Sunday, January 30, 2011
There were actually several sites that were of interest in the Web 2.0 link. I really liked the Oobgolf website. My daughter and I are starting to play a lot of golf and it is interesting to see so much different information on one site. Since also starting my twitter account I have followed new tweets that are beneficial to the Masters Program at FPU.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
This week I created my twitter account. I have always used my husbands’ account in the past, so I am looking forward to having my own with my interests. I am also looking forward to setting up my Flickr account as well. I already have a facebook so I am trying to decide if I want to make a new one that is geared towards my Masters program or just use my personal account.
The Editorial- Examining Social Software in Teacher Education four components were discussed. The first component stated that social software supports scaffolding, where students receive support from other students, teachers and parents. Social software also encourages active participation as well as a learning environment that provides opportunities that otherwise may not be available. Lastly the learning communities provide a safe environment where students can try out their ideas and interact with each other. I found it interesting about the story the author used as his introduction. The social software can be a bad thing, but used in the correct tone can be beneficial to academia.
In the ever changing times of budget woes especially directed at libraries, it was interesting to learn about the emerging technologies available to assist libraries in increasing interest and attendance. Blogs, RSS feeds, podcasts, Vodcasts and web conferencing are all avenues libraries can take to increase knowledge to the public about their services. Wikis for myself is of concern due to the fact users are able to freely create and edit a web page using any browser, with no accountability even if the material is factual or not.
After reading this article I have become more aware that certain social networks (myspace and facebook) are being utilized to create more interest in public libraries. These tools are helping people electronically converse more about book and products in ways they never have. As technology continues to evolve and dominate, books need to be kept alive in libraries trough other means.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
My name is Tamara Maiocco. I actually go by the name Tami. I live and work in Bakersfield, Ca. I currently am a Physical Education teacher at Bakersfield High School where I also coach Junior Varsity Boys Tennis. I am the mother of two girls. Mary, who is 21 and attends college and Laurynn, age 13 attends Stockdale Christian Elementary. I am married to Vince Maiocco, who is the Head Baseball coach and full-time Instructor at Taft College located in Taft, Ca. We also attend Laurelglen Bible Church in Bakersfield. As a family, sports are an important part of our lives. Our free time is spent either participating in sports or watching sports. Our favorite teams are located in the Bay Area, the World Series Champions, San Francisco Giants and also the San Francisco Forty Niners. We also enjoy watching the San Jose Sharks. All of us enjoy participating in sports as well. Vince loves to road bike, where he sometimes will ride close to 50 miles a day. I enjoy running and playing golf. Mary just completed her second season playing college volleyball and Laurynn is beginning her journey with private lessons in Golf. I believe I currently have my “dream job”. I enjoy interacting with high school students and enjoy having my summers off.