Thursday, July 19, 2007

Using Pageflakes

I have been looking at Pageflakes for some time now but haven't done anything with it really. Then today I read a post the the TESL-L from Barry Bakin about how he is experimenting with it. Anyway, I checked out his Pageflakes page and his class blog and his professional blog.

Barry's use of Pageflakes finally made it all come together for me. I could see how I could effectively use Pageflakes to coordinate all the different things I want students to do online. Check it out. I think you will see what I mean.

(cross posted at Moving Along)

Sunday, July 15, 2007

A strange time for me

It's that time again - the time when stores start having sales on school supplies. I used to love it. I still love it. But it feels very strange not to be buying anything this year. (Actually, I moved so many things out of my office in May that I am sure I have all the supplies I could possibly need for a new job when I get one!)

I have been very fortunate to get a temporary job developing a course, so we are OK financially for awhile. I still have a few applications out there that might lead to something, but I am not holding my breath.

So for now I just look at the ads in the paper and think about how nice it would be to have to go out and buy more notebooks and pens and binders and pencils and...

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Are you addicted to blogging?

65%How Addicted to Blogging Are You?

Rachel is much more addicted to blogging than I am, I guess.

My husband walked in as I was completing the quiz and saw the banner at the top which read Mingle2 100% Free Online Dating. I had to do some explaining. So you might want to complete the quiz when your partner is away!

Try it for yourself here.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Check out this wiki!

While I may be the last person to learn about this, I want to pass it on anyway! Reading Rachel's blog, I found a reference that led me to a wiki that you are sure to like. It is called Educational Software and Web 2.0.

This wiki is a collection of resources. Included are:
Audio Programs
Art and Design
iLife in Macs
Office Programs
Photo Editing
Special Needs
Teacher Tools
Video Editing
Visual Organisers
Web Authoring
Writing Software

Calendar Sharing
Mindmaps and Charts
Office Apps
Picture Sharing
Pod/ Vidcasts
RSS and Feeds
Slide Shows
Social Networking
Social Bookmarks
Video Editing
Video sharing

Internet Basics
Web Hosting
Web searching tips
Internet Safety
Free Hit Counters

Free Image Libraries
Digital Still Camera
Video Resources
Audio Resources
Other Resources
Similar sites
Digital Storytelling

It's a little like looking at Mashable or Solution Watch but organized as only a wiki can be.

Anyway, I thought it was a great resource, and I wanted to make sure everyone knew about it!

(Crossposted at Moving On)