Monday, March 1, 2010

My web page is:

Check it out. It was fun to design. I added my resume, a picture of me with a bit of an introduction. Then I added how to find me on a "Finding Rebecca" page. Then I posted a web address of my school tennis team. I also very much enjoyed working with this site. It was simple and easy to navigate to make changes, or add new information. I hope everyone can see it and can give a little feedback as to how they think it looks.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Plaxo and linken are great and easy to use. You can upload your contacts, information about yourself, your resume and what you are doing. I think this is the way of the future and I like the idea of being able to have it all together. I can go to just one place for all my stuff. Also, other people can see what is happening with me.
A personal website is fine, but I think it may be difficult for others in the same field to find you. It seems easier to go to a site like plaxo and you can see everyone there, the website is already up and running you just add in your info and you are off. A personal website would be great, but it takes more work and I would be worried the right people would not see it.
I find this social networking fascinating and fun to work with. It makes life a little easier to know about all the sites and be able to chose what works best for me.

Monday, February 8, 2010

I just spent some time on Librarything. I really like that I can catalog my books and see what others have said about the type of books that I like. They offer reviews of books and suggest others that I might like to read. I couldn't post a picture though, I tried when I personalized my account. I like that I can keep track of my library books and can see what others are reading and thinking about. Check out my library thing at:
check this out, it is so funny... although the boyfriend doesn't think it's that funny. What a fun website to play around with and have some fun.
I found a few things that would be fun and emailed them off to friends and relatives. But this one is the best. In the bottom of the Grand Canyon during August, sitting in a creek!!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

I enjoyed and have used youtube in the past. It was fun going through videos and choosing one for the blog. I have found the short video's for our class purpose to be of great help. They are short and to the point. The short video is useful for the classroom setting. I will incorporate these video's into my classroom.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I found a podcast with Oscar Wegner. He is a tennis instructor. It is a lesson on the backhand volley. Very Interesting. I enjoyed it.

Thanks for the emails, some of you couldn't access the one above, try this one.
check out this one it's great too....
Check this out it is so funny and cute I just had to pick it. No other reason then it just made me laugh and remember tennis is not that serious.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Wow, I just spent an hour on Technorati. I really like it, I like the tags, I toggled Kobe Bryant and read many articles of interest, the I went into blogs and found a tennis information, extremely cool. I also really liked the top 100. This is the best site yet in this class. I can really like and use this one. It has everything...
I just spent some time on site. I can see some possibilities for all of us in the athletic department. It would save time if we could all use the site to share information about teaching, coaching, and inspirational stuff regarding our job in the school. I like that I could see my bookmarks from home at my school computer and that I could share important sites with friends or others at school. I will be bring up this idea at the next faculty meeting for input from others.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The question asked is "Create a blog post discussing how any of the technologies explored thus far in the course can be incorporated into your current or future career"
I see a future with my work and google docs. This really is useful, when one or more people are using and revising a single document. The time saved and aggravation of downloading, saving and sending only to be repeated again is amazing.
I like the use of blogs. I see myself setting up a blog with my students for updates and important events that will or are happening in the class portion of athletics.
I like the reader I have set up. It gives me information that I can share with other subscribers in the same industry. It can be useful for each of us.
A flicker account might be a fun way for the team to post their pictures of trips we go on or fun outings or the matches and people we encounter. It may be a good way to have the team learn about each other. On our team, we usually have players from different countries, this could be used as a way to introduce a new culture.
I was looking on the 2.0 awards and I found a site called "im cooked" I really enjoyed watching some of the video's. You can cook, film, and share right on this site. Amazing. I want to try some of the recipes. yummy....
I just learned about Google-docs. Whew... amazing. It reminds me of an instance with my athletic office this past month. We were trying to get the tennis schedule set for the women's team. We must have emailed back and forth with that document 3 or 4 times. I had to download it, make the changes, save it, attach it, then send it off. She would make changes and do it again, it was a very cumbersome task. Next season will be really simple, I think the entire project will take about 10 minutes, instead of 2 days. I also downloaded a calendar in google docs. I like the extra large spaces to add in text of things coming up and things to remember. I think this is a great assignment.
Rss-The video was amazing and so simple to understand. I went right to work and did not have any problems creating my reader. I searched for news feeds that I was interested in and subscribed to the website. I then put my feeds in separate folders so I can access what I want quickly. I set myself to public and hope my classmates can see my shared items. I especially like that I can now get the news I want, I do not have to search for news items I am interested in, it comes to me. I like the new recipes that have come in, gives good information for dinner. I will enjoy this reader, I am sure of that.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Emerging Technologies Changing Public Library Service Delivery Models article-
I found this article extremely interesting. It was well done and included information and explained all the avenues of social networking that I have had quesitons about. It also went on the explain what libriaries in the future will look like. I like that we are moving into the networking world and enjoy how it all comes together and works so well.
Examining Social Software in Teacher Education article-
Interesting anecdote about the teacher and the student. Facebook can give an instructor additional information about a students activities. This can facilitate the instructor in helping the student overcome obstacles and have a successful career in College. With the "inside information" an instructor or administrator can use this as a learning enviroment for all.
Social Networking Article-
I found choices for social networking overwhelming. So many sites, so many choices. I like that Google has begun to standardize the social networking movement. OpenSocial will allow a user to create a single application they can use across the board.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Check out my new flickr account you won't believe the pictures. It's all abou the fun.

Monday, January 11, 2010

ESPN has announced the world women's tennis rankings for the week. They are as follows number 1 to 5:
Serena Williams
Dinara Safina
Sventlana Kutznetsova
Carolina Wozaniacki
Elena Dementieva
Venus Williams
Although Serena is clearly a source to be reckoned with, she is not a sport icon I want my students to emulate

A new chapter begins today. The beginning of the end of my academic career. The Master's Degree that I have spent a lifetime wanting. It will be mine in 15 months. And away we go....