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CUE Annual Conference – Poster Session

Hosted my first poster session today!  I had such a great time meeting with colleagues from around the world, literally!  It was a great experience – I even had a great chat with two beautiful ladies from Glogster, and pitched some rennovation changes for the service to them directly. I will be updating the slides I made for today’s poster session here soon.  If my internet permits at my hotel tonight, it might be up tonight.  Otherwise, it will be up tomorrow night when I get home. I will also be updating my findings in another post, soon!  Stay tuned!

iPad 2 and its Educational Implications

By chance of luck I have a long prep period today, and I was able to watch the live blog on iPad 2 announcement on CNET as I type this post.  The iPad 2, while in general remain the same in its functionalities, have several new features that could prove to have great educational use down the road for teachers. New Features Breakdown for iPad 2 First Dual-Core Processor on a tablet device Up to 2x faster CPU Up to 9x faster graphics (while still using the same hardware) 1.3 lb. in weight (iPad 1 was 1.5) 8.8mm in thickness… Read More

FLASH Assignment 1 – Graphics and Symbols

Since I’m taking the Instructional Technology masters currently, I thought I’d share some of my assignments that’s quite fun. One of the classes I’m taking this quarter is Adobe Flash, a program I’ve been dying to learn since it was in Macromedia. So here’s our first assignment, focusing on color theory and creating a Flash movie with images and background. I vow to do all of my assignments in the MA using Pikachu…. Let’s see if I succeed. [kml_flashembed publishmethod=”static” fversion=”8.0.0″ movie=”” targetclass=”flashmovie”] [/kml_flashembed]

What is Web 2.0… and Web 3.0?

This was actually an assignment in class… But I really liked it and accidentally wrote it in blog style, so here it comes! It seems that merely a decade ago, people are satisfied with websites whose sole purpose is to distribute and display information. Websites were static, seldom updated (unless you are a geek who spends 20 hours of your day on your website alone) and requires learning the HTML codes to write (again, for geeks who know codes.) Average users, at best, can create a static page that shows some pictures, texts, and maybe a music or two in… Read More

Credentials…. I got you!

Just want to make a post here (hey, it IS my own blog, ain’t it? lol) to celebrate the fact that I just got my credentials from the State of California! That’s right~!  After a year-and-a-half long of laborious classwork, countless hours and money spent on the dreadful CSET tests, and the painful weeks of waiting, I finally received the e-mail that says I am now licensed to teach!  Woohoo! And just thought I’d share… I was told by many administrators they’ve never seen a CSET score printout this long before… LOL Yippie~! ^_____^ —Teresa

Goal as a Teacher for 2010-2011

As I’m grading and trying to meet the deadline for the grades…. I got to thinking.  What are my goals for next school year?  Let me list it and then, by next May (yay for private schools letting us out early… I’d get to finish my finals without fear! lol) let’s see how well I’ve done. Grade ASAP – Let this be a goal of a returning homework to students no more than 2 days after they turned it in! Be more organized – Make good use of file cabinets, folders, and stuff… I need to practice what I preach!… Read More