Wednesday, July 30, 2008

THING # 23

What were your favorite discoveries or exercises on this learning journey? Really enjoyed Photostory..just wish I'd of had more success posting it as a podcast as I spent a great amount of time creating and then trying to post them.
How has this program assisted or affected your lifelong learning goals? A giant step toward staying up with technology.
Were there any take-a-ways or unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you? Most of this was knew to me.. I was happy to find out about google.doc's.
What could we do differently to improve upon this program’s format or concept? As I said in the survey some of the more difficult discovery adventures could have used more step by step instructions to help us "older" learners.
If we offered another discovery program like this in the future, would you choose to participate? Possibly, it would depend upon the subject matter.
How would you describe your learning experience in ONE WORD or in ONE SENTENCE, so we could use your words to promote 23 Things learning activities? INFORMATIVE.
Now go and comment on some of the other Players' blogs?

THING # 22

Traveling through Nings was interesting. Most of the information I gathered was that you have to take this information with a grain of salt so to speak. Seemed like quiet a bit of opinions were stated. Had to dig through the "gossip" and comments to find helpful ideas and suggestions...

THING # 21

The light at the end of the tunnel has been spotted. OK... I've been working on this for several hours.. I really like the user friendly Photostory but Switchpod is driving me crazy.. I've created 2 photostories and have tried everything to make the podcast but after 3 hours.. I'm calling it a bust and moving on.. will return to this later. Here is the slideshow without the sound.

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THING # 20

So many trails, so much information, it is truly overwhelming at times. I've really enjoyed learning about all these different sites and ways to communicate and collaborate. Simply AMAZING!


More on one of my favorite National Parks and the 1st of the our NP system.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

THING # 19

This "Thing" journey has taken me too many new experiences and several recognized sites. I’m a computer gamer so, of course, I had to check out a couple of those sites. My mind becomes overwhelmed with all the valuable and helpful sites. The web is no longer a place to only find information and search for data but a place to work on any job, any program, and any thing you can dream up. Thank you for the journey to new and unusual places.

THING # 18

During the trek through Thing # 18, I learned about online document sites that allow you to do so much more than MS Word. The attribute of sharing allows for collaborative efforts during group projects. At this point in the journey, google doc would be my favorite trail to follow. However, it is great to know there are so many options out there to explore.

Monday, July 21, 2008

THING # 17

The trail for this adventure was very tricky for some reason. There are some twists and turns that will have to be explored again. http://rollyo.com/txhappycamper/geocaching/