Thursday, May 19, 2005

E-Folio

This post contains links to various text documents that make up my e-folio. I have pieces on, Happiness, Viruses, River Hogs, a book review, Recipe piece, and an piece exmining the the consideration of re-institution of the U.S. draft, I didn't have enough time to upload the kitchen sink, next time maybe.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Mmmm, Grades. (transcendent)

Content, good. Frequency, good. E-folio, good. Lots of content through a decent amount of posts, some e-folio projects, and reflections, good. Hyperlinking, discussion, progressive thinking, good.

I believe my opinion towards grading is; I concur. Elle has some great points, as does Tyr, and Student. I think that content and understanding of technology through useful application, are the key points. Frequency is important to an extent, subject focus is of course important, but i think content is the essential factor to grade, but not just content of posts but content of thinking, responding to questions, searching for answers, reading through the community surrounding your blogs, and using the technology.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Whacking and Hacking

The FBI has recently confirmed last year's New York Times article about the junevile Sweddish hacker. The attacks were identified at Cisco Labs, and the youth is being charged for crimes. The article also talks about other attacks on Patuxent River Naval Station, White Sands Missile Range, and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Hackers are one of the things that worries me about online school journaling, what if someone got into the server and deleted the e-folios? Or found the ip adresses of kids who sign on from home? I don't. Hmm.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Thinking about something

I was reading Will's latest, and I agree that all students need to contribute in some form or another, and that teachers need to work with students in creating content. It is important to get teachers knowledgeable of the technology, because I think alot of skepticism is assiociated with this technology, and some individuals are just opposed to change, and the sooner the idea becomes acknowledged the closer we are to getting it accepted.

Will says;

We need to create a culture of contribution in our schools where our students' work is not only celebrated but put to use in meaningful ways.

I agree full-heartily that we must focus on meaningful contribution, and that the technology of blogging, wikis, and podcasts will be the straightest route to that type of community. Isn't 'meaningful contribution' the essense of a wiki?

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Text Snowball is Building

I posted several of my old news stories in Ourmedia.com and I'm just waiting for it to complete the links and I'll post them here. It's interesting looking of my writing as it time progresses. I will post some more non-new stories later on but for now I'm glad to have given my mental iceberg a tip above water. My E-folio is up and will kicked into running. For now I'm off to surf a tsunami through cyber space.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Writing, again.

I'm working on a short story involving a character that was the main character in a story I've already written. I want to give the character more depth, because my previous tale has caused some moral/mortality issues, and I think exploring these will help define the character. I don't know whether I want to write a prequel, sequel, or an encompassing parallel perspective. I already have some ideas, notes, random scenes, ect, that have compiled as the character patrolled my head, obviously unsatisfied by his creation. I'll post again about this when I've been beaten back to reality my random inspiration.

Peace,
Joe

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Hmmm

I think the idea of a blog, used as a true blog, is the essential tool in accessing the utopic fountain of knowlege known as the world wide web. The idea of presenting ideas, backed up with others people's ideas, that are cited from various works, and hvaing the ability to let someone elese basically learn with you, by possibly hyperlinking every step of the way. Blogging with hyperlinks could etch paths that only refined knowlege could travel, because false knowlege falls short when questioned for its source.

Unfathomable

1. I use blogs to record the occurance of the everyday unusual.

2. I think blogs could be useful in getting asignments, fully understanding subjects, and homework help, etc.

3. Home computer problems, internet connection problems, anonymous posting, hackers, viruses, etc.

4. I think that is the blog were to remain strictly school oriented it would be useful for the world to see. I.E. Teachers seeing students questions on assignments ect.