Sunday, November 30, 2008

My Website!!!!!

This past week I finished my website. I was so proud of it that I showed everyone : ) Even though it was a little tough at first, I really started to get the hang of it after creating a few pages. This was a long process and a little frustrating at time, but I really enjoyed myself and I am satisfied with the product. I took the challenge of creating my website on a wiki and did find it to be very easy. It took a very short time to complete. I think what made it the easiest, other than being able to copy and paste all of my content, was that I did not have to keep linking my pages. I have really enjoyed this course and have gotten much more out of it than I expected. I plan to use what I have learned in the future in my own classroom.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Web Authoring

This week we started creating our websites. Like I said before, I was really nervous. When we first starte, everything was confusing and I was not sure why we were doing certain things. Once we got to fill in our content and customize our site, I really started feeling more comfortable. I have two pages up and am looking forward to finishing the others. My favorinte part was going to the site and seeing it actually on the internet. I even called my husband to have him look at him : ) I am really excited about finishing my site.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tying up loose ends

This week I spent most of my time finishing up projects and tying up loose ends. Since I had my multimedia presentation almost completed last week, I just spent a little time making some corrections and then presented my work to the class. I also finished up posting my 5 sites on the wiki and made a few changes to my PLP bio. I really enjoyed browsing through some websites to select the ones I wanted to post on the wiki. I found several high quality sites that I believe will be very useful to me in the future. I feel very comfortable editing the wiki as well as importing images. I look forward to creating my web page next week, although I am a little nervous.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Multimedia Presentations

I have really enjoyed this past week of class. I have used Power Point for several presentation; however, I have never used it as an interactive tool. My tutorial is based on animal classifications. I believe I could and intend to use this type of tool in my own classroom. This would be a wonderful introduction to a unit of study as well as a review before formal assessments. I enjoy participating in interactive tutorials myself. I like the fact that I can go at my own pace and I feel I master the material through these types of tutorials. Although the process has been time consuming and work intensive, I have really enjoyed myself.