Recently tried another tech tool for visuals by making a Popplet of my New Year’s Resolutions.
<a href="Christmas 2013 on PhotoPeach ” title=”Photo Peach pictures”>Photo Peach pictures
Well, it took me a while but I finally finished using Photo Peach to make a slideshow of my Christmas activities with my family. Check this out. I found it was a little frustrating to use when I wanted to go back and change a few things, bu t I guess that is all part of the learning curve.
I have been using Pinterest for a while and love it because I have been able to save lots of ideas for lessons and classroom visuals as well as personal ideas and inspirations. Once you join the Pinterest community, you can create “boards” for each topic you want, such as food recipes, travel ideas, products you love and school lesson ideas. Once you repin a pin, or picture, you can connect to the website where the pin originated to get more details. And you can see the board of the person who posted the pin to see what other pins they have collected. I remember cutting out pictures I wanted to save, as a child, and putting them into a scrapbook. Pinterest is so much better. I love the way it really keeps my ideas organized and when I need some inspiration or just want some “eye candy” I can browse through my boards. Just be careful, Pinterest can become very addictive if you are looking for creative ideas!
Here is the link to my little presentation for with my “gami”
I am working slowly but surely to become adept at using more technology. The latest challenge in our group is to learn various programs for pictures and visuals. I have made a “gami” using Tellagami, which is an app that is quite easy to use. I think it is great for students who don’t want to record their own voices, although that is an option in the app. You can customize your gami, which is fun, but it is also limited as to how much you have to choose, such as hair and eye color. I have found some students get too absorbed with making their avitars or gamis and use up most of their limited time doing this instead of presenting the content of their projects.Now I have to figure out how to attach the link to share my little presentation.
Recently I set up my professional twitter account. My biggest obstacle in using all this technology is remembering all the passwords for all the tools and programs I need to use in my profession and personal life. The best way I found to keep track of them is a physical little address book. I know some of you use your cell phones. Anyone have another way to keep these secure yet available when you forget?
I just created an Edmodo group! I’m hoping I can get my Earth Club members to sign up.
<a href=”” title=”Khan Academy”>Khan Academy
Khan Academy has some great videos that may be useful esp. for math and science classes. Here is the link to check it out.
I am looking forward to a wonderful Autumn day for Homecoming this Friday. I just have to remember to bring the ketchup, mustard & relish or I dare not show my face at the tailgate gathering!
Trying to learn 10 new Techie Things is going to be a challenge but I’m up for it. This will be my blog to record how I’m doing.