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Sunday, December 16, 2007

A more intelligent form of procrastination...

It's about this time of year that monotonous tasks begin to seem more exciting. I'm in the midst of cramming for finals and after sitting in the same position for the last five hours reading psychology text, just about ANYTHING seems more exciting. While I typically resort to checking my email obsessively (just to find that-surprise!!- I've recieved more junk mail at 1:38 in the morning!) or simply checking facebook obsessively, I've decided it's time to come up with a more productive form of procrastination.

Therefore, I decided to actually read some of the blog entries that are currently noted as "new" on my Bloglines account. I set up my RSS feeds (I think that's correct use of the terms, but I could be wrong...) during a "Teaching with Technology" class a few semesters ago. My professor recommended a few educator blogs to add, which I did, but I've been quite lax in actually reading them.

So, I suppose, fittingly, the one blog post I actually have gotten around to reading today was a post by my professor, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach in her blog 21st Century Learning. She posted the most amazing videos from a grad student, Johnny Lee, on how to use a wii remote to make a smartboard! Now, I had a little trouble following the exact instructions, but the possibility of creating a technology tool THAT amazing with materials THAT cheap astounds me. It just further excites me about the possibilities and oppotunities that will literally be surrounding me when I begin to teach in less than a year.

That being said, I must return to actual schoolwork now. I resolve to be much better about reading other educators' blogs, as I do think it is important to keep up with all the current information that's out there (and by looking at the number of unread blog entries I have, that's a WHOLE lot of information!)

Until next time, I hope everyone is having a wonderful evening and a happy holiday season!

3 Comments:

Blogger Sheryl said...

I find myself looking for distractions too. Have you made it over to Twitter yet? Great community, be sure and check it out. Create an account, add me, then look through who I am following and add a few folks to follow.

You will learn a lot. I do, everyday.

21st Century Collaborative

2:47 AM  
Blogger jfccrunner said...

I'm still a little confused about how Twitter works and what exactly you are supposed to do with Twitter...I've gone to check it out, but I guess I haven't read enough about it. I suppose I'll have to try it to actually understand better?

8:21 PM  
Blogger pansy said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

Kate
http://educationonline-101.com

6:11 AM  

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