i’d like to add marsedit to the pot … sometimes you just need to blog without the hassle of loading your browser … perhaps mars edit will be the ultimate tool?
whether or not i’ll be able to upload pictures etc is another matter …
the bonus about mars edit is that i can connect to flickr to insert any picture i have there
technorati tags may be a little more difficult … at the moment i use a form from the landmark project to create them – which means running the browser!
will have to think about how i can get around it …
ok – well – i’ve been playing with some new STUFF over the last few days/weeks …
Twitter – kinda like a giant online global conversation
Flock – new kind of browser that integrates all sorts of social networking stuff – blogging from within flock is quite seamless – especially if you have multiple blogs
Diigo – bookmarking on steroids – i previously have used del.icio.us for bookmarking
Cellfone – heh – i got a new cellphone (Motorola RAZR V3X) and have been playing with camera and video functions – and mobile posting of pictures to Flickr & Photobucket and mobile posting of videos to Youtube
(notice how i like the word stuff … and dragonsinger?)
gary vaynerchuk » Twitter vs Facebook….kinda – my 2 minute take on life
tags: Facebook, Twitter
This is an interesting vlog talking about the power of Twitter to potentially overtake Facebook.
Picnik – edit photos the easy way, online in your browser Annotated
tags: photos, tools, web2.0
Photo editing made fun
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It’s fast, easy, and fun.
photos today … actually these are from yesterday
first photo is what i had in my classroom
second is what has been added
as it’s a software/system trial i will have to keep a log of problems as well as what we do on the computer – how much we are using it (so we can sell to BOT when the time comes to advocate for more than one computer in a classroom)
a tough day today – back in class after 5 days off – my autistic boy very difficult – tantrums all day … so a nice surprise to get some extra computing power put into my classroom – i forgot to take pix but will do tomorrow …
basically i’m trialling a ‘thin client’ system called softxpand and have one computer and 4 workstations set up (lovely, shiny new flat screens and all!)
our technician has set it up for me to trial and i will be keeping a log of PMIs and activity – both for the vendor and for our board (cos if it’s good i’m gonna want to keep it and will need to show how i’ve been using it)
my kids all wrote letters to the boss today asking for us to be the ones to get the computers – we weren’t expecting it to happen so fast!
DLC #3 – literacy – this time about nouns, verbs, adjectives, and simple grammar conventions
i think i’ll trial as a whole class activity in the computer lab – working in pairs
DLC #2 Simple circuits
i’ll trial this with a small group