Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Adding widgets, avatars, gadgets, your blog

The first step is to open up an internet window with your blog open and you signed in. You need to be in the Layout tab. Second step, open another window where you want to or have already found your tool that you want to add. For example, the TeacherTube video that you want to add should be open in this window. Next, scroll down the page to the bottom right to select and copy the "embedded" code.Now you're going to go back to the internet page that has your blog layout open. Click on new page element, then html/javascript.A new window will appear. Paste the code you copied in the large box labeled content. If you would like to add a title you may. Once finished, click save at the bottom of the box. Now click view blog at the top of your page to see your new video or widget! Yaahhhhh! Nice job! Add a comment below or email me if you have any further questions

Monday, May 19, 2008

Madison Plains

Well I am back in the office after spending a great week teaching SmartBoards at Madison Plains. An excellent group of teachers and staff! Also a wonderful school district that has put their energy into updating their technology resources. They have worked very hard to achieve grants to buy their SmartBoards and succeeded very nicely. Now with me, I am working on updating my wiki site with the SmartBoards tools and tutorials that I used at the workshop. Make sure to check it out!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Creating a Blogger Tutorial

Tomorrow I am teaching a one hour Webinar on Blogs. I'm currently working on making a small Blogger picture tutorial in Acrobat. This is part of the reason for this post, so I can capture to screen in order to demonstrate how to create a new post! Feel free to comment below if you would like some questions answered about blogs...

Friday, April 18, 2008

I went to Jackson...

Yesterday I made the scenic drive down to Jackson. Not a cloud in the sky, I had my music playing, and the sky window on my car open! Life is good!
Steve and the teachers in Jackson were wonderful: it was a great Google Apps. workshop. I want to send out a thanks to Steve for all of his help. It was nice to have his input and assistance yesterday. Thank you Jackson for a great day!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Fun with Web 2.0

Well I just finished adding a Voki of myself to my wiki site. Check it out: Alyssa Baker's wiki. The Voki website is very easy to use, it pretty much walks you through how to build your own Voki. If you want to make your own Voki go to Voki website.

Friday, April 11, 2008

OCTA Ohio Career and Technology Administrators

Yesterday I spent the day at the OCTA Conference. I presented Podcasting to three different round tables. I was very impressed with the administrators and their desire to learn new technology! There were so many great questions asked during my round table presentation. It was definitely an enjoyable day. Hopefully I sparked some interest and enthusiasm with podcasting! :)

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Back in Action!

Well Spring Break at our member schools has ended and we are back to work with our Spring/Summer workshops. I'm excited about our new offerings! Plus, in June, Rachel and I are teaching the Summer Academies at the three different locations! Great things are happening!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Amanda Clearcreek

Yesterday I taught Microsoft Office 2007 and Adobe Acrobat 5.0 at Amanda Clearcreek. I just want to say that the folks in Amanda are very friendly and a great group to work with! Also, wonderful facilities with GREAT technology! Thank you Amanda!!!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Daryl Stout
Why should you never iron a 4-leaf clover? You don't want to press your luck.

Irish Saying
There are only two kinds of people in the world, The Irish and those who wish they were.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Busy at Work

Well yesterday I built my first Wiki. I'm teaching a couple Web 2.0 classes in the near future and wanted to have a Wiki to present. My new Wiki can be viewed at Check out my new Wiki and maybe build your own! Feel free to post any comments or questions on my blog. I'll be sure to respond! Wiki! Wiki!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Fun in Mount Vernon, OH with Digital Pen Pals!

Rachel and I ventured up to Mount Vernon to have some fun presenting a workshop on Digital Pen Pals. Our participants were a load of fun. One of our activities was exploring blogging. We searched blogs ranging from baseball, card playing, rock bands, and many many more! We love Mount Vernon!

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Back on the Home Front

Yesterday was one of those crazy snowy winter days that remind you of the fact you should have just stayed in bed! I woke up to take my dog out only to slip and fall on sheets of ice. I then carried out all my work materials to start my car and realized that all my doors were completely frozen other than my trunk door! I then preceded to climb through the back and start my car. I then began my journey on the back roads of Buckeye Lake slipping and sliding. After nearly sliding off the road twice I decided I should just head back and work in the comfort of my own home. CRAZY!! But now I'm back at work and loving it! Cabin fever had definitely started to set in.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Winter Wonderland

Who said Buckeye Lake is nothing but a small ugly puddle! It is beautiful out at the lake today. The lake is frozen with a thick layer of white snow. My dog Magnolia and I just took a freezing walk around parts of it. For some reason, no matter how cold it is, she loves being outside! For me, today is a great day to cuddle up on the couch, work on my laptop, and watch the snow fall...

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