Wednesday, April 8, 2009

PACHOCHKA

i am putting this on my blog just to be sure that it is accessable for tonights PIZZA PARTY whoawhooooooo. it wont be very interesting to look at right now, but i mean if you want to go right ahead and spoil it for yourself. i worked hard on these slides.
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final project video.

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This is the final video, it is on youtube called Lovely NB. I really hope this work b/c i don't know if i can stand another failed blog post.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Benoit.

growing up i had no pets. my mom is very allergic to fur. over the coarse of my childhood, we had one cat (that was shot by our neighbor when i was two), some goldfish, some hamsters, and my beloved guinea pigs corky jones and tasia (until my little brother stopped taking care of them so my mom gave them away, and poor corky died soon after). but never had i had a real pet that i had been attached to and loved. when people cried when their cats and dogs died, i just didn't get it, yeah its sad, but its an animal! very replacable.


sometimes i would see how long i could go without feeding my fish. one lasted six months without me feeding him, until my boyfriend found out i was neglecting them and started feeding them.


but this year i moved to regina and am living with my sister and her husband. they have the cutest cat ever. his name in Benoit. he is crazy, he runs around the house like a wild child, hides under the couch and attacks our feet, pushes the bathroom open when your in the shower so its nice and cold when you get out, runs up the stairs in front of you then lays on the third top stair and attacks your feet, lays on your face while you lay on the couch, rubs himself on your hands until you pet him, scratches and bites us, scratched holes in the plastic we put over the windows for the winter, bites me when i sing, and sleeps with me everynight.



i have never been able to say this until this year, but i love my cat!

final project summary

okay so is my THIRD attempt at creating this blog. First time that I attempted to do it, i had my complete blog typed and my final project video uploading, and i just waiting for that finish. After about an hour of waiting for my video to load a cute little box popped up that told me that the internet had to close for some stupid reason. And POOF there goes my blog, and an hour of waiting for that video to upload. The second attempt I had about half my blog written and i dont even know what i did and then POOF it was goneZO! But you what they say, third times the charm! (it better be or else i am going to snap)

So for my final project me and Robbie created a video for the website Next Vista for learning. Our video will be shown under the under the Global Views. Robbie is also posting it on youtube, but at this point I am unsure what it is titled. We created a video portraying the Battlefords, our hometown (YEYEAH represent!). As I already posting in my blog, me and Robbie drove four hours home one weekend and drove around the Battlefords and did an extensive photo shoot of our community. We had WELL over a hundred photos to sift through. So we sat down adn decided what aspects of the city were the most important b/c we were told that our video should be a happy medium between two to four minutes. So we sorted through them and got rid of a large chunk. Then we started clumping the photos together in catagories such as schools, scenic views, galleries, health care facilities, etc. During this process a lot more of the photos were deleted from our project. Once we had all our final photos we started reorganizing the clumped pictures so it would flow nicely as a video. During this whole process Robbie had a killer migrane, the screen on the laptop was down as far as it would go, the curtains were drawn and the tylenol was slowly kicking in. So then we began the AUDIO, duh duh duuuuh! We were using Robbie Mac something of other (the newest one), and we were using the movie making application on it. This made the audio way easier then i thought it would. We could record short audio clips as the pictures in the slide show played. Deleting and re-recording audio clips was an easy procedure. I think we did have the mic up a bit tooooo high b/c when you play it you have to crank the volume down, but i mean no biggie.

the Battlefords are a very unique place to live! I wouldn't say that they are a popular travel destination. North Battleford is your typical Saskatchewan small city, and Battleford is your typical Saskatchewan town! I absolutly love the Battlefords, and am always so happy to go home.

I am going to post this blog and up load my video in another one, so another accident doesn't happen and my third go POOF!

Monday, April 6, 2009

podcasts

podcasts podcasts podcasts. complex podcasts.

first thing i did was search the itunes store looking at podcasts. i was looking at ones that interest me and i found the ones pertaining to flight of the conchords and i got soooo excited. flight of the conchords is an amzingly hilarious tv show that makes me laugh till i pee myself.

I found this podcast of a four minute summary of season one of flight of the conchords, so here it is, if you havnt seen it and dont want to spoil it then DONT WATCH IT. It's just clips from episodes with a little narrative, it kind of captures the humour of the show, is a very specific sense of humour and a lot of people just think its dumb, but to me its just amazing.

