Friday, May 22, 2009

Rolling Rollyo

So the next step was rollyo and I used one of my favorite authors, Jonathan Stroud.

Isn't this a cute photo? He wrote The Bartimeus Trilogy, an amazing fantasy series. He's British and has been writing for awhile (about his entire life in his own words). I only used 4 links, just a quick sample, but came up with this.

Jonathan Stroud

I don't think I have a grasp of rollyo's usefulness yet, but I'm going to play with it more as I have time and see what all I can use it for.

Playing with five

I love photography, so I knew I would enjoy the image generators. This image was from the Warholizer. It requires a .jpg, and this image is what I found and used with the application. It's just OK; the image itself wasn't the best one to play with.

I thought Wordle was fun. I used a website: as a basis and made half a dozen "wordles." This is a shot of one of them

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I need to catch up, so

I've decided to start over and review all the things.

7 ½ Habits of Highly Successful Lifelong Learners

Habit 1: Begin with the end in mind
Habit 2: Accept responsibility for your own learning
Habit 3: View problems as challenges
Habit 4: Have confidence in yourself as a competent, effective learner
Habit 5: Create your own learning toolbox
Habit 6: Use technology to your advantage
Habit 7: Teach/mentor others
Habit 7 ½: Play

For me #1 is the easiest, #4 the hardest. Don't know if that's the way it is for most people, it is for me though. Play, though, that makes learning more fun, more interesting, more enticing.

Week 2 is the blog and I've done that.

Week 3 is Photo Week. I love photography, it's something I've done since I was about 8 or 9. It was fun posting the pictures of the Perry Library. It's such a cool place and I can share the pictures now. I already had a flickr account and added those photos to it.

more rehashing to follow...