Sunday, June 22, 2008

Thing #4

I registered my blog with the Library2Play am ready to arise, go forth, and learn!

Thing #3

I registered and created both my blog and my avatar. Creating the blog was really easy; it was a lot like creating a web page...something I know a little about :-). In fact, I named my blog after my own website...but the gifts and treasures I have are more than my website...they are my family, my friends, my students, and my teaching. All I am blessed with I consider "gifts" and "treasures."

The avatar was also a lot of fun to create. I plan on going back to Yahoo Avatars and creating other favorite avatars so that I can change them on my blog according to the time of the year, my mood, etc. It took me a minute to figure out the instructions on exporting my avatar, but that's okay...I learned in the process!!

Thing #2

I really enjoyed the online presentation regarding life-long learning and life-long learners. The 7 1/2 habits helped to get me on track. Of the habits, I must admit that having confidence is probably the one I struggle with the most. That may sound odd coming from someone with a graduate degree, but it's true. With that said, I believe that completing the learning contract will help...

The habit that comes easiest for me is using technology to my advantage. That's why I am SO excited to be a part of this online learning opportunity! Some of the technologies that I will learn about this summer are new to goal is to learn about them and then incorporate the appropriate technologies into my classroom this fall to enhance the learning and active participation of my students.

I have committed to checking in on my progress once every 2 weeks...I think that will help keep me on track!

Thing #1

I read the background information on the Summer Library2Play program. I must admit I am not familiar with some of the technologies (like Flickr) and am looking forward to learning new things!!!