Monday, June 28, 2010

MotionPath with Mr. and Mrs. Nanner

I would use this in my classroom as a reward system. For example, when a student gets a quesiton right in class he/she can make Mr. Nanner dance.

Here is the FTP.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Here is the FTP for the labels PowerPoint. It involves steps for facotring equations.

Monday, June 21, 2010


My lovely 20 slide story on bicycle safety; wear your helmets kiddos!

Using Dr. Pierce's advice, I completely ravamped my PowerPoint hoping to reduce the "boring factor"

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

PowerPoint on Digestive System for 4th-5th Grade

EDIT - Here is a more interactive rendition of the digestive system presentation:)!

Friday, June 11, 2010


Jing is very neat; here is a URL link to what I captured an image of. I am always looking up Bloom's Taxonomy so why not Jing it:)

Below is a smaller saved image of the URL:

I work in the student employment office on campus and students always get confused how to view jobs so I made a video to help illustrate how one would go about viewing a student position online:


  1. What file types come out of Jing?

  2. Where might we save these files? Where are the files stored?
    On the computer, on a jump drive etc.

  3. How do you link to a Screencast?
    You click the share button and then moments late you can paste the URL anywhere.

  4. How do you save and retrieve Jing objects from the History area?
    You click on the history button and all images/videos etc.. come up.

  5. How to import Jing objects into our blog posts?
    You can save the image or video then click the “add image” or “add video” button and attach the saved file

  6. What file type is a Jing screencast.

  7. Can we convert the Jing obects including images and videos?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Here is my poorly drawn google drawin...

Here is my poorly drawn google drawing. This is what my computer looks like. It consists of Facebook, my Outlook email, and then something for a class like blogger. That picture is my current facebook picture and not actual old women..haha.

I have used many drawin tools. I've used paint since my family got out first Windows 95 computer. I thought it was so cool that I didn't need paper and crayons/colored pencils to draw. I was a 7 year old really living the high life. All I did on our computer until about age 10 was use paint; I bet that made my parents really thrilled that they bought their kids such a fancy machine so Sarah could get on paint all day.

  1. What ISTE NETS T standard would you consider this activity most closely matches and why?
    promote, support, and model creative and innovative thinking and inventiveness
    Why, because paint as a kid really allowed me to be creative and inventive.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


  1. What is glog?
    Glog is more than just a blog; it's an interactive poster in which one can incorporate things such a video or audio.
  2. How might you use a glog in your class?
    Instead of having a group create a poster about specific content like "The Country of Germany," I could have them create a glog where they could add their own audio, facts about the country, videos, etc.
  3. What ISTE NETS T does the use of Glogster most likely correspond with in your opinion?
    3b. collaborate with students, peers, parents, and community members using digital tools and resources to support student success
    and innovation; I feel that is corresponds with this ISTE NETS T standard because I can see using this as a group to educate the community.
  4. What is the problem (if any) with this program?
    Students could come across inappropriate glogs.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Picasso Head

Here is my picasso head - DON'T LAUGH!!

EDIT: embedded picasso head:

The VARK Questionairre Result

Here were my results:

Your scores were:
Visual: 10
Aural: 7
Read/Write: 3
Kinesthetic: 8

It is no surprise that visual and kinesthetic were my two highest as I learn by seeing and actually doing!

Snipping tool

I didn't snip anything important, but still very cool and potentially useful.
The snipping tool is very neat. I used to use "print screen" then paste my screen in paint and crop it, but this is much easier. Here was a test using the snipping tool:

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Voice Thread

I really liked voice thread. It took me like four takes until I was halfway satisfied with my thread. Definitely couldn't work for the radio! I had never used voice thread until the class, but I can definitely see it being useful. I really loved this and could see myself using voicemail in a similar manner if I teach young elementary students someday.

As far as ISTE standards go, I felt that several could easily be incorporated through Voice Thread. However for the above kindergarten activity link - 2a is probably the best fit:

design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student learning and creativity.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Google Reader

In Google Reader I subscribed to West Virginia Record and WVMetro News Headline News Rss Feed. I chose these two subscriptions because I want to be updated on news taking place in my state since I never have time to watch the news on TV. I found out the Rockefeller and Young Professionals talked about healthcare less than 24 hours ago - interesting stuff! great and convenient.

EDIT: HERE is my shared Reader Blog

Broadband Speed

Broadband Speed

Download Speed=29.34 mbps
Upload Speed=10.14 mbps

Google Docs Resume

I am a HUGE google docs fan. It has saved my ace on multiple occasions. It is great for dual editing to a single document. HERE is my resume via google docs.