Join me on my writing journey each week as I post to the Tuesday Slice of Life sponsored by Stacy and Ruth from Two Writing Teachers.
I promised myself that I would write my posts on Sunday nights during the school year even though I'll wait until Tuesday Slice of Life to post them. I know if I don't write my post tonight that it might not happen on Tuesday since Wednesday is our first day of school. My son-in-law is coming on Tuesday and my daughter remarked to him that he was brave "to enter the eye of the storm" (translation - my frenzy before the first day of school). He will probably be put to work. My husband avoided this storm and is on a business trip this week!
I continue to be overwhelmed with the technology in our world and realize that there is never enough time to explore all the things I wish to learn. Tonight I jumped into my first twitter conversation on #titletalk. There's a lot that I still don't understand, but I plunged in anyway. Now I want to change my profile picture on twitter, but I can't figure out how to make it the right size. Sigh! So for now I still have the egghead picture.
Finally, I have enjoyed viewing book trailers on various blogs, and I want to learn how to save them so I can share them with my students. Can anyone enlighten me? How do you keep them organized?
Monday is our district technology day. Another delicious opportunity for this old dog to learn some new tricks! Here's my virtual toast - "May we all continue to be learners for the rest of our lives!"
Thank goodness us "old dogs" can still learn new tricks. Sometimes I can hardly believe I can do some of the things I know how to do using technology... then I think of all I don't understand. I always have problems similar to the ones you mention, and if I go to a "help" menu, it's no help at all, because usually I have no idea what it is talking about. Thank goodness to the "young pups" willing to be patient and helpful!ReplyDelete
I was mentored gently by my colleagues at our tech day yesterday! Thank goodness for their guidance.Delete
I think if you go to your photo program (like iPhoto) & look for how to share photos electronically, it will help you re-size. As for the organizing, I just make a new bookmark folder & bookmark them. Then you just find the bookmark folder & there is the video. Best wishes for your learning. I love tech, so spend a lot of time figuring stuff out, so don't feel bad, it'll happen. Congrats on your tweeting. Follow me & I'll return the favor. I'm @LBaieReplyDelete
Thanks, Linda for the tips and encouragement.Delete
Good for you! Welcome to Twitter :) @mselke01ReplyDelete
It can suck up a lot of time... so just keep that in mind!
I'm trying to keep my time there flitting for now!Delete
Good for you that you plunged in and took the chance. I gave up on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest - the technology, I'm afraid, was just too overwhelming for me...sigh!ReplyDelete
Yeah for you jumping into the technology fray. It is a puzzling world but with guidance the "old dogs" will learn new tricks.ReplyDelete
I wish I could answer your tech questions, but I have quite a few of my own. What is your twitter name?ReplyDelete
I'm @MargaretGSimon. I started my students on Edmodo and Kidblogs this year. So far, so good.
Carry on and Keep Calm.
I'm proud of you...I want to try too...however, I need a data package for my phone and my husband is not willing to let me buy a new phone for a person who looses it so often ! I will live vicariously through your new experience. xo nancReplyDelete
Kudos to you for jumping into Twitter. I recently started Tweeting, but it's been a bumpy road. Good luck!ReplyDelete