Monday, June 2, 2008

Elementary software discussion Thread #1

This is the place to post comments on our first step of the journey. Click on the Add Comment button to contribute.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Thing #2 - What it all means?

I guess for me, a forty-something elementary media specialist; whose first experience with a computer was using BASIC on an Apple IIe to create a personal phone directory and then playing Oregon Trail, I have always been looking forward to the next VERSION. Web 2.0 is no different. These kids are excited and hungry for ways to express themselves and the internet is their playground. I do get a bit worried, particularily with violent and sexual content and how that will play out in a child's life. I guess we need to be vigilant teaching the concept of... with freedom comes responsibility.
A far as the 2.0 label, for me it signifies more of a shift in thinking than a new array of awesome apps. When I recall my cataloging class; and I remember thinking, "Why do we have to know all these details when the computer can take care of all this?" Now I realize, when the rubber hits the road, and I am trying to help a 2nd grader find a book about Easter Crafts, it sure helps to know those details.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Avatar creation

I created my avatar and it was really fun! I wish I had more time to click around and disover all the various design elements.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

1st entry 23 things on a stick

This is the first entry for my blog about 23 thngs on a stick