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The Begining of the End

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At the end of the year we have to do a final project that can showcase some of the things that we have learned about throughout the semester.  Being that I had a really negative attitude about technology and some of its uses prior to this Education computers class, I want to display the positive knowledge that I have acquired while also explaining some of the scepticism’s that I still have about new technologies.  To do this I want to read Neil Postman’s Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to technology, and pull quotes and ideas from it to defend the negative grip that technology has on people.  To counterbalance this I will research some more of the positive sides of technology and then as an in class presentation I will rein-act a debate between the two sides of technology and open the class up to a discussion towards the end.

Dean wants me to explore making a video instead of preforming it in front of the class, which is fine.  Naturally he is encouraging all of us to use the aid of technology to pull together our final projects.  If anyone has any ideas or questions about this I encourage you to ask away 🙂

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October 19, 2008 at 11:58 pm

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More on Millie Beans

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This is a picture of me and Millie having an afternoon nap.  She is without a doubt one of the cutest puppies that I have ever met, but boy is she ever exhausting.  She is like a baby, and she really does not like to be left alone.  She follows me everywhere I go and just stands by my feet looking sad 😦  I think that she is a little bit home sick, she misses her brothers and sisters and her mom and dad.  She is amazing to cuddle with though, she keeps me nice and warm.  When she runs she trips on her ears and when she drinks half of them dip into her water dish.  Apparently they bread Bassett hounds that way because they are tracking dogs, and when their ears are that long they sweep up the scent on the ground and help them to smell.

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October 19, 2008 at 11:45 pm

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Tech Task 10: Mastercard “Priceless” Video

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Hey everyone this is the link to my mastercard priceless video-

<object width=”425″ height=”350″> <param name=”movie” value=”http://www.youtube.com/v/TxUY39F-Mnc“> </param> <embed src=”http://www.youtube.com/v/TxUY39F-Mnc” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” width=”425″ height=”350″> </embed> </object>

 

I seem to be having some trouble uploading my video.  When I do it confirms after several minutes that it has been uploaded, but then when I try to view it it tells me that the video is not yet processed.  This is very frustrating.  If any one can give me a tip please do 🙂

 Hope you like monkeys and videos :0  Enjoy !!

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October 14, 2008 at 5:41 am

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Tech Task 9: My new Teachers

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I am soooo excited to announce that the classes that I will be mentoring will be Anne Davis’ grade five students in Georgia and Maria Knee’s kinderkid’s from Newhampshire.  I have checked out both blogs and I am very excited to connect with these bright young students.  These are links to both of the classes blog’s.  Anne Davis’ “reflective Voices” blog – http://itc.blogs.com/rv/ and her classroom teachers blog “Fifth Grade Reflections” – http://jhh.blogs.com/reflection/ , and Maria Knee’s blog – http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=51141.

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October 9, 2008 at 4:31 am

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Tech Task 11: The story of Us

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This is my video that I made on my voice thread account.  I made it by myself instead of in a group, but my fiance helped me with the voice overs to help make the story more believable.  Check it out – I hope you like it.  http://voicethread.com/share/213953/

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October 8, 2008 at 1:55 am

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Tech Task 8: Inspiration From a Far

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While reading through some new blog’s that I have re added to my google reader account (because it decided to disappear on me one evening :s) I stumbled across Victoria A Davis’  blog at http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/.  I read a lot of things that this “cool cat” bloger was writing about but one particular post caught my eye and it has taken my mind to a very enlightened and positive place. 

Victoria posts about the dead sea and uses it as a brilliant metaphor.  ” The Dead Sea takes in water but there is no outlet to the sea.  Thus, it is salty, bitter, and generally just… dead.

People who are a dead sea are always taking, using up things and become bitter.

Dead Sea people never give anything to another person and never share.

 I have a chalkboard (I know they are a thing of the past :)) in my kitchen, and I write a new quote every day up on the board, and I wrote this up there immediately after I read that.  I couldn’t help it.  Victoria is a very open minded and well spoken individual who has some very positiveattitudes about technology.  Victoria sais “don’t be a dead sea”, and instead allow your learning to be transparent and help each other to share knowledge.  Because knowledge belongs to nobody in particular.  It belongs to everyone.

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October 7, 2008 at 6:06 am

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Millie Beans

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This is my new dog Millie Beans.  She is a Basset Hound.  My Fiance and I get to pick her up on October 16th – Only 12 more sleeps !!!

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October 7, 2008 at 4:30 am

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