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Then looking for a educational blog i wanted to find one that wasnt language based. there are so many that are like learn french, english, spanish, but i wanted to find one that i could relate to a little better as i am not bilingual or interested in learning another language and this point in my life. Sooooo i went and i found the coolest videos EVER! They are about the underwater life near south australia. It is a short clip from a video that is being filmed for IMAX and its 3D. It is amazingly cool. It is much like planet earth, and i loved that. the video also looks at how they filmed the movie. so here it is check er out and enjoy!

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in terms of making my own podcast, people it is not going to happen, yes i learned a lot throughout this semester in this class but this is just way to over my head. i honestly think this was a little final test from Dean to see who truely was technologically dominating, well you caught me Dean! I suck! hahah but really i talked to a few classmates who had a whole lot of trouble making podcasts, and to those of you that did them, (i know i listened to robin's) Congrats! I have so much stuff i need to do with these last precious hours of homework time, i cant spend them trying to create a podcast, but i hope one day you WILL see one on this blog! I'll work on it when i am lessssssssssss stressed.

But now that i have discovered all the incredible stuff you can get from itunes for free i am sooo excited! like i just never knew there was so much free stuff on here, man they should really not call it itunes store! more like library!

Reflection of ECMP, the ultimate social learning experience

oooh ECMP, where do i start. this class has provided the most personal growth for me out of any other university class i have taken. being a first year student i am still getting used to the university environment and classes, then i get this class thrown in my face.

when the class began, and we found out it would indeed be an online class 3 times out of four, i was like SAWEEEEET i can lay in my bed and go to class! Buuuuuut then we started these weekly gatherings in the online world and i was little overwhelmed. I would lay in my bed and listen to Dean and guest speakers go on and on, and watch as the choppy screen sharing would flash across my screen, not having the slightest clue what they were even doing. For a while in this class everything went in one ear, then out the other. i knew i needed to work extra hard in this class if i wanted to gain anything from it.

i set up my blog and started to post tech tasks, and some personal stories. i enjoyed blogging and reading other peoples blogs, but i do NOT understand how people have time for all this! Like Robin for example! She stayed on top of every techtask, had a picture of the day EVERYDAY, and was an enthuastic active member of each online session. I idolize her for that! That must have taken sooo much dedication and hours infront of the computer. It was so helpful having people posting their techtasks as soon as they were finished so i had something to look at as i did mine. I really really liked that aspect of the class, that it truely was students teaching students, sure Dean gave us the assignments but when it came down to doing it, more help was given out BY students TO students through blogs. And there is no physical evidence of this in my ECMP experience, i would go onto someones blgo check out there tech task before doing mine, but i would rarely leave comments explaining i was doing this, which now that i think about it, i should have. I also got help from Robbie, not through blogs. He would always offer help when i didn't know how to do something and that was much appreciated.

In terms of the social learning in this class, i really enjoyed that so many of my classmates are Arts Ed students like me. This was refelcted in blogs, and i enjoyed looking at the "photos of the day" and the creative videos that people came up with. It was awesome to be able to post pictures on my blog and get constructive criticism, not just someone saying OH thats GOOD. I also read, more then once, "how can i apply this to an arts based class?" This question, more then once, popped into my head too. And it was interesting reading everyones take on it. I think that it will be definetly will be a challenge but I know that the people in this class are extremely creative, maybe too creative for their own good, and will be able to do it. We are entering age controlled, consumed, and constructed by comptures. It is up to us, the future teachers of this digital world, to teach children to use this technology in a constructive positive way. I found that ECMP touched on many ways to do this, from blogging, smartboards, second life, online gaming, to creating classroom videos. It occured to me that being creative in the arts is more then painting a nice picture

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

effectiveness of telling a story, from 50wttas

agian i used glogger.com and animoto.com to tell my highschool story. neither of my videos included narration, which limited my effectivness to tell a story. animoto was a video form so it was easier to have a linear message portrayed, although the video could only be super short. i found that these short videos were not very effective in telling a story, but more effective in getting a message across. Glogger was much different in that it was one page, much like tech task of using four slides to "sell yourself", this website gave you one surface to tell your story. It also was not that effective in telling a traditional story, but definetly, agian, got the message across to the viewer.

k-12 online

When Dean did our updates of techtasks and said that i hadn't done number seven i was very confused. I went back and looked at seven then went through my blog and found the blog i had done for it, but then realized i am dumb. I had done it for TED not k-12 online. sillllllllly me!

