The Adventures of Ty

The Adventures of Ty
Is it a bird or a plane?

You can't escape the Lion King !

You can't catch the flying squirrel!

There is always next time

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Tagging, Folksonomies & Technorati

I have watched the 12 minute podcast describing delicious and I wished the visual was larger. The information was informative and the music at the end was a nice touch. Creating booklists and syllabus.
conducting research and connecting with others. Hmmmm. I am not very excited yet, but will continue to keep an open mind. How would I use this resource? I will proceed with my discovery.

Ok I followed the steps using the A beginner's guide to The Next Big Thing resource and they lied to me. the site said that sign up was simple and that there you didn't need to enter an e-mail address and guess what? you do. I opened an account and fooled around a bit. It's growing on me. I like being able to see what other names and subjects people use to tag various sites.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Roll Roll Rollyo

Interesting, I created another account (I hope that I remember all of these passwords and usernames). The name of my search roll is CharTechRemedys
This is a great improvement from my very long lists of bookmarks and I like the fact that you can search all of your usual sites at one time. This is definitely a time saver.

I also created a account and I love it. All of my favorite sites on on page.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Merlin, Newsfeeds,Etc.

Merlin is a site funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This site has learning links, training calendars and virtual meeting set-ups. A sandbox is available to test and experiment with new technologies and of course there are on-line tutorials.
I have subscribed to Merlin and have explored some helpful newfeed search sites. I think that I prefer so far. I like the fact that the town of Bel Air automatically was in place and the site automatically showed articles pertaining to the area.

I am in love with the Library Thing!! What a great idea. I am an avid book lover and collector, really most of my family are constantly supplying the home with books. This is a wonderul and easy way to organized them.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Playing with Generators

This was fun!! I have just begun. FD toys was my favorite. It was simple to use and there is no need to enter e-mails and identity. That becomes annoying for me after a while. Anyhow, enjoy the photo of my handsome husband. He is very colorful.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A little Frustrated-RSS & Newsreaders

I am attempting to set up my own bloglines newsreader account. I have followed the procedure but an alert sign continues to display that I need to verify my account by responding to my e-mail. I have checked my e-mail and there is nothing to reply to. If at first you know succeed......Stay tuned
Well...15 minutes later, I have solved the problem and have entered my e-mail address at work since this is the address that was used for my initial registration. I am now loaded with 34 newsfeeds and counting!

Friday, June 15, 2007

My first Flicker Experience

June 15, 2007
Photo Sharing
My Technology interest for the week is Photo sharing. I understand the advantages of having a library available online, but I am apprehensive to have my photos floating around in the abyss of digital eternity.
Flicker Mash-up play
What am I doing? I have no idea and I am not really pleased with the results but here it is
My creation

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Day 1

7 ½ Habits of Highly Successful Lifelong Learners

Habit 1: Begin with the end in mind
Habit 2: Accept responsibility for your own learning
Habit 3: View problems as challenges
Habit 4: Have confidence in yourself as a competent, effective learner
Habit 5: Create your own learning toolbox
Habit 6: Use technology to your advantage
Habit 7: Teach/mentor others
Habit 7 ½: Play

Habit 1 will be the easiest and Habit 3 will be the most challenging

My Learning Contract

I will learn more about the newest emerging technologies that I am unfamiliar and will be steadfast in continuing to be a lifelong learner.

Below is a list of some obstacles I may face and how I will overcome those obstacles:
Obstacle? Time and exaustion How I can overcome the obstacle? Make the time. Watch less television and wake up earlier
Things I need for my “toolbox”:
mp3 player
digital camera
If I need additional help, I can ask:
helpful HCPL employees
Friends and relatives
Path to my goal:
Follow the 23 steps and enrich lessons by researching for additional information

Π Target Date
To complete list by due date

I will come back and look at this contract every week  and update my progress.

I am responsible for my own learning and am a competent, effective learner.