Friday, September 24, 2010
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.
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
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.