So heres my synopsis on a presentation from http://k12onlineconference.org/.

I was going through the website and found a presentation by none of then our very own DEAN SHARESKI! Of course i then felt obligated to watch it and write about it. It's titled Kicking it Up a Notch Film School For Video Podcasters.

watching it i was a little confused, the guy in the video is not Dean, but the video is really good. It literally is a step by step how to of video pod casts. It goes through things like story boarding, like we did during an inclass activity. He talks about appropriate shots, and how to get a good shot using things like angles, and zooming. It's important for a director to know these things and have them in mind as they start to film a video. He talks about shots being aesthetically pleasing and the rule of thirds. This video focuses on making movies in the classroom, but of course applies to all videos.

This would be a great movie to watch before filming anything. It walks you through key components of a successful film and the material that you need. It has a lot of good tips. If I ever found myself in the situation of making a movie in a classroom, i know i would not know where to even start! I would refer back to this video, simply b/c it is not extremly techinical, and its easy to understand.
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For the two stories that i portrayed for the tech task 50 ways to tell a story, i chose to tell the story of my highschool career. the first website i used was animoto.com and the second (this blog) was http://www.glogster.com/. This website is literally an only scrapbooking site/blog. It was really fun to create this to tell my story of highschool. It was easy to use and by the looks of the website used by mostly by teenagers. It was interesing to look at the "glogs" that were already created on that website. A huge chunk of them were about Twilight, which made me a little nauseous. This website also provides the option of adding video to a "glog", which would have been interesing, but i have no video on my computer from highschool.

If you are into scrapbooking and fun stuff like that, i would recommend this website. I really havn't explored it further then creating this glog, but it looks interesting. My user name is deebau, WE COULD BE FRIENDS! It's pretty intense, check it out, it'll take you back a couple years of 4 hour long msn conversations and myspace and hotmail email forwards, and all that fun stuff we wasted our evenings on when in grade eight.

Monday, March 30, 2009

CRUNCH WEEKS


This is it people! Less then two weeks till the last day of class! IT IS CRUNCH TIME.


I draw to express myself and I did this self portrait to express how I have been feeling lately, stressed and totally anxious for summer!

To view more of my work you can add me on facebook and go to the album this is my work, or you can check er' out right here.

final project infooooormation

for my final project in ECMP, me and robbie have been working (or not so much yet) on a video for the nextvista website. last monthish when we were home in the Battlefords, me and him did a round about trip throughout the communitee and took some LOVELY pictures of schools, museums, galleries, churches, old houses, resturants, and all those loevely things that make up a city/town. You guys will just love the video that we do make and im sure after watching it you will be soooo excited to visit The Battlefords. I mean for anyone who has been there you know what im saying, its a prettttty happening place, cosidering the newest, nicest building in North Battleford in the liquior board. I don't mean this in a demeaning way, I love the battlefords. I know you guys can't wait to see the video so we will work to get it up sometime soon, and while your waiting why not check out the battleford's website. Enjoy fellow earthlings.

a short video, a great video, a hilarious video

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This is the video that i chose that incorporates elements of a successful video. The different shots and angles are arranged in a way that allows a smooth visual effect for the viewer. This video is hilarious, and is very well put together. check it out!

google maps



google maps, google earth, making my life public. during the online class while we were talking about this i brought up the question "wouldn't a stalker use this application?", while my prof told me that this application really wasn't anything too showy interms of privacy, and would not be used by stalkers, i had my doubts. I mean if i was a stalker i would definetly use it!




I did my google map with battleford sask. my good ol' home town. Battleford is about a three minute drive from the city of Northbattleford.




