As we progress
The second blog postings went up this week. For some reason they did not show in Bloglines, but many of the students posted. Some said in class they would get to it soon. We keep running into problems with the Blogger login for those without gmail accounts. I think this will be the last semester with Blogger. Logins should be easy because if there is frustration at this point, it isn’t going to get any easier.
In the openwebpublishing class, I have given up on Suprglu. I have been unable to do anything with it. I edit it then it just sits there and nothing happens. It may be my Internet provider, but the site isn’t working, and I don’t have time to keep going nowhere with it. Not enthused about the 43 sites because I don’t have much to add to what is there and am not interested in the conversations going on there. I like WordPress especially after updating the links in my blogroll on Blogger for the 340 blog even though the blogroll on this site isn’t showing after I thought I followed all the correct steps.
As a language teacher, new slang is always interesting so this article from the LA Times about military slang in Iraq intrigued me. I think most of us have had experience with “echelons above reality” [higher headquarters where no one has an idea about what is really happening].
A new site that I have stumbled across may be just what my students need for studying their vocabulary. The site is quizlet.com. It is a flashcard type of quiz maker on line that can be used individually or with groups. I am working on how to introduce it to my reading class.