Monday, July 16, 2007

July 16

Thanks to everyone for your supportive comments! Preparing the PowerPoint presentation for today was not quite as challenging as doing the first one last week. After I completed my research and wrote my basic information, I only needed two hours (instead of four last week) to format the slides, choose the background, do the animation, etc. Thanks to Rachel, who posted some web sites with info on apa documentation, I figured out how to do my Bibliography in apa form. That was easy! I am now feeling more comfortable with blogging, using PowerPoint, using Blackboard, and just generally trying things technological.
I was so excited to learn about various emerging technologies from my peers today. You all did such great work. I was particularly taken with the digital storytelling presentation that Cindy did. Wow--the creative possibilities of that medium are endless! I think I will take the digital storytelling class next summer. I was so excited just to be able to follow and understand most of the presentations. I am very pleased to understand terms such as "open source" and "closed source" programs. Professor Luch, you are converting me slowly away from being a techno-phobe.


Nancy said...

You were very confident during your presentation yesterday. This is my first class using Blackboard and I think it has been very helpful. I like having the syllabus available, knowing the daily class assignments and being able to track my grades. I am sure your students will benefit from your increased knowledge.

Janet said...

I'm glad to hear things are becoming easier for you, Jody:) Most of the time it is just a matter of experience to make us feel comfortable in what we are doing.

Vincent said...

I am pleased to hear that I was able to help you understand the difference between open and close srouce.
The two are different only fundamentaly, but their implications economicaly for schools and for getting affordable computers to those who are less fortunate are tremendous.

Anne said...

I totally agree with you about being converted from a techno-fob. (I think that's what you called it.) I love that term:)
Anyway, I have to agree with you about all that we learned. I also loved Cindy's power point. It brought tears to my eyes. It's amazing what we can do with technology.

Gwinyeo Kwak said...

I hope it is helpful for you. ^^