Monday, October 24, 2005

Pat's past 3 weeks of October

Our Title III group met today for our regular Monday morning meeting. We coordinate schedules for the week and let each other know what we plan to concentrate on for the past week.

We'll need to develop a "Time and Effort" report monthly, so this post will address briefly what I've been up to the past couple of weeks. I'm too young too have a "senior" moment, but let me tell you, it's easy to forget a lot of little things one does, so this forum will help aid my memory when it comes time to fill out "the real thing".

I begin each day with time devoted to finding "what people are doing with technology" articles. It's amazing what types of things are being done in K-12 today. I believe this to be our anchor, as many high schools have rich technology programs in their curriculums and these are the students whom we will have as their next contact.

I've spent a week researching blogs and their use in business & industry and in the classroom. I think many people see these as a "hobby" where people write in them as a "diary". Blogs are much more than that. Besides the traditional "live journal" or "diary", they are used to create websites. In this manner, one doesn't need to know FrontPage or Dreamweaver or a graphic software program like PhotoShop. It's a way to make your presence on the web without technical knowledge.

It's also used as a discussion tool. You can create a group blog with each member of the group having access to it, tocreate discussion or add to discussion.

They're also used as a means to let others see your research. Whether it's articles you've read and discussed or links that you've found.

I've created a blog for our Title III group to see how to create one for one, but for two to see what will transpire down the road because we utilize it.


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