Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Surfing to Weaving

Miguel Guhlin's article,"Storing Bookmarks Online," http://www.techlearning.com/showArticle.php?articleID=180204035
got me thinking just how true the name "web" really is now. At first it was just surfing the web. Maybe then the web could have been called "the waves" or "the tides." Now that everyone can contribute and link to other's works so easily; it really is a very intricate web not unlike a spider whose spinnerets can throw out silk to connect one piece to another. The Read/Write web is a true web and we are the weavers. In the words of Willy Wonka: "We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams."

With the Read/Write web thoughts and dreams are easily interconnected.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Discovering blogging

For me this has really been great fun learning about blogging, and now my own blog. Watch out. The first time I heard someone say the word "blog." I really had to laugh. It sounded like maybe a word that might have been from Lewis Carroll's "the Jabberwocky." In my head, I could imagine some slithy toves going: "Blog, blog, blog."

It made a little more sense knowing the word "blog" was what would happen if you said web log twenty times and fast. I really had no idea how easy they are to create and what wonderful canvases they are for written thought. A blog can be added to and linked and commented upon continuously. As a reading teacher, it excites me to see any idea which will motivate students in written form.

The weather where I live has been radical this week. It snowed monday. My children and I had a snowball fight. I think that is our first one of the fall. To share our fun with you. I've included a link to a virtual snowball.
(Don't say I didn't warn you}!

Please feel free to write how blogging has changed your perspective of writing and/or links to interesting blogs you have come across!