YELLOW HOUSE= my house


BLUE BUS= my elementary school


YELLOW BAG= pharamacy I worked at in highschool


MILK+APPLE= grocery store I work at in highschool


RED CROSS= My church











This is my house (yellow pin) across from the north sask river.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

This is my highschool story

I used animoto to tell the story of my high school career. I was olnly to use a very little amount of photos which was kind of frustrating. At first I didn't know I could only use a few, so i had a lot more chosen and ready to go, then I created the video and it was only the first like 5 pictures. So i had to go back and revise my whole video. Despite that i liked this website b/c it does all the work interms of composing, all i had to do was chose the pictures and music and there it was.

Monday, March 23, 2009

EAES project

I had to do a major project for my Ed Aesthetics class. I chose to do photography as an area of the arts that i had not dealt with much. For my final presentation of my photographs i decided to make a little video of them, mainly because of the influence of this class, and my new found experience with these programs. Enjoy you digital natives.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

4 pics, one story


okay so when i started to make this i had no idea what to do it about! i gathered some pictures and this is what i came up with, although the end result is pretty corny. enjoy my people. If you can't read the font, you can click on the picture to enlarge it.

mastercard

My Master card video. Its on youtube as Priceless Vancouver Trip. I have never put anything on yourtube before so that was a new experience for me. I used photos from my trip to Vancouver in February. It's a corny, but what mastercard commercials arnt. enjoy! video

Sunday, March 15, 2009

TED Jamais Cascio

The world is a fast changing place that is in need of me advances if we want to keep up. The world is an in credibly different place then it was even 50 years ago, and because of this we require "tools for building a better world". Jamais Cascio touches on some of the dramatic changes that have and that will take place in our world. Things as simple as car design have changed over time and will inevitable continue to change. He says that things like this must change to keep up with an ever changing world. He speaks of the incredible mass use of cellphones is amazing, and the power that this great mass holds. It is incredible how much information and technology we have at our fingertips, and not only "us" as in north americans, but people all over the world. He talks about a inspirational project called EARTH WITTESS, and how we are already equipped to perticipate in it. The web based part of this project would be created by the users, this is incredible that in this day and age we indivually have the technology to do this. A large part of this talk focuses on cellphone and the endless uses for them. He says that for many people a call phone is just an extension of ones self. For me this is definetly true.

This is a talk that got me thinking about the potentional of our world with all the technology that it has.

ECMP

ECMP has definetly been one of my difficult classes to stay on top of. I know that I am a GIANT procrastinator, but this class has been really difficult for me to get into. For one when I am on the computer it is SOOO easy for me to get side tracked. To get any work down for other classes I have to shut myself up in a room with no distractions, and when i try to do work for this class its distractions galour!! I also find it interesting how in the online classes we are walked through these steps on how to do things, but it doesn't help me. I need someone to walk me through it AS I do it. I know I can always watch the online recording, but this class makes me CRAVE human contact. I know I am definetly a people person and rely on socializing to get my through a day, but this class has really opened my eyes to that trate in myself. I need to go to Robbie and say okay can you tell what the hay happened in class b/c it all went over my head. Maybe I am just dumb, but i really need someone to on a personal level to say okay this is how you do it. I woke up this morning feeling sick to my stomache thinking of how much i need to do to catch up in this class. I feel like i have been left behind in this class, mainly b/c of my own procrastiation and lack of computer skills, but also b/c this class is definetly not made for people like Dani Bauche. This class has definetly been a challenge for me just to stay on top of my work, especially with no due dates, that really screwed me over, i need something to create boundries for me or else i just get consumed in my own "authority" over it. Now I find myself stuggling to catch up. I don't know if there is anyone else out there that is having such problems, but i just thought i would share with the world how computer illerate Dani Bauche is, and although ECMP has been a huge challenge for me it has also been the most eye opening experience for me this semester. Thats what this is about right? Learning? Well I learned more things about myself then computers.

Okay now I have to go get my butt in gear. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

teacher

For my mentorship i am working with Mrs. Clark Evans' english class. Recently i received a number of emails from her with some of the students work. Reading the students work and editing and commenting on it reallllly made me feel like a teacher. I enjoyed reading the students work and being able to read some amazingly creative pieces. I know I am not the best edititor of english papers but I was able to include constructive critism on the papers, and i did this with enthuism.

Monday, March 2, 2009

all about little miss dani bauche

This semester I am acting as a student mentor to Mrs. Clark Evans. This is a Get-To-Know-Me-Blog for her and her students to check out so they have some idea who they are dealing with!


My name is Danielle Bauche, and I am first year student at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan. I am in the Arts Education program majoring in Visual Arts. I absolutly love the program and am having so much fun in this first year!


I am 18 years old and am fresh out of highschool. This is the first year living away from my mommy and daddy, but its not too bad because I am living with my sister and her husband in Regina.


I don't really know what to say about myself, so if there are any questions about ANYTHING about me I would gladly answer them in a new blog post. But until then here are ten very random facts about myself.

1. I started judo when i was about four and this is the first year I am not in it.



2. I come from a family of seven. I have two older brothers, an older sister, and a younger brother.



3. My favorite color is yellow!



4. My birthday is June 13th.



5. I come from a family of successful artists and musicians, and i stive to be even half as good as them!



6.I have been outside outside of Canada



7. My last name is pronounce boh-sh, and I have heard millions of attempted pronunciations.



8. My favorite subjects in highschool were Art, Phys. Ed., and Physics. My least favorite was Chemistry and Social Studies.



9. I am a very outgoing person and love to have fun! Boring is not in my vocabulary!



10. I abosultly LOVE icedtea and I eat ketchup with nearly everything!






Here are some photos of me
-on the plane headed to vancouver
-in vancouver on the beach doing a cartwheel
-my most recent drawing (its from the notebook movie cover)






Thursday, February 26, 2009

TED talk by Alisa Miller

this presentation by alisa miller talks about the distorted views people, especially americans, have about world news. this presentation opened my eyes to how much the media picks and chooses what stories are being covered. i do not consider myself a person who follows the news, and after watching this video, i did not feel i am missing out on much.
http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/alisa_miller_shares_the_news_about_the_news.html




This video is only about 5 minutes long but it delivers its message very clearly, what we watch as news is not news at all. the news simply makes us consumers of the lives of celebrities. is that news?

this map portrays the number of seconds of news coverage the US dedicates to a country. the month is was made their was major news stories taking place all around the world, yet the US put most news coverage on the death of a famous celebrity, anna nicole smith.

Monday, February 23, 2009

CELLPHONE USAGE


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I was curious to find out how popular cellphones really are. It became clear that I am not the only one that relies on their phone everyday!
I asked people for their opinions about the acceptable age of cellphone use. It seemed that everyone had strong opinions about this matter.
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google for me!

I was pleasantly surprised when I explored the different applications on google for educations http://www.google.com/educators/tools.html. This page offers so many different possiblities in terms of using technology in the classroom.


I think it is great that some classrooms use blogging as part of an everyday school experience. That is one application that I would use in a classroom. It occured to me that if I teach my desired subject of Visual Art, then it would be a challenge to incorporate technology into everyday use in the classroom. Blogging would be an easy way to do this, as you can ask a student to blog about any subject area.


I do not completely understand the goole sketchup application, but i think it would be really interesting to use with higher level art students. I think that it is important for students to be able to connect art with other with other "subjects" in school. This application would allow students to be able to see the art value in architecture.


the application google sky looks incredibly interesting. This holds so many potential inspirations for art projects. There is such a visual component to this application and can be used in many ways in a lot of subject areas in all age levels.


the classroom activities application is amazing! It's like having a little handbook on how to use technology in a classrook. When I am in a classroom i will definetly use this!


Monday, February 2, 2009

i am a photographer?


Photo of the day for February first. I was in Saskatoon at Queen's House, which is a retreat house my Auntie runs. I wanted to get a picture of something that I wouldn't have the chance to photograph on a normal day.

Photo of the day for February second.
This one is just my eye and my split ends haha! I plan on naming each photo but havn't gotten there yet. So I am open to suggestions!

TED


For my computer education class i was asked to watch a video on the Technology, Entertainment and Design website. The video was Sir Ken Robinson's talk on Creativity and Education (http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html). This video really struck me because he spoke of soooo many truths about the education system. I agree that education has way too little focus on the arts and is only focused on creating "university professor" type students. I think that it is extremely important that students use their body's for more than a transportation device for their heads! Students need to be exposed to the arts, not only exposed but know that the arts have as much potentional for a successful future as the rest of the "subjects" in school.
This video really reminded me why i want to be a teacher.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

i aspire to be an artist, what does that even mean

For my Aesthetic Eduction I am going to explore the beauty world of photography. I have always wanted to try it out and was rather disappointed to find out that there was no room in my program to take a photography class, but heres my chance! For the month of February i plan to take at least one picture a day. By doing this I hope to really understand photography, rather then simply snapping a picture at something i think looks cool. I want to be able to play with exposure, and color tones, and angles, and figure out what really works for me. It's so easy to just take a good picture, but i want to know what makes a photo good. Whats the different between taking a picture and taking an artisitc photograph?! Who decides when a picture is artistic and beautiful? I want to be artistic but what that even mean?! Is it a state of mind or is it the result of my effort?

My dad is an artist and an amazing photography. He is where i get most of my inspiration from. He takes amazing pictures and then creates beautiful paintings from them. I WISH!!! I am hoping that this little photography binge will challenge me to live up to my incredible father!


I want to be able to capture light like this. Photo from my sister's wedding taken by my Dad.(right)
This is life as an artists daughter. After a little photo shoot, this is the start of a painting my dad did of me.(below)


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

i am a girl, i am not a dancer


I grew up in Battleford, and in elementary school I was one of the only girls who was not in dance. I was in judo. I have been in judo since i was just a little tyke, about four years old. I was always proud to be a judoka, but always felt left out when the girls talked about their experiences in dance class the night before. I used to wish I could one day join in on their conversations, but that never did happen.


When I recently went home for the weekend, my dream finally came try. My feet virgin to dance shoes found their way to a pair of point shoes. I was dancing around my kitchen living the dream of a dancer! It took me 24 seconds to realize why my mother never put me in dance. My feet killed! They hurt so bad as I clunked around the kitchen entertaining my mother and a friend as they hysterically laughed at me! I was not as graceful as I am on the judo mats.
Me trying to be a dancer @ home

I guess I learned that everyone has their calling, even if it is the opposite of everyone else. I am glad I am not a dancer, I am proudly a judoka!


Me and My little brother Jesse After A Judo Tournement In Saskatoon





Thursday, January 22, 2009



This is my lovely iGoogle home page it's early stages. I have put on the required widgets of google reader and delicious. I also stuck my Gmail and Hotmail up there for easy access in the future. It will be nice to have one page to go instead of a zillion. I also put up a Facebook widget because yes, i am a guilty addict of facebook. I also put up fun little widgets like a calender and a clock, just to keep me on track. The countdown I started is for my trip to Vancouver, which as you can see is in 22 days and needless to say I am VERY excited for it! Now I will have a visual reminder everyday of how close it is which is pretty cool. I stuck YouTube up there because I tend to use yourtube to look up the random thing or two. Also the weather for Regina and North Battleford, my home town! Yeyeah, proud to be a Battlefordian! Wow I'm a loser.

But so far this is my lovely iGoogle page. I guess you could say it is always going to under construction because I love to exploring the neat things you can add, so it will change frequently!http://www.google.com/ig?hl=en# This is the link to my sweeeeeeeet homepage and feel to check 'er out

Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Beginning of an Online Adventure!

First class of my computer education class was an experience not soon to be forgotten. It was definetly a new experience for me! I was pretty nervous sitting with the window open watching the timer tick away. I had no idea what to expect, but once things started to get rolling i got used to it! I didn't have a mic which was a bummer, but i will definetly have one next class. Not going to lie, there were times when i had no idea what people were talking about and i tried my best to follow along. It's just a completly different way of thinking and learning for me, but i will get used to it.
I was sick that day and missed my morning class, so it was quite nice to stay in my sweats all day and plop myslef in front on the computer for class! I am looking forward to not leaving my house for class. Although it was annoying when my cat would jump up onto the desk and sit infront of the computer screen.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

So I have started this Blog for my ECOMP class. I have never blogged before, so this should be quite intersting. I really don't have any experience with technology, expect for the compulsive use of my cellphone. Obviously I know how to use the wonderful worl wide web, but doing things like setting up blogs and accounts on various websites creates a little challenge for me. I figured out how to successfully set up this amazing new blog and I hope to learn how to use it to its full extent!