Another semester begins. . .I hope the first day wasn't too bad for the non-techies nor too slow for the technophiles. We should settle in to a comfortable pace in another week or so. As a fan of collaborative learning and knowledge sharing, I highly encourage you to help your peers when you can and to feel comfortable asking for help. Technology is one of those things that can either frustrate you or empower you, depending on the day or the time. . .
You should have your ISTE and TaskStream accounts set up, and your intro letter text should be written and on a blog post. This week, I will show you how to get an image inside of your post and how to submit the assignment in CougarCourses. If your blog isn't linked under class blogs, ensure that I get your address ASAP! If you click on your name and your blog doesn't link, ensure you submitted the correct address. . .small, easy fixes ;-)
Class This Week: You will also create an iGoogle page, learn how to change the design of your blog, and look at the settings. Also, I will introduce the Journal Articles 1-5 assignment and discuss file naming conventions. If we have time, I'll discuss the self-portrait scanning assignment.
Journal 1: "Do Web 2.0 Right," by Daniel Light. This article can be found in the February 2011 issue of Learning and Leading with Technology (L&L)
This Week's Question: Who is your current favorite band or musician?
I will always say "current favorite," so it takes the pressure off of having to name your "all-time favorite" anything. Radiohead is probably my favorite, but I have been listening to a lot of Arcade Fire and Kings of Leon lately. . .