Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Test blog from mobile phone

Please welcome Sandy to my blog!

I adopted Sandy (or Sandy adopted me) in August of 2004. This is his story:

I was hanging around the Heasley cottage in Kitty Hawk, NC. When these little kids started to play with me, I decided that this would be a good place to spend some time. That night after dark the kids went to bed and this big guy started swinging on the porch swing. I decided to jump up on the swing and sit beside him. As soon as he started to pet me I knew I had him.

The next morning he gave me some water and I decided he would be a good companion. Later that day the family fed me some turkey and I was hooked. The big guy showed me his bedroom and let me take a nap on his bed. Since my little kitty feet had a little sand on them and some of it ended up on the big guy’s sheets he decided to call me Sandy. In the afternoon the big guy took me for a short ride in his car. That night he bought me some real cat food and I was really starting to like this guy.

One Monday morning we took a drive to McDonalds so the big guy could get some breakfast. He then loaded our stuff in the car and we headed out for a long drive. I had a great time running around the car. I turned on the windshield wipers, the emergency flashers, and the radio! I also stepped on this little button that made the window go down. The big guy laid me on the passenger seat when I tried to steer the car. I kept trying to help him drive and he kept putting me on the passenger seat.

When we stopped for lunch the big guy put a container with a big towel on the passenger seat. I decided to let him drive the car and took a nap on his lap. I also sat on his shoulders as you can see from the picture I’ve attached. Eventually I took a long nap on the big soft towel while the big guy continued to drive.

Late that afternoon we arrived at this house in the woods. I get to run all over the house when the big guy is home and he still lets me sleep on his bed. I am really starting to like this new place and the big guy is treating me very well. (Signed Sandy-August 2004)

Monday, February 26, 2007

The Birth of a Blog

Never in a million years did I think I would be writing a blog. My main purpose is to explore the use of blogs as tools for teachers and students. I will begin teaching educational technology again in the fall at Elizabethtown College and I want to see how blogs and other tools work and how they may benefit my students and their students. At some point I may create a page like this one at SDSU.

I began learning more about webquests this evening and will probably incorporate a unit on webquests in my course this fall.

I also want to learn more about capturing, editing and publishing audio and video.

I hope to be able to incorporate some photos from my trips into my teaching (and this blog), such as this photo of the Independence Monument taken at the Colorado National Monument this past summer as I toured Colorado with my mother.

For those that haven't had the pleasure of visiting the Colorado National Monument, it is located west of Grand Junction Colorado near the Utah border. It is hard to take a bad photo as you wind your way along the 20-mile road through this beautiful national monument.