It has been a while since I’ve added any blog posts and/or noticed that my Diigo auto-posts were broken! I’m happy to say that I’m back and I have re-established my link postings so that everyone can keep up with my discoveries. Make sure you come back and visit again now that I’m back and up and running!
Category Archives: Life
eToolBox Nominated!Posted on
WSD’s eToolBox Wiki has once again been nominated for the Best Educational Wiki in the 2010 Edublog Awards, aka “The Eddies”. This is the 3rd year in a row that the eToolBox has been nominated. Maybe 3rd time’s a charm?! Please forgive this shameless self-promotion, but you know what, why not? I’m proud of the nomination and I work hard on the eToolBox. I deserve it! Please consider taking a minute out of your day vote for the eToolBox.
Please click the image to vote for WSD’s eToolBox.
New Look and New NamePosted on
So, upon receiving an email from Edublogs this morning about 33 new themes, I had to check it out. It has been awhile since I thought about the appearance of this blog and so I thought maybe it’s time for something new. As you can see, I’ve selected a new theme. It’s a little busy, but I like it (for now).
As you might have also noticed, I’ve also changed the name of the blog and the tagline. I originally intended this blog to contain many more “insight” and “ideas” posts from me, but in reality it has ended up being a resource-sharing blog. So, I have acknowledged that fact and changed the name, tagline, and “about” page to reflect the true nature of this space.
I’m open for suggestions and comments. What do you think? Is it too “busy”?
Happy Holidays from the Krauses!Posted on
Check out our virtual holiday card…
Or just the video…
Or another video…
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! 🙂
Today I spent some time working on my presentation for the ITS Panel Interview and Presentation that will take place sometime during the week of December 14th. I knew that I didn’t want to do a boring old Power Point, and although I really do love Keynote, I thought I’d try something new. I had heard about Prezi.com and even tried it out before, but I really never had a need to use it. Prezi’s unique layout features, editor, and “canvas” allows you to be very creative with your presentation format. No longer are speakers tied into the frame of slides and bulleted lists. After spending several hours with this new web resource, I feel as though I have the basics ins-and-outs. Browsing through some of the public Prezis on their showcase demonstrates very easily that I’m an amateur and this presentation application is awesomely versitile and caters to those who prefer their presentations to be less than linear.
Here’s my presentation, below. To check out my complete Instructional Technology Portfolio, visit: http://tinyurl.com/dpkportfolio.