Saturday, June 28, 2008
The biggest challenge for me is switching to this idea of community learner. I saw how practical everything is but I am just not a sharer. I have difficulty collaborating on inservices, let alone research etc.
As my choice of characters suggest, I am out on my own.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Okay going to the unknown to comment was scary to say the least. I have no doubt they will be viewed as meaningless babble, like knuffle bunny. Good thing I put that I am skippyjohn. I can hardly wait for my comment on the Astros by Skippyjon.
I am still experiencing the blog issue of webpage and blog. I think I have a blog but it is a webpage. Hopefully I will get this down by the end of this course.
Also the people who I thought might have blogs don't. Man that seemed weird. They seem so out spoken. Perhaps I am not searching correctly. I also realized I need to become more interested in what others-beside my therapist-have to say.
However, all that said I must plea again for more hours. To do this right-which I am trying-this takes an enormous amount of time.
What was the new book on your list? Mine was Peanut-marvelous for inferences!
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Finally there is hope for the Christmas card! Send me address and I will prove to you I can get them out before 2009....
Well I tried my best to explain and in doing so I lost many things but I also figured more out about my blog...good night!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
However I will say, nothing and I mean nothing, will take the place of sitting outside with my cup of joe reading the newspapers and even the ads. Furthermore I am now thinking about my young kids and the advice I give parents: Let your children see you read. This one of the great motivators for young kids to want to read. And now they will see their parents always on the computer. Will they know when it is work and when it is play? Will it take away from them? I just saw the American Psychiatric Assoc acknowledges the addiction of the internet. Hmmm...shouldn't some right wing group suggest we remove the internet from schools? Also they (APA) suggests you do not send send or access this info through your phone as this is a sign of internet addiction.
I also just purchased a scanner so I could cut out articles and send them to people-don't know if that is legal but my 85 year old mom does it. (Again the apple does not fall far from the tree).
I also realized I am not ready to be consumed by the enormous hours one could loose being on the internet. I am wondering how Dr. Healy of Endangered Minds views this internet obsession that is happening.
As for my school use, once I find some more things to subscribe to I think I will make it completely devoted to that. I think libraries could definitely set up something to keep little eyes looking at appropriate news and entertainment sites.
My children want their mommy back so adios!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
I tried the iGoogle (took three times to type correctly-all the new grammar books about capitals in the middle of words are now wrong-ugh!). I have now added Calvin and Hobbes to it. I really think that might become my middle name. What do you think?
I also went to the calendar. I am perplexed by the need of our society to over organize itself. Perhaps if we remembered more, our brain cells might last longer. Just food for thought. I noticed my email account with Yahoo just did this too. I am wondering if some power is telling me something and I my "inbox in my head" is over the limit. I also found the 4 day work week to be great! How do I get the school board to go for it?
This is a poem. I have not shared with any one. I am looking for feedback. I am doing it in GoogleDoc (Did you notice I did not use it as a verb and I did capitalize it? WhooHoo for me!) http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=drvdj2r_3cqwjb36z
This will be very handy as I need to do presentations for the staff at my school. Now I can collaborate better. Perhaps I should share the DDI Jeopardy I made. Hmmm...
I could spend another 100 million hours on this but I am not sure I want to miss my youngest pottying in the toilet for the first time.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Okay the rantings continue! I posted a note to VWB-only to figure out I am okay I think in what I have used. However if anyone knows what a "nad" is or how to respond to a comment by others, please give me the directions. I apparently missed the vocabulary lesson-must have been in time out!
This is now my current thought (and photo from Flickr which I know I can use) about this adventure into cyberspace. There is a new thought for the next book. Skippyjon Jones Goes to Outerspace. Right now I feel like he did when he was rolled up in his tortilla. Or maybe I feel like Olivia staring at the art work she did not understand. For those in SBISD, I can only hope the Robin Hood plan falls away and I get some therapy. Hmm...Anyway that is all of this hair raising adventure