Sunday, June 21, 2009

online portfolio

OK, so we had to make an online portfolio with google pages, but it was changed to google sites. I am trying to make it work but am not sure if it is looking right. Mine is very skimpy but I have it there, you can check it out if you want:)

Sunday, June 7, 2009


This is a great search engine for bloggers. The idea of seperating blogs with general information is great. It helps people find what they are looking for without having to go through things that don't relate at all.
There is also a place for people to develop, this is great for all kinds of people who are online. This site is a very useful place for many different kinds of people.


I think that this is a great idea. I move from computer to computer and house to house all the time and this is a great way to keep my favorites somewhere that I don't have to actually carry my computer around with me. This is a great way to manage the things that I like along with the things that I need for work or for school.
Check it out, I think you will like it:)

Monday, June 1, 2009


OK, so we are suppose to post a video that has meaning.... I don't know what kind of meaning he means, but to me all the video's that my sister is in have meaning. This is because she is a comedian who is living in LA and is working everyday on becoming a famous actress. So it may not be important to you, but to me it is very important:) Here is a collection of some pieces of her shorts that she put together,(view below) hope you enjoy:)

You Tube is a great and horrible website, it can be used for good and bad. There are many videos that are educational. For example, our tech class uses some videos through youtube to show us how to complete our assignments. You Tube can be used to show videos to students on subjects that maybe can't be demonstrated by the teacher, or the class doesn't have access to.

Teachers must be careful though. They must monitor their students while they are utilizing You Tube, there are different videos that maybe students shouldn't be watching, and it is our responsibility to make sure that they don't get to see them.

Sunday, May 31, 2009


Ok everyone, I finally did the bloglines thing. Athough I still am not too excited and up to what the whole RSS thing is. Yes I should have done it earlier in the week, but me the procrastanator kicked in and I waited too long. Next week I will be a pro, just you wait:)
Hope everyone else was a little faster on the technology class then I was:)
Have a good week, I know I will, it's my last week of teaching.....

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Photo Share

This is my dog Wickett, she is like my kid, since I don't have any yet. She looks completely different since she had her hair cut. She is on the desk at the District Office.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Things I like in 3 articles

For the tech class I need to write about things that were interesting in three of the articles we were assigned to read.....
So, "Examining Social Software in Teacher Education" is an article about teachers and social networking through the internet. It talks about how this can be a good and a bad thing, but many teachers automatically think it is bad. This is an interesting article because it shows teachers how they can grow as a learner and a teacher. They can collaborate with others to make themselves better teachers, but they can also relate with the students and teach them how to use the software safely.

"Social Networking" also talks about how this kind of software can be used. Facebook, Myspace, and Wikipedia are mentioned in this article. This article talks more about the websites themselves and how they came about. This is interesting because most people have no idea how the sites were made and what about them keep people interested.

Is interesting because it talks about learning styles of our students. Students are now "hardwired" and this is different from the learning most teachers are used to.

We as teachers need to utilize technology with our students, because this is how the world is today. If we ignore the fact that our students, parents, and fellow co-workers are on the internet, how is this helping our students learn?

Tech for Teachers

Being a teacher I am very careful what I do on the Internet. I am very worried that a student will get online and find me. I have a facebook page but have it so that only my friends can look at it. I am very careful who I add as a friend and what I put on the page.

The Internet can be a place for a future boss to look as well as students and parents. I would be really mad if an employer looked at one of my pages and didn't like the friends that I had on there or took a statement the wrong way, and in turn it affected my position or lack there of.

On the other had these sites are awesome for finding my old friends. I have found people I went to high school with that I would not have known anything about if it wasn't for the Internet.

I say be careful as a teacher. You always have to be aware that people are looking at you as a teacher, at school and away from school..
Good Luck Teachers:)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Mean Kids

Ok well now is my second blog.... Weird..
Today was crazy, kids can be so mean. I teach 4th and 5th grade PE. It is unbelievable how kids can be so mean to another if a kid on their team makes a mistake. I can remember 4th grade, girls were so mean, your friend one second and the next they hate you and you are a terrible person. I am so glad I am past that age.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Hello all,
This is my first post, I am currently in the Masters Program at Fresno Pacific University and one of the requirements for my class is to create a blog, so here it is.

It is a very hot Sunday afternoon at my parents ranch so I am working on homework inside out of the sun, too bad we don't have AC.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.