Thursday, September 13, 2007

yeah..i'm finished

overall I think the program was fantastic...i wish we could have had a computer lab type explore/walkthrough for when we get stuck and maybe it wouldn't have been as frustrating at times. I think it exposed me to some things I will continue to use and others that I will never use again but either way at least I'm now making an informed decision about what I like and don't.I also thought it was an excellent idea to have the information/tech class before we started..made it so it wasn't as scary to navigate...I would like to thank all of those who put the program together and managed was evident in the content they put a lot of hard work and time into the program...thanks again 5 out of 5 ravens heads CALL CALL!

audio books

I have found out that it is not as easy at it always seems..tried to get audio book from guttenberg..then it told me it needed a number for the plucker converter?/robot bouncer..needless to say I didn't care for this feature as acted like it was going to download it and then it told me I didn't have the right program to run it.

pod casts

looked at some of the podcast sights, and have had some experience viewing them before but never actually done one myself...tried to link one to my bloglines and said their was no rss feed even though I know their should be...will try again later

you tube

never really been on you-tube before......I like all of the stuff it has to offer, however not for my children...I wonder that since it seems to me no one monitors the site for contents or posts why we expect are children to interact with/ or speak to adults or peers differently than they do when this is one of the most popular sites in the country. I was asked to stop and sign up/login to view a particular site and verify that i am 18...I didn't go any further but I also wonder what their version of verification is.

craigs list

I chose this as my winner for awards list...I love scouring the classifieds for deals or yard sales, but alot of the time it's get rich quick stuff or things that don't promise what they deliver....this seems like a more reliable source of classifieds not to mention it's up to date and continually changing...don't have to wait for the paper to come

google docs

I probably like this the best of all the practical features..I often run in to problems sharing docs with my mom since she has a mac....we can exchange info easily between our computers without some forthought that we will be sharing info. much easier now I give a 4 out of 5 raven calls ;)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Already familiar with wikis...think its a fantastic tool to keep you up on the latest "anything" and like that you can add or change content as you like