Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Will Richardson's Book

I am excited to read Will Richardson's new book about PLN's. Hopefully it will give me some ideas.

Personal Learning Networks (An Excerpt)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Ipad advantage

The Ipad does have some GREAT advantages. I don't have to carry around a heavy computer. It has a great display. It is easy to use. It has great sound,especially when you plug it into some speakers.

I have been disappointed in some of the apps though. Even ones that I like on the Ipod haven't worked as well on the Ipad. Some of them need more development also, like the Prezi app. Which is REALLY too bad, because I like using Prezi and I would like the convenience of only carrying the Ipad around rather than my laptop, especially to conferences. But if I can't play the prezi on it, it limits its capability.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Interested to try this

One of the new emerging technologies I am using in both the tech grant I work on and math classes that I teach is Tableau Public. It is a data visualization software built primarily for business, but now being used by bloggers worldwide to add interactive visualizations of data to their blogs. A friend of mine works there and is specifically working on an Ipad application of the software. So with that said, I decided to embed a vis in my blog to see how it looks on the Ipad.

This vis was created by Annette Greiner using the USDA's Activity Rates and Health Living Data Set. It gives a picture of the Geography of Diabetes:

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Online PLC

Still struggling with the online PLC concept and how to get it going. I know it is going to take ME initiating and putting myself out there and blogging first for them. I am just overwhelmed by all I am doing and blogging with them is one more thing. I know I need to work this out, but I might have to clear a few things off my plate first.