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The Journey Ends . . . Continues

April 16, 2008

This is my last ‘official’ blog for my EC&I 831 course. I am not sure I have ever said this (when it came to any Undergraduate or Graduate Course) but I am disappointed it is over. Of course I am happy that I am one class closer to my Masters degree (I guess I am […]

Jing Videos.

April 15, 2008

I am looking for some assistance from all you Jing experts out there. Here is my scenario. I am a bit of a rookie with Jing, but am using it more and more. I recently got my school computer replaced and downloaded Jing onto it without problems. When I attempted to make a video, it […]

Why the Changes??

April 9, 2008

Why did WordPress have to change things?  Just when you are getting familiar with a program, they go and make things ‘look’ different ‘behind the scenes’!! I had a real tough time embedding the video from the last post.  I copied the embed code from YouTube and pasted it into my post . . . saved […]

A Technology Leader?!

April 4, 2008

Our school had some professional development in Moodle.  It is the platform that the division has adopted and encouraged teachers to experiment with and use.  Our school has decided to use it for our homework page so one of the division tech coordinators came to give the inservice . . . basics . . . […]

Jing Experience.

April 3, 2008

Well I had my first experience with Jing the last couple of days.  Talk about the lowest of lows . . . and the highest of highs.  I downloaded it onto my school office computer (“The Jalopy”) and created a summary of my digital project for my EC&I 831 class.  All seemed to work well.  […]

Digital Project . . . Continued!

April 1, 2008

Here is an update on some of the things I have been doing. The biggest part of my project is my Science 6 Moodle Page. With our present unit in mind (Earthquakes and Volcanoes) I have been adding different components to it including embedding of videos, links to various websites and documents, and attempting to […]

Voicethread Test

March 31, 2008

Well, I was catching up on many of the posts that my classmates have been posting, and I went into Walter’s blog and looked at his video for his digital project. He recommended Voicethread and Animoto. So I thought I would give it a try. So here it goes my last two hours. I went […]

Inspirational Leader

March 31, 2008

I experienced yet another ‘shot of adrenaline’ with regards to the importance and potential technology can offer education. My EC&I class had the privilege of Chris Lehmann as a guest speaker On Wednesday, March 25th. Chris is the Principal of the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, and this school and it’s students are very fortunate […]

Catching Up!!

March 26, 2008

My blog has been neglected!! I am finding (once again) that there are not enough hours in the day to ‘keep up’. It has been a while since I last blogged but I have many ideas in my head. I am like a ‘bad student’! I have quite a few blogs partially done (those ideas […]

Choice Fatigue . . . No Kidding!

March 26, 2008

As a self-proclaimed technological ‘rookie’, I experienced a very interesting discussion on March 18th in my EC&I 831 class. I listened to Brian Lamb and D’Arcy Norman discuss many issues . . . most of which I did not understand!! I really felt ‘over my head’ (so to speak) with regards to much of their […]