Sunday, November 15, 2009


For me this has been very much a huge learning curve, as I am not that computer savvy. While I was aware of face book, my space, e-books learning about just a few of the Web 2 sites has been great. I now have a google page for home which I have set up with what I want on the homepage.
Virtual Worlds is not for me but it was great to have a look, I probably wouldn't had even bothered if not for this course.
I have certainly found some great applications which I will certainly be using in the future.
The Web doesnt appear to be as scary now that I dipped my toe in the water so to speak.
Maybe I might just be able to keep up with my very much computer savvy kids and students.......

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Task #22 EBooks and Task #23 Audiobooks

There is nothing like curling up with a good book and a coffee but for alot e-books and audio books are the way to go.
I know a couple of people who use audio books while travelling to and from work as they travel a distance everyday.
For those who may have reading difficulties, visual impairment this is certainly a benefit to them. Any sort of reading is great in my book (pardon the pun!!!!) I'm sure that as this grows in popularity so will the expanse of titles.
Cant say that I would use ebooks very much but certainly handy for those out of print books or books that you cant obtain from the local library.

Monday, November 9, 2009

#Task 21 Youtube and Teachertube

Once I started playing around with this and watched some of the videos, I lost track of time. I have used youtube before but mainly to view movie clips, video clips etc, not for educational activities.
My son needed to tie his tie correctly and guess what, they have a video for that. So yes some of the instructional videos can certainly be useful.
Youtube etc is blocked at our school so I had to access this from home. I did find some clips stop and start so for educational purposes this could be a bit of a pain.
Having said that I had a great time watching clips. I loved Conan the Librarian

Monday, November 2, 2009

Task 20# Podcasts

I had a great time exploring the sites. There is what seems like an endless array of topics to listen to and view. I found a few ABC programs I have missed so I shall be looking at them in my spare time.
I did find some of the broadcasts are quite long so unless you download onto an mp3 player or ipod and make these casts portable sitting in one spot for some(including me) could be difficult. I love how if you miss a program eg Gardening Australia it can be downloaded and viewed when it suits you.
Students today have so many amazing resources available to them compared to when I went to school (back in the dark ages!!!!)