Thursday, December 2, 2010


We just finished doing a project with a partner. My partner was Amy who is from Philly. We decided to use Quizlet to make flashcards. Quizlet is a website that allows you to make flashcards and use flashcards other people have made to study things. We made flashcards with music terms on them. It was quick and really easy to use. I know some of my friends use this website to make flashcards for other subjects as well. http://quizlet.com/3470338/piano-flash-cards/

Monday, November 15, 2010


This week we used a cool tool called Pixton. It allows you to make comics about anything. It lets you make characters, design backgrounds, and make different types of comics. I made a comic about some of the things I like to do.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A New Way of Learning

For the past week we have been working on a project for ISTE's technology committee. We have been sharing about having laptops and how they help in schools. We made a prezi. Prezi is a great web tool. It allows you to make a poster type thing, and it lets you make a path and it zooms in on each part of the poster. It is great for presentations.
Our prezi is about all of the tools a computer allows a person to have. We listed some of the tools we have used this year.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

You Tell You

We used a website called You Tell You. It is like an online magazine or newspaper. People can sign up and write articles about what ever they want. Most of the articles include lots of pictures. It is very easy to use. I wrote an article about a trip I took a few years ago to France and Switzerland. Here is the link to My You Tell You article.

Friday, October 15, 2010


We made timelines on dipity about a person or organization. I did mine on Madeleine L'Engle, the author of A Wrinkle in Time, and one of my favorite authors from when I was little. I chose to do this about an author because I love to read.

Happy Birthday!

     This weekend is going to be busy. I have relatives coming today and leaving Sunday. On Sunday we are going up to my grandparents house to celebrate some birthdays in the family, my dad's, my grandpa's, and my cousin's wife's. It is also my grandpa's twin sister's birthday, but she lives on the east coast; so, she can't make it. October is a big month for birthdays in my family. So, happy birthday to them, especially my grandpa and great-aunt, who are turning 80! Hopefully I have time to fit in homework this weekend!

Friday, September 24, 2010

My Animoto

Create your own video slideshow at animoto.com.

We made slideshows on Animoto, which is a website that allows you to make slideshows of pictures and video with music put to it.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


One of the first web 2.0 tools we used was Juxio. It allows you to make a type of powerpoint online. You can upload photos and add captions. We used Juxio to make Powerpoints about our passions. Mine had a variety of things on it including traveling, history, reading, and music. We Skyped with one of the creators of the website. His name was Will. He then posted on a blog about how we used Juxio.

Meeting New People

We have met a lot of people during this journey. One of the first was Tom Whitby. He is and English teacher in New York. He has a great understanding of tools to help grow your PLN and how to use them. Have also met Will who is one of the creators of Juxio. I talked about that before. Maggie form Diigo also talked to us. Diigo is something that lets you highlight and put notes about different things you find on the internet. Kimmie from Symbaloo also talked to us. Symbaloo is a website that lets you create tiles that link you to a website. Another thing we are doing is talking having this class with another group of students in Philadelphia. Using the internet lets you connect with people all over the world in a second. It makes it easier to find people with you same interests and people who can help you.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My PLN Journey

So... I started this blog for my Web 2.0 and PLN class at school. We are learning to use Web 2.0 tools to broaden our PLN. PLN stands for Personal Learning Network which includes people we learn from and stuff like that. So far we have learned to use several new tools and met some new people. This class will help us expand the number of people who will be able to help us and teach us new things. Which I think would be really helpful to anyone. I am expecting this class to be very interesting. I hope I learn a lot by the end of the year and that my PLN has grown exponentially.