Friday, June 19, 2009

Here is a picture I wanted to share with everyone although it is a bit far. I played softball against the US Olypmic team last year in May and this is us lined up for the pledge.

Google Sites

Hello everyone! This is the site to my portfolio if you are interested. Anywho, using google sites was pretty easy and convenient, although I did get a bit nervous when the pictures in the directions looked different from the actual updated site. But with time and patients, both neither I grasp, I figured out how to create my web page and make it professional enough to send it to employers if needed.

As for Linkedin and Plaxo, they are two sites I would say are very professional, though share the same concept as facebook and myspace. It only sounds better for us older people to say we are connected on Linkedin rather than myspace. lol. Comparing these sites is like comparing a Lexus to a Camry, one is perceived as being classier. But to be completely honest, I might find myself using one of these newly acquired sites.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Library Thing

I created my profile on Librarything. com and learned some pretty interesting things while browsing through the site. I learned how the site works and with that you can give insight to others about the book. For example, you could introduce characters, give summaries and just share common knowledge with others. I wish I had known about this site when I was in high school because it would have helped me write my chapter! Anyhooo, this site is very valuable to those who are frequent readers because they can research a book before buying it. This is definitely a p2p sharing site. just like Limewire.....

Blog Generators

Haha!!! I thought I would find something funny to generate, and I thought this picture portrayed a pretty good explaination of what I felt like at the time. I think this generating software is pretty awesome because it can change pictures and phrases up a bit to make life more interesting. I have used the program on Mac computers to distort pictures and I like that I have found a way to do this reconfiguring on my PC. I think I looked at like 20 different types of things to reconfigure and finally I found this comic strip to use. I had also created a chocolate bar but posting it wasn't the easiest so I created many things until I decided I could do this fun stuff all night!!!

Want to have some fun like I

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Technorati very useful

After browsing through Technorati's website I look up a few interesting topics and the results I came up with were pretty useful. This site has blogs divided into different catagories and tagged so it makes life much eaiser when looking for specific blog pages. I like the fact that many of the topics typed in the search box gives variety to a simple search word. For, example when I typed in kinesiology I came up with all sorts of things related to how the body functions.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I'm learning more about Podcasting

I browsed through Podcast Alley and found my motivation to get on the right track of feeling good again! I found a podcast call Motivation to Move and it offers music, daily tips, etc... And after a long two month hibernation from working out I found my breath of fresh air to start working out again. I was such a regular at the gym and that has all gone away so easily. Time to gain energy and tone some muscle.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Posting Videos-YouTube

I am a frequent visitor to YouTube and when I used to have a myspace I would post funny videos frequently so I am pretty used to this assignment. Any how I think if YouTube is used correctly, for instance choosing a video like I used to show proper technique, then YouTube is a useful site but there are a lot of videos that are junk. So sort carefully and don't settle on the first video you find because chances are there are better.

Proper push up

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Web 2.0 & Google Docs

So like most of my classmates who will be reading this, if it wasn't a shock to you how outrageous the Internet has become you must be pretty tight with surfing the net often! I could not believe after looking at the web 2.0 site how categorical things could be and how there are many resourceful sites just sitting waiting for members to join. I was a sucker and created an iStats Fitness account, but mainly just to see what it was all about. And to my surprise it seemed to be a very great assets to someone who is unsure of how to create their own exercise program, not only does it create the exercise list for you but it gives reps and sets also! Another site I found very useful after coming home from a stressful day was It was a site which guides you in the kitchen with creating drinks with materials already in the home. You done even have to leave the house because it comes up with a mix for you.

As for google docs, I think this could be a great place to upload class powerpoint lectures for college studetns who miss class for the day. It gives us the teacher a way to provide our materials without having to stress over studetns coming in to ask what they missed. I think this will be a very sucessful tool I plan on using when I become a full time college teacher. And to many students who do attend class, I think this will be a good review place for them to visit come test time. If you could think of any other suggestions please advise me!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Technology Articles

We all know that technology is pretty advanced, but since the early 1900's when the digital age began it has been a non stop process creating new ideas daily. Of the three articles I read over I came to the same conclusion about the internet, microblogging, social networking, and Flickr, it is all done for our pure enjoy in life that we want to share with others who either we just met by adding them as friends on facebook, or comming across a blog we found when using key words to search. We as humans find gratification knowing other people can follow our lives especially when they are full of adventure and excitement. There are lots of other reasons to use these sites though, if we really think long and hard about all of the opportunity that arises when we as educators create and upload our lecture notes, interesting sites, or even a help line to our students we may get more feedback then we think. I think it is worth a try to engage our students to use the resources avaliable to them and us. They many different opportunities from Podcasting(once I figure out how to create one), microblogging, and webblogs our teaching becomes endless to get messages across to our students day or night. I am very excited to start using my resources when I become a full time teacher and wait for the outcome I receive.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


So I can't get over how technology is a nonstop reinventing cycle. We have gone from the Zack Morris Cell phone which wouldn't even fit in the average purse today, to the tiniest of phones that fit in the plam of a hand. I have gotten tons of information on the new technology cell phone companies have created. They have gone as far as setting up GPS trackers with the use of text messaging. Parents who own a GPS phone can now keep tabs on their kids without ever having to make a call or leaving thier desk. Amazing!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Well I have just figured out how to create my 1st blog! If anyone is good at this please give me some insight and a helping hand. thanks