8. Digital Health & Wellness - physical and psychological well-being in a digital technology world
9. Digital Security (self-protection) - electronic precautions to guarantee safety.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

11.5 Thing Ten

This has to be my least favorite. I enjoy the challenges with learning new things, I have to say being an older well I will be honest oldester virtual world did not whoa me. I did get to spend time with all of my childer at home they kept looking over my shoulder asking what game I was playing and where did I got to play it. I will continue to try to change my avitar.

Monday, July 6, 2009

11.5 Thing Nine

If a student did not have access to Powerpoint then using another application to be able to make a presentation would be very benificial and helps make the playing field more even in the classroom. I consitently have students come in and say they have saved something at home and it will not open in their teachers room and they will now get a bad grade because it will be late. I just ask for the copy and figure a way out and normaly print a hard copy and then email the teacher as well. If I can not figure it out all I have to do is ask the class and someone knows how. I think that is what the 11.5 is trying to show teachers. There is so much out there we still need to learn. Other teachers/students and our librarian are all great resources. Yes other applications that can basically do what powerpoint can do plus is accessible to all is a good thing.

11.5 Thing Eight

I attempted several downloads. Jing was the first out of three I got to work. I have uploaded it to Jings site and have a saved copy on my desktop. But Error messages come up when I try to upload to my blog.This would be great for students to be able to email me with computer questions and then I could create a quick tutorial I will continue to try to get it to work but right now I have three downloads on this THING alone. I am worried when I head back to class my computer will not have enough memory to handle all of the softwares I already have for the class.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

11.5 Thing Seven

Tutorial video are used all the times in my classroom. I have a large learning curve in my class. Some students are very verse in using a computer. Others are literally turning them on for the first time. I have had students who wanted to be challenged at a higher level so i found tutorial that can teach them how to use software such as Photoshop. These student are not bored because they do not feel they are wasting their time. I found some great videos on HULU which I have used before. I am also involved in athletics and we are always dealing with film clips of students competing for scholarships. It seems that every college needs film yesterday. The software company we use have tutorials for coaches and I let the athletes watch the film and then they can help me break down there film.
I was asked about tutorials here is one from

http://www.good-tutorials.com/tutorials/photoshop/basics