Sunday, May 1, 2011

It's Been Great

This has been a great class. I have learned so much and been "exposed" to so many Web 2.0 tools. What a learning experience! All my classmates have been wonderful to work with. I wish you all good luck in your future endevors. For the next three weeks, I'll be outside doing something. I definitely won't be sitting at my desk on a computer.

Final Individual Fun Project

With the help of a few friends I was able to create a video for my final individual serious project. It was intended to be a comedy with our take on the children’s story, “The Little Red Hen”. While planning for the video, I use a Google document. I ran into a little problem when one of my “actors” had to go out of town for a whole week. I finally was able to find someone else. I think it turned out great. My friends will have a little fun with this one.

Final Individual Serious Project

For my Individual Serious Project, I chose to create a Flickr “set” for my daughter. I gather pictures of my grandson from birth to two years of age. My daughter sent me some of the pictures via email in digital format. Other pictures that I had on had needed to be scanned. Once I had all the necessary digital images in one folder, I uploaded them into Flickr. Here, you have the ability to create “sets” that allow you to view slideshows of only the pictures in a particular set. Once this class ends, I will revisit this “set” to restrict the privacy settings to only a few family members and friends.
MomBaby1Braylon at 1 monthBraylon at 2 monthsBraylon at 3 monthsBraylon at 4 months
Braylon at 5 monthsBraylon at 6 monthsBraylon at 7 monthsBraylon at 8 monthsBraylon at 9 monthsBraylon at 10 months
Braylon at 11 monthsBraylon is 1 year old!Two year old little man

Braylon's First Year, a set on Flickr.

Saturday, April 30, 2011


While taking this Web 2.0 class, I realized quickly that I did not know as much as I thought I did. By working in at IT department I thought I was keeping up with technology. However, there is so much out there, I guess it’s hard to stay abreast of everything. I’ve come a long way thought, heck, four months ago I couldn’t define Web 2.0.
Another things that I need experience with a IPad. Recently, at an IT conference, I was wishing I had brought my laptop for taking notes. But as I looked about the auditorium, I saw that a lot of attendees had IPads. I was thankful I didn’t have my laptop. It would have seemed old fashioned and I probably would have been embarrassed. I’m sure the employees and students at my school have some already and my staff and I need to know how to support them. I’m putting in a request for one tomorrow…

Motorcycles and Social Media

What does a Harley Davidson motorcycle and social media have in common? You may think, “nothing”. However, my husband, who doesn’t know how to log onto a computer, found Craigslist about three years ago. In his daily searching for a bargain, he found my soon to be, motorcycle. He even sent an email to the seller to inquire about it.

My husband bought this for me as a surprise for our 20th wedding anniversary. He woke me up early on a work day and asked me to walk to the barn with him. I thought he had lost his mind and told him so. I finally agreed to go and found that beautiful bike. I was soon out on our little rural road riding it, still in my PJ’s. Not many people have seen this picture, so don’t spread it around. ;) Yes, that’s the title. It’s mine!!

Technology and Small Children

As most of you know, I have three grandsons. They are all 2 ½ years old. It is amazing to watch them use technology. All three of them can use a cell phone. Although they can’t read, they know with button to press to call Pa, Momma, or Daddy. They can even answer a call! They recognize ring tones too. They know who is calling before I do. Even as small boys, they knew what a remote was and even though they couldn’t pronounce the word, they knew that it controlled the TV. Isn’t that amazing?
I know this is because it's all they have known. When they are with me, they get to use a computer. They know how to use a mouse and click on their shortcuts that I have made for them. They understand that by clicking on one they get to see Mickey Mouse, or by clicking on another they can see Sponge Bob.
Technology has brought us so far. I can’t imagine what these boys will have access to when they are grown.

Final Fun Group Project - Team Mac!

For our final group fun project, our class split into two teams to do a spinoff of Top Chef. Our project started out with Lauren introducing our plan with chocolate and bacon. Her video was sent to Justin, who showed us how to melt the chocolate. He sent it to Tasha and she made smores. I made a BLT and sent the video to Jenny. She made a wonderful summer time drink. Ray completed our meal with good ole Lays potato chips. The video turned out great! You can view it here.