Friday, February 19, 2010
I recently did some exploring of online hosting sites for professional portfolios. I explored www.linkedin.com and www.plaxo.com. Both sites are very user friendly and both sites offer a social and professional avenue to an online portfolio. LinkedIn seem to appear like it catered to professionals while Plaxo had a more modern appearance that appeared to cater both to a professional and a social audience. I personally still like a personal web page. With a personal web page I have the ability to customize it any way I see fit. With all the on line tools and applications A personal web page has the potential to be very professional.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Had a great time at www.imagegenerator.org . That website provides users with hundreds of links to differnt kinds of image generators. I had a chance to explored several image generator sites. I played around with several pictures. My family joined me and we had a great time together playing on this site. It is amazing what you can do on the computer nowadays. I had fun manipulating words and images. My kid's got a kick out of putting our faces on another persons body. Cool web site
Saturday, February 13, 2010
I enjoyed Librarything. This is a great place to search, organize and maintain an online catalog of books that you may be interested in. I started organizing and tgging some football books. Librarything is a great place to see what other people interested in the samesubject matter are reading. I thought this site was pretty cool. My link to my Librarything account is www.librarything.com/catalog/coachchris. Check out some of my books and feel free to make any suggestions.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
I enjoyed browsing through two different podcast directories, www.podcast.com and www.podcastalley.com. These two sites are user friendly and offer countless podcast to search from. I searched for a variety of topics and found an abundance of information to research and explore. I attached several strength and speed podcast to my blog page. This was very easy to do and I will definately use this feature with future post's.
I think YouTube is a great tool for the whole world. From educational settings to recreational use. I found YouTube to work in harmony with my blog. Being able to have a quick easy video at one's fingertips to back up a thought is a great addition to any blog. I use You Tube on a regular basis and I highly recommend it to anyone surfing the web. I attached a few guitar lesson videos from YouTube that i have been following for a while now.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
This was a very interesting site. You can find blogs about everything and anything at technorati.com.I can see this site really good for a person that likes to read other peoples opinion's. Information junkies probably would be in heaven on this site as well. I found myself exploring Technorati for about an hour before I got a little tired of it. I have had a major dose of current technology over the past few weeks and it's begining to get a little bit like alphabet soup. The exposure is good, it's nice to have a heads up on what's going on out there.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I believe "YouTube" is a gread media for education. There are millions of interesting things to learn from this site. I realize that not everything on there is accredited or approved by associations , however there is an abundance of knowledge that is being shared on the YouTube web site. Personally I have not had a chance yet to use YouTube for school but I have used it for education. I have watched and followed guitar leesons, I learned how to remove my check engine light from my car along with a variety of other things I have researched. It is great for children because of the visuall effects. My three kids are always looking and figuring something out with YouTube to help them. I support YouTube for education, I think the educational opportunities are endless.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I got a chance to explore del.icio.us a social bookmarking site. I found the site fairly user friendly. I think it's a neat idea to be able to bookmark a site then have access to it from anywhere there is internet access. I potentially see myself using this site. I'm not always on my personal computer and it would be great to have access to my bookmarks. You can also use this site to "tag" sites, links, phots, etc. This is great when you want tio see what others with similiar interest or task are looking at as well.