Friday, March 28, 2008

video online

You know we always have to circumvent youtube. A clean (as far as I can see) and really cool online video site is www.flixxy.com .

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Week 5: Thing 11 or 12

Rollyo is very cool. And very fun. I am constantly looking through the same websites, and so now I can just go to my personal rollyo and find the info I need. I created three search lists: fitness, music, and kids' music. My name is carriexpress on there.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Week 5: Thing 11

I meant "GOYD" in the previous blog.
Anyway, I searched a lot of the award sites. It's great to see all this help for marketing and podcasting going on. I love pandora; I've been using that in the classroom. And I love peertrainer, which I have been on for a couple of years. My group is moms get fit. If anybody wants to start a "teachers get fit" or something, let me know. My group always gets free advice (whether they like it or not).

Week 5: Thing 10

Very fun playing with images. You have to watch out for copyrights, though, and I don't like throwing real pictures of myself and my family "out there." But I love my motivational poster. It's my new theme. GOYB can mean many things. It can mean be present in your life. It can mean move a little more. It can mean do something for this world. It can mean get off the meaningless TV or computer and live life. Whatever it means, I like it. I did a Warholism poster of my daughter and a ball. I like it because you can't really tell who she is, but it looks really cool.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Week 4 more RSS

I take classes at cnet.com every so often (they are great and quick, by the way), and now I am taking a course on getting search engines to notice and list your website. Very interesting information and places to go to list your own RSS and get a newslist going. If you have a website that you are already working on, I recommend this class.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Week 4 edits

So, once I put in an avatar, it apparantly can't be changed. How annoying. I've been editing and uploading, but it won't change.

Week 4 Thing 9

Sorry to say it, but those sites listed to find blogs and news are a waste of time. I don't like to read random ramblings from idiots. I prefer news from news sources or expert blogs. I did, by accident, find www.totalmom.com and www.momcentral.com for all you moms who are looking for good mom-type resources. They have relevant blogs and information.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Week 4: RSS

Wow. OK; I am floored by this company. I can see why the technology world is following google's suit and why all tech people want to work for them. How inspiring.
I had seen RSS on my regular news sites before, but I figured it had something to do with that part of society that is actively involved in maintaining websites. What a surprise that it works for me, and it was so easy. It was pretty much automatically set up for me.
So, I have news, "fun," and my favorite fashion sites on my reader, plus a direct link back here to my blog!
Another thing that amazes me is that so many people sit around and read each others' blogs. It's like a resurgance of reading...though sometimes I'm sure it's not exactly literature. But, hey, if it gets kids reading something, it's better than nothing, right??