Gary's Social Media Count

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My F2F Educational Technology Network--METC

Who says you can't multitask with the best of them...What's that song? Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right, here I am stuck in the middle......

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Learning about, Learning of..

Now that I know I'm going to have the pleasure of doing a Google 3 hour precon at FETC, working along side Dean is on to learning more about his work. I have heard of him many times, always in a good way and I respect him and his work ethic. (Seems he does alot for one educator!)

Now, I'm on the hunt to learn more about him and his work so I can grow and of course be further motivated in my educational technology endeavors. I can't think of anything more worthwhile than to learn from others..and I try to use THAT philosophy every day!

We've already started getting acquainted through Twitter...a great way to collaborate!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Ok, does everyone know these websites that have my attention lately or am I early?? (LOVE to be early!)
great place to develop content!
read anything in english, spanish or french!
a concept map--free! with all kinds of media embedded
Looking forward to working with the Missouri Business and Marketing Teachers at the Lodge of Four Seasons. DESE is such a great group of dynamic people!

Monday, November 17, 2008

A thought to ponder!

Now that we have a horse, I have found he actually eats less than our son! And another plus, I really don't have to cook oats!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

National Change your Password Day!

So far, I've been lucky, no one has stolen my identity. I've heard horror stories and they are still continuing for some of my friends. Lately, on twitter,( this is not documented yet), but a friend of mine at work asked me if I had jumped on this site and yes, gave my twitter name and password.
I KNOW better, but since it was suggested by a trusted friend, I trusted the site.. whoops, my first mistake.
I changed my password after this conversation and now I'm throwing this out to cyberspace..we should have more conversations about changing your passwords...we should each set time up during the year to actually do this task instead of waiting for an incident to happen. So I propose we change passwords quarterly...everyone should take time out of their busy lives to change their passwords...before their luck runs out....

Monday, November 10, 2008

Thanks to my fellow GCT!

This is the first place to just glance at all the favs of to organize this list!

All that is 2.0

Definitely life has changed in Web 2.0...we can do ANYTHING, quicker, better and most of all CHEAPER...(*remember those days of actually waiting to get a CD in the mail to load on your computer?)

Now, we need to organize! I have my own methods, and the wallpapers out there with all of them listed are "cute" and I've seen several people attempt to organize their as a Google Certified Teacher, I'm going to use SITES to make my tool box pretty and shiny, because I use that tool box EVERYDAY!!

Now when my Teachers need one of my tools, they will be ready and waiting...until then, you can still continue to use

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


It only took me 30 minutes to vote (rumor has it some Missourians took over 5 hours!!) and as I jumped from channel to channel, it was on the DAILY SHOW with Jon Stewart that I found out the man I voted for had won. At first, I thought he was joking, but my laptop was zoned in to CNN and yep, it truly was HISTORY...

For the first time, in a long time, I'm excited about the next 4-8 years. Yes, it's not going to all be flowers and fun, but I'm thinking we can find our way out of the toilet....

75 more days before there are NO MORE BUSHES in DC!!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

A moment 2 brag 'bout my baby!

My only daughter has been a joy since the day she was born. I have watched her in awe (and a bit of envy at times!) how she has grown into such a wonderful adult. Currently she is in her senior year of college and receiving a BFA very soon.
Being an Art Major has its own set of challenges..
What? not smart enough to get a real degree? Huh? You play with colored pencils?
But, my baby just sold her first art piece...cold hard cash on the line (and no, this person is NOT a relative!) maybe there aren't enough decimels on the other side of that period, but there will be...I know it's gonna happen...I just hope I'm around to get THAT phone call!
My daughter is the coolest woman on the planet...She has such a great joie le vivre!