Saturday, June 6, 2009

MAT Analysis & Podcasts

Utilizing the MAT analysis tool was interesting. Not sure when I would be able to use it in the setting I'm in, but should the need arise, it's nice to know that there are tools available to do the job. Jill, Jasmine, and I worked together as the programs would not download on my computer. Only part would download on Jill's, and Jasmine's was the only one that had all the information we needed. But we all experimented with it and noted that none of us came up with the same figures on anything.

On another note, I've been trying to download music to my ipod. Apparently, the computer it was on (PC) doesn't support the nano ipod I have so I could not transfer. Trying to upgrade that program so I can transfer. If that doesn't work, I will have to copy the music to CD's and put it on my computer. I don't want to go that route as I really have a lot of music I've collected for class use.

On a positive note, the podcasts I selected are already in my itunes ready to download. At least I can listen to that during my flight if I don't figure out how to deal with the music issue.

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  1. Yesterday was a very long day. My son's godmother was headed to the States this morning and with the limitations on luggage, she was going to take mine ahead so I wouldn't have to deal with it when I go. So, after washing and putting away costumes from school, I had to pack.

    In between that, I tried for the third time to download the latest itunes to the PC. Voila'! It finally downloaded completely. Then I had to restore my ipod to factory settings and finally was able to download music. I had to select a variety, some that I just enjoy myself, and some that would be suitable for teaching or after-session dancing. By the time I got to bed, it was about 2:30 in the morning.

    Started today at 6:30 to drive to the airport. Took care of a few errands on the way home. Stopped at Southern High School where Jill was to use their binding machine. Got home and conked out for awhile.

    In the afternoon, I sat down to check email and lo and behold I had a request to accept a skype contact. In the process of trying to follow the instructions for that, I must have called Jill who happened to be on the computer at the time. We were both so excited that we had made contact. The three of us had just spent part of Sunday having someone go over how with us how to use skype.

    Bottom line, in two days, I have used more technology, and read and followed more instructions trying to accomplish tasks on the computer than I do in a year. Things don't seem as impossible as they use to. Besides learning about so many different things in technology that could improve learning in the classroom, I've gained so much more confidence in trying to accomplish tasks. Good, good feeling . . .