Archive for January, 2011

Teacher Challenge: Images in Blogs

This week’s Teacher Challenge has been great for me!  I have always been nervous when adding pictures that are not my own to blog posts; and so, I usually do not.

After reading the challenge post, I have realized that I can safely post images to my blogs using Creative Commons licensing.   I didn’t realize that by using FlickR, I could find the licensing information right there, and images without fear of breaking a copyright!

While working on this challenge, I realize it takes some time and effort to appropriately post images into a blog.  I know I will be using this often in the future, however, I plan to create my own images as much as possible to help alleviate the stress I tend to feel over copyright infringements!

**image by liewcf released under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

I am going to go bookmark today’s challenge post right now, to keep the reference handy!

Thanks again for the help Teacher Challenge!

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Edublogs Teacher Challenge 2011!

I joined!  The first challenge is to set up a blog complete with theme, title, and url.  I have had step one completed for about 2 years now.  Step two of this challenge  is to read and comment on other blogs, starting with the Teacher Challenge blog.   The third part of this challenge is to write a post answering a few basic questions about why I joined the Challenge.

I decided to join the challenge in early December to help me get back on track blogging and using Twitter for professional resources.  From 2008-2010 I participated in a group through our educational service unit known as “TIG“, Technology Integration Group.  Close to once a month we met to gather ideas for integrating technology into our classrooms and then share them throughout our schools.  It was great. It gave me an opportunity to play around with new ideas and talk with some great techies out there.  I was regularly logged into twitter and gaining so many resources every day.  This year, however, my run with TIG is over and I am feeling less and less connected to the web and web tools.  I am hoping that blogging regularly will help me to stay encouraged to read other blogs and stay updated to new things out there for my classes.

I am also hoping to overcome some previous challenges I have encountered with my blog.  These include coming up with original ideas, writing in an entertaining fashion, posting regularly, developing followers (so far I have 0!), and many more I am not thinking of at the moment.

 

Happy New Year!

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