Library Thing

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Welcome to Flickr!

Welcome to Flickr!


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Joan Finch Professional Portfolio

Located below is the link to my professional portfolio. Enjoy!

Joan Finch

Monday, June 14, 2010

Professional Portfolios, Plaxo, Linkedin

The pros and cons of these three methods is similar to facebook and myspace accounts. The pros are the capability to access contacts, such as friends, family, business associates, easily and all at the same time. Another pro is the accessiblity to information with regards to your contacts and the access to other contacts through the network system that these sites provide. The cons are the same ones I have for facebook and myspace accounts and that is the easy access to personal information that can give identity theft criminals information that could make it easy for them to destroy your life. If you use these sites you must be careful with the information that you provide and the communication that you do with others on these sites. Supplying personal information needs to be carefully selected before you submit. Being cautious needs to be vital if you access these types of sites.

Google Docs

Google Docs are another word document software. I can see a usefulness in this type of software if you do not have microsoft word or another word document software. You may also want to send messages to students or co-workers regarding pertinent information. Similar to an email but with the usefuleness of a word document.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Six years ago I was an avid reader, then I went back to working full-time and it all came to an end. I find that I do not have enough time to read for pleasure. However, playing around with this site has brought me back to those days of reading for enjoyment. What a great tool to keep you organzied and current with books you might be interested in reading.

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Image Generators

As a coach and teacher, I found the creativity of these sites amazing. The personalized images that I could