Tuesday, October 23, 2007

new hardware on its way!

Pardon this totally self-indulgent post, but I just wanted to squeal about the fact that my custom (read: tricked-out) iMac just shipped this morning! I can't wait, especially since I've just about reached my boiling point with my stupid D*ll laptop running the oh so buggy Vista (yes, I totally take the blame for bringing that into my own life). Anyway, if you're wondering why I didn't just wait until Friday (when the new Mac OS, Leopard*, is scheduled for release) the answer I'm giving is that I didn't want to have to wait for the backlogging that's sure to be a result of the mad rush...especially now, after the media has crowned Apple the #3 computer manufacturer. The real reason, however, is: I really just couldn't wait any longer!

*if you bought a mac after Oct. 1 of this year, you get to upgrade to Leopard for only $9.99, according to the Apple website.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Podcasting Poll

I put a poll on my Film Appreciation blog, which you can view here. The results are disappointing, partly because of the low number of responses (I have about 28 kids in the class), and partly because I don't even know if the respondents are my students in the first place. Hm, time to try a zoomerang instead?

Thursday, October 11, 2007

First Post

I'm a high school teacher and part-time professor of educational technology who has used weblogs and online journals for many years as a means of instructional delivery and student-teacher-student communication. I've just started integrating wikis and podcasts as well. I'd love to hear from other teachers who are on the same path!

Also, check out this great site for educators using web 2.0 practices: Classroom 2.0.