Friday, June 19, 2009

Here is my website for my Portfolio!!! Enjoy! Might want to check out my son dancing!

professional portfolio - personal web site, Plaxo, LinkedIn.

I loved the digital portfolio! It is amazing how fast and easy it was to design and personalize. It wasn't many years ago that you practically had to be a computer wizard to design a web page with all the bells and whistles. These days I can do it with a few simple instructions. Now I am the WIZARD of the Universe! :-) I was a little worried when the instructions that were e-mailed to us were the old websites pictures, but I played around and was able to figure it out. It was FUN and EASY! It made it a enjoyable experience after the initial shock. I can see how this kind of website would be GREAT for group projects as you work with others.
Plaxo and linkedln were very similar in the fact that they allow you to connect with social circles with similar interests of all kinds. It did seem a little more serious and professional then facebook and myspace. I guess it is what you prefer. I will probably keep facebook for family and close friends and then use Plaxo/linkedln for projects and communication with co-workers. The more options I have the more flexible I can be! Mahalo

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A library thing!

What a wonderful tool for finding books and resources that you never knew existed before. Another great thing about the internet site is the social circles that you can make with those who have the same interests as you. They in turn can recommend what interesting and helpful books they have read. I can clearly see what a great resource this site could be in terms of research oriented projects. I know many of my students would also find this site very interesting. Mahalo for a new and exciting opportunity!

Library Crazy!

Love the FUN!

It was very relaxing and fun to play around with the generators. Very FUN! I actually posted the first picture for my Dance studio. N2DANCE! My wife and myself teach Hip-hop, Jazz, Ballet classes. We are starting up our summer classes this week. The second picture is another passion I have. Physical Education!! I am having so much fun with the new technology I am learning from our technology class. Mahalo nui loa


Generating Pictures!

Sunday, June 7, 2009


The reason why I choose this video was the fact that I love dance. The art of dance has been in existence from the beginning of time. The freedom of movement and expression is limitless! Check out the clips and you will know what I mean.

Saturday, June 6, 2009


It is truly amazing that the body can move like these guys. I love breakdancing! It has no limits!!! Check out the videos for yourself and you will agree. I could use this in my classroom to download great performances in my class of specific students onto the blog that I will be using to communicate with the parents this coming year. The kids would love the idea!!


Just added a RSS feed to my bloglines about personal fitness and a ESPN news podcast. I had no idea that there were so many podcasts. So much information and so little time. I searched for personal fitness through the podcast site and found some very interesting workout routines. I think I will continue listening to some of the sites so that I can use some of the ideas in my lessons. WOW! The longer I am in this technology class, I am finding out more tools and information that I never knew existed. I am beginning to love all the new tools that I can use to better myself personally and my classroom.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Searching Technorati

Using different ways to search for specific subjects provided different results. I searched for the word Kinesiology is the 4 different ways (Posts, Blogs, Photos, Videos) and clearly saw how much info was out there in the Blogosphere World! WOW! Amazing!Blogging has hit mainstream. No doubt about it. I did not realize that blogging was so popular. I had heard about it from a few friends before our class started but these numbers below are startling. I thought for sure that the amount of people on facebook doubled the amount of people blogging. I was wrong. People sharing their thoughts on all kinds of subjects. Could be a great tool if USED PROPERLY. A great site to search for friends and for common interests of those in the Blogging world.

comScore MediaMetrix (August 2008)
  • Blogs: 77.7 million unique visitors in the US
  • Facebook: 41.0 million | MySpace 75.1 million
  • Total internet audience 188.9 million

Is delicious?

It was totally delicious! I always hated working on other computers except my personal labtop BECAUSE it didnʻt have my bookmarks of the websites that I am always on. The convenience of having this website that has them organized for me, which in turn allows me to access them from any computer is great. The feature that allows you to share websites of common interests is wonderful. Can you imagine the possibilities in terms of our research efforts. I will love to hook up to the sites that my professors and cohorts use frequently. It would save alot of time and effort searching for information needed if we all shared the specific sites that we all found useful. The networking power is endless. That is the Marvelous thing that I have found from our class in the past few weeks. The technology allows us to help one another in a way that a previously impossible. TEAMWORK! WE SHOULD ALL BE USED TO THAT CONCEPT!
I already have my account set up with all my favorites! :-)