Presentation of My Fabulous Work Submitted by the amazing CINDY SHEIDY
Twitter <ul><li>My Twitter acct. is:twitter.com/csheidy1397. </li></ul><ul><li>You can reach me @csheidy1397. </li></ul><ul><li>I have 13 followers, some of whom seem very silly and not worth my while. I was shocked when a few worthy folks wanted to follow me! I have discovered there is a lot of politics on Twitter. </li></ul><ul><li>I am following Megan Monahan and I just can't see myself tweeting like she does! </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly, I force myself to peck around few hours weekly. I have found some tweeter groups I have knowledge of, ie. Abilitations/School Specialty. I am following 35 people and groups. I like the groups for now - like CEC, Ed. IEP, and PBS Teachers because it's less personal. I still haven't found someone who isn't a bragging show-off (sorry - I'll keep looking, no offense to Megan!). </li></ul>
Twitter cont. <ul><li>I have learned how to navigate around relatively well. I still struggle with the # of characters and my need to have appropriate spelling and punctuation. (If I keep practicing I think I'll get over it.) I think I actually bookmarked a video I really enjoyed on autism to my Delicious account! </li></ul><ul><li>I click on the hashtags of interest, but I have to be honest and admit I haven't hashtagged anything. I think you'll find me in the fourth column to the right on that rubric! I posted my classroom website - and someone told me they liked it! (She should see my Animoto video!) But I'm still not changing the world. </li></ul>
IT'S DELICIOUS! I choose to use Delicious as my social bookmarking tool. The first step I took was to bookmark material I collected in the past and stored in LiveBinders. http://www.delicious.com/stacks/view/DhSfTU
Around the World in 180 School Days <ul><li>Around the World in 180 School Days was a unit developed by one of my teaching peers. I liked it and copied it. Someone else liked it and copied it this year. Delicious is a great way to share our research. And whoever is using our good ideas can add to them when our stacks are published. A huge stack of resources can be created for this one unit. </li></ul><ul><li>I also saved videos from LiveBinders that I have used with my class for cooking lessons on Memorial Day and Labor Day. I show the videos using an LCD projector then the class votes on the recipe we will make. Again with Delicious, I can share and accept contributors (which only makes me look good!). </li></ul><ul><li>I created a new stack of Personal Interesting Education Stuff - </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.delicious.com/stacks/view/RsKsHH </li></ul>
Finally, I created a stack for The Ancient Celts. This was a unit I created as my contribution to an Ancient Civilizations curriculum. I didn't know about LiveBinders or Delicious (or anything) then and all of my work is saved in a notebook (you know-a black binder with rings!). I'd like to expand this to a stack when I find the great sites I went to (especially the BBC). So much easier to save your material this way! Looking for someone to add to it.
Welcome to FACEBOOK! <ul><li>Or not! I am not feeling terribly fond! Facebook seemed like the most appropriate venue for me to be social with my teaching peers. Everybody's on Facebook. I felt it would be the best way for me to share my classroom "product" and advertise for business. I admit I was helped along by one of my Instructional Assistants. She showed me how to get started and then the 2 of us imported pictures of the products our students create. What I didn't realize was I needed a fan page, not a personal page. Later in lesson 3, I discovered the fan page and decided that was best for me. </li></ul><ul><li>So we tried to create our fan page and that's when Facebook fell apart. We have spent days trying to figure out how to launch that fan page! We have tried different e-mail addresses, </li></ul>
passwords. We have imported pictures from my previous Facebook account .We have texted each other and talked on the phone at 7:30 in the morning on our days off. And finally, we have contacted Facebook. If everybody's on it, it must be pretty easy. So why is it so hard? I just don't know. But in the end and for the purpose of this class...
Welcome to Facebook - or not you can find me at CINDY SHEIDY QUAKERTOWN CENTER, which is the name of my classroom. And by the way, we cannot, according to Facebook, put a "like" button on our IU website. We still cannot figure out why. Finally, I participate in a Moodle community with the IU.
Other ways to connect... <ul><li>I looked at glogster and Scribblar, and I started a Scribblar account. But in the end, I found Animoto to work best for me. I created a video on papermaking, which is a staple activity in my classroom. I posted it on Facebook and am seeking advise from my tech guy at the IU regarding how to post it on my classroom website. It was fun, easy and I am glad I upgraded! I would have gone for the "educational acct." but didn't have the time for this course's presentation. I have plans for using it with my students, sharing with my teaching peers, and personally. </li></ul><ul><li>http://animoto.com/play/SkUDmrtQ121nRn8GQ4AP8g </li></ul>
My favorite part of this course was Animoto. I really like doing things like that! It is probably my most useful tool. I have been both successful and challenged by Twitter and Facebook. Twitter can be an extremely useful means by which to increase my knowledge base. But I have to keep practicing. I am not a fan of Facebook (but I would really like to make a "fan" page!). Most of my "friends" have pictures of themselves from a decade ago and post useless, philosophi
Stay with me, I'm almost done! and the posting of their philosophical bla-bla is frequently ridiculous! BUT, it can be a useful means by which I can advertise my classroom. The IU uses the moodle community and the Multiple Disabilities Support teachers have their own moodle page. We log onto the discussion forum to e-mail each other and we are supposed to share...
Thanks for having me again! but most of peers don't know how to use it for anything other than e-mailing the group. Social networking requires some knowledge of how to use it. Gaining this knowledge requires time to learn. I think that is the greatest stumbling block - finding the time to learn and do, repeatedly.
My collection of work (thus far)... <ul><li>Twitter - csheidy1397 </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook - Cindy Sheidy Quakertown Center </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.delicious.com/stacks/view/HBI3o7 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.delicious.com/stacks/view/QRTE5G </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.delicious.com/stacks/view/DhSfTU </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.delicious.com/stacks/view/RsKsHH </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.delicious.com/v2/rss/csheidy </li></ul><ul><li>http://animoto.com/play/SkUDmrtQ121nRn8GQ4AP8g </li></ul><ul><li>(I don't understand why these links cannot be clicked on for immediate access, except of course the 1 for Delicious?) </li></ul>