Monday, January 28, 2008

Thing 1: Step 4 -- Creating an avatar

General feedback: I just created myself as an avatar in Yahoo. I have heard some talk about avatars recently. Lately, at an inservice the speaker talked of kids representing themselves from the avator list in their own web pages or blogs. The other time I learned about an avatar was when I was reading a book about schools and violence. A student had been creating avatars for people in that school, and then he was planning to kill the avatars he didn't like....those who had been bullying him for some time. I didn't really know what an avatar was until now.
Signing out......

Friday, January 25, 2008

Just starting the steps....with step 1

I have set up a blog and have wondered in the past how I could use blogs with my students. Teachers could also take advantage of blogs, and I'd like to give them some guidance. It does seem that many kids have already done this - moreso than the teachers. I am anxious to move on to more steps and to keep learning! It is Friday afternoon, however, and my mind is a little drained.