Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thing 9

I skipped Thing 8 for now!
I like these gadgets! I added some swimming fish for a nice natural calming feel. I also added a countdown til the day I move! Right now it's at 29 days and that seems like 28 days too long!
I will add the streaming photo gadget when I finish with my Thing 8, but since I don't have a Flickr account I couldn't put it on yet.
I'm really diggin' my fish!

Thing 7

Although I'm VERY excited about Google Reader, I must say it's getting to be a bit much to keep track of which sites do what. I'm feeling a bit of overlap, but I guess it's better to have more options to choose from rather than less. I had seen the RSS feed on many sites before, many I visit often, but never knew what it was exactly. I'm now following a few outside friends' blogs, which is fun, and I'm slowly getting addicted to some gossip blogs, which I DON'T DO!! I couldn't even name 3 gossip magazines. Although this will keep me more organized, I need to figure out which ones I really want to subsrcibe to and if I'll even read it all. Some of the sites will send me WAY too many posts every week that will just be a waste.

Thing 6

To begin, I'm very much behind. For Thing 6 I went to Weebly and created my website. It took a bit more time than I expected for me to actually do the website, but in the end I got the hang of it and it was really petty easy. I think the reason I thought it was so difficult is because I have a wiki that I use regularly and the setting changes and format changes were different. I think I just expected it to be like my wiki so was looking for the exact same "buttons" or commands. I would use this for classes because it's nice to have, and for your students to have, access to whatever you want them to in and out of school. I've gotten used to my wiki so I'm not sure how much I'd use my website at this point. Maybe if I get really technologically savvy I'll have a link to my weebly on my wiki and a link to my wiki on my weebly!