Tuesday, April 28, 2009

GPS Assignment

The first picture was from Lisa and my first cashe we were suppose to find. We looked everywhere. Then Nate and Megan showed up looking for the same cashe. Again we were unsuccessful in finding the cashe so we took a picture together showing that we did not find it. The second picture is of Lisa and I with the second cashe we were suppose to find. It was in a tree!

So the difficulty I found with the GPS and geocashing was that the coordinates given to us were not the exact ones where the cash was hidden. I know that it can be impossible to get the exact coordinates, but Lisa and I would end up about twenty feet away from where the cashe was. So we were placed in a general area, just not very close to the actually position of the cashe. I would love to incoorperate GPS's into my classroom when I teach a unit about degrees, angles, and coordinates. It would provide a great activity for my students to get involved and really get to understanding the material I teach.

It was a great day to do that activity and I really enjoyed it!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Delicious is a great way to keep my bookmarks all together in one place where I can get at them from any computer. I could use Delicious for a class research project where I would choose the website that my students would use. This would be a way to monitor what they are looking at online.

Here is the link to My Delicious account

Monday, April 20, 2009

My Prezi

I found Prezi to be a fun new way to give power point presentations. I like how I have access to it through the internet and I don't have to upload it on a USB drive to share. The one downfall I can across with Prezi is how with the public version there are only a hand full of layouts to choose from.

To View my 39sec Prezi, click on the link blow:

Geometer's Sketchpad Prezi

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Zotero Examples

Book found on Amazon.com on WWII
My notes on the WWII website with Zotero

Zotero is a great way to keep the websites I research all in one place. Right away I knew I could use Zotero for my project on Green Architecture because all of my resources are online. Also provides a way to organize my online information I want to save. The best part about it is that I can add my own notes and highlight things without printing off information. A great way for going green and saving a tree!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Google SketchUp Study Area

I finally got the hang of Google SketchUp to do the assignment. I am very proud of my study area! :D

Sunday, April 5, 2009

My Webcam Experience

Hello All!

I just had to share my experience with my webcam and video calling on MSN.

My dad called me on Thursday night and told me he finally got his webcam. So I told him to get an MSN Live Messenger account so we could talk and see each other. When we got everything to work it was so amazing! I got to see my parents and brother who live 1800 miles away from me. I chatted with my parents for a bit and my mom and I got to show each other our new hair do's.

Now with my dad and I both hooked up with webcams I can tutor my brother through MSN more effectivly now! This will really come in handy when my brother starts taking Calculus next year. Not to mention my parents keep bugging me about finding time to get online and chat some more.

Technology: Connecting families one webcam at a time!

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Tweeter-what?! That's right, I said Tweeteorology! It is an application for Twitter in which Twitter users can get the forecast to their desktop for their area code. Follow the Tweeteorology link to the application website and enter in your zip code for an up to date weather forecast and tweets from people in that area commenting on the weather.

I was thinking what a great application to be used in a Math or Science classroom with the teacher monitoring the students. Tweeteorology can be used for in the classroom where the students can predict the weather for future dates by recording the weather over a period of time. Also with the weather records from the previous years; students from year to year can predict the weather on say any particular date such as December 25 of every year!

In my Math classroom I could have a different student each day go onto the Tweeteorology website and look up and record the weather for that day. Then after a few weeks of recording I could incorporate that information into my lesson plans with graphs and growth and decay rates.

I like Tweeteorlogy for my own personal use. When I start my day I can look up what the weather is like before I even head outside. This allows me to dress properly. Also if I don't like the weather, I can vent my frustration on the Tweeteorlogy message board! Add it this application on your Twitter account today!