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Saturday, January 31, 2009

METC and FETC was exhilirating, inspiring and just plain FUN! I absolutely love jumping out of my regular life and conversing with new friends, (finally got to meet Jim Lerman after a year of online conversations!)and most of all challenging me to continuing my own personal learning, sharing and collaborating.
Thank you new friends, old friends for helping me and encouraging me!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


We now officially have a SMART president, I suddenly feel safer, better, and hopeful. I feel confident that Teachers will finally get the money and respect they deserve. I'm not taking these rose colored glasses off. I firmly believe President Obama will take care of our educators, well, I shall remain hopeful....and George, please stay in Texas...I never want to see your dumb mug again...

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Second Life Thoughts

By the title of this blog, you've already formulated your opinion...YEAH, SL rocks! or What the heck is she talking about THAT stuff for?
Well, thanks to my PLN of Google Certified Teachers and the first time the highlighted presenter couldn't show up (seriously, Beth, when the ice melts we'll try again!) I learned so much in a short time last night about SL.
Let's back up a bit, I did download the program, I did create a very cool name (sippina latte), that's it.
I heard David Warlick kick it down stating "The coolest thing you can do in Second Life is fly".. Really? That's it? I admire all that David does, but I'm gonna forge onward on my path of learning SL with some great GCTs...Peggy Sheehy, Lisa Thuman, Alice Barr...are you kidding? These ladies rock and I hope they can hold my hand when I step onto the ISTE isle...then MY hands will clap loudly!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy New Year!

Is this the coolest set of mailboxes you've ever seen? Now, tell me, when was the LAST time you used one?
Yeah, I mail thank you notes, a couple of bills but...umm, oh yeah, I'll use it again to mail my taxes!