Friday, May 8, 2009


Although this last week was a personal disaster [my apartment flooding... an emergency relocation, living out of my car, finding a house, noting damages, rearranging bills, etc.] I have managed, although late with good reason, to complete the Webquest assignment. This assignment actually answered numerous question I had regarding how professors created/organized online classes. I've never created a web page, so my topic was something I actually assigned during my clinical...the student creation of an ABC Booklet focused on Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

EXCEL Formatting & Manipulating Raw Data

I have honestly not worked with Excel this much since I was enrolled in the required high school computer literacy course. The functions were not difficult to figure out, with the assistance of the "help" button... After I remembered the initial '=' sign, it was all up-hill. I was unsure where exactly to position the new data, so I just included it in the columns below the original information. I really needed this refresher on Excel, especially with the possibilities of recording such data in the future (grades, too).

Excelling in this course!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Google Assessments :o]

Here's the link to the "Romeo & Juliet" Quiz One. This google capability is amazing...this is very practical for online courses, since results can immediately be viewed and classified alphabetically. The instructional video was also very easy to understand. The questions all are capable of being answered correctly in my 9th Grade clinical Literature class.

Take it, go on!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


I am very glad there is such a web page as Rubistar. In my clinicals right now, I am actually helping my cooperating teacher with the instruction of Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet." I was given the option of assigning a short essay or create a mixed (T/F & Matching) assessment. In a couple weeks I am going to assign a persuasive essay, and eventually use this in my portfolio. The existing criteria is a nice thing to build on, and if I wasn't a poor college student, I would contribute to this site. :o]

rubric: Romeo & Juliet.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Windows Movie Maker!

Although I had the program, Windows Movie Maker, I've never used it. The program turns out to be very easy; however the instructional video in the course assignment was greatly appreciated! This is the first assignment, in a good while, which I haven't experienced some form of technological difficulties. :0] My computer, which I purchased for Christmas, does not have PowerPoint, so I use my roommate's computer...not the greatest piece of technology. Anyhow... transferring, saving, and publishing the slide show from PowerPoint to Windows Movie Maker makes the video not only easily accessible from my computer, but to post on the web, email, or use in the classroom. I will definitely be using this program again...Who doesn't like a movie?

Windows Movie Maker

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Google Presentations.

Published Presentation


The first link to is to the PowerPoint I uploaded, published, & previewed; the second one is the FTP link where I saved the PDF version I downloaded from Google, since you cannot publish PDF, only "share." I did 'share' it with the instructor. PDF is preferred, since it's so compatible. It was work figuring this out...however, I believe I have a basic understanding now. *wipes brow. The presentation is a group project from my undergrad studies of applying Literary Theory & my favorite author, Sylvia Plath. Enjoy.

Jeopardy PowerPoint!

Here's the Link to my Jeopardy Game; it features 12th Grade English Literature questions concerning five studied authors [Shakespeare, Milton, Poe, Chaucer, & London.] The questions are challanging, yet possible. :o] I've never used Action Buttons before, so it did take a while to understand the format. I would like to use this game-presentation in my student teaching next fall semester!

Thank you Alex.