Web 2.0 for my preservice teachers

7:22 AM , 0 Comments

Well, I can't figure out what's going on with my links and embedded video in Desire2Learn, so I'm just going to recreate it here.  With that said, here's the message I couldn't get to display properly in Desire2Learn:

Hey guys!

This week we'll learn a little bit about Web 2.0 and Web 2.0 technologies.  Let's learn about some of the tools available to us as part of the Web 2.0 world by watching and listening to the following:

  1. Watch the video explanation of what a blog is:

  2. Next, watch a video on what RSS feeds are:

  3. Now watch a video on what Twitter is:

  4. But what about Podcasting? Here it is:

  5. Or Social Bookmarking?

  6. Wikis?

  7. Finally the last video? What is an example of a mashup?

  8. Now that you've seen those and have an idea what they are all about, go this week's podcast explaining this week's assignments.

Here are the links I've promised you in the podcast:

All in all, a pretty easy week. See you online! Dr. C


Goodbye, Firefox, Hello Chrome!

3:05 AM , 1 Comments

So by now I'm sure everyone's heard about Google releasing their own web browser, Chrome.

I've downloaded it, I've installed it, and I've used it.

I guess the only thing I have yet to figure out how it's going to work is all the Firefox extensions and add-ins that I use. But that notwithstanding, isn't enough of a concern. I LOVE CHROME.

I'm sold.

Hasta la vista, Firefox! I'm a Chrome man now.