Here I go!!! My friend, Dawn, is doing it and so I decided that I can do it, too. Do what?? I'm talking about blogging!!
Can you really teach old dogs new tricks? Well, I am trying to use the summer to explore and learn to use RSS, Twitter, FaceBook, and blogging more effectively. Yes, it's time I joined the world of Web 2.0!! I just don't have time during the school year to "play" with these online tools and thus have not pushed myself to learn to utilize them.
I have realized that phone texting is the easiest way to contact my twenty-something children--they tend to ignore voice mail and email. I'm hoping that I will get faster as I compose messages--and I now understand why teens tend to use abbreviations!! Acronyms and mnemonic devices never really helped me remember what they were intended to help me remember ( the order of the 9 planets MVEMJSUNP--My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas or My Velvet Eyes Make Johnny Stay Up Nights Proposing or now updated My Very Educated Mother Just Said Uh-oh No Pluto ) so this site of text abbreviations is now on my list http://www.webopedia.com/quick_ref/textmessageabbreviations.asp HTH (Hope This Helps).
If you are interested to join me on this Web 2.0 quest, here are some links to information for using such tools and their possible application in school.
FaceBook http://www.facebook.com/facebook http://teachers.net/gazette/MAY09/levinson/
Are you a visual learner? Check these:
I hope to send you a "tweet" soon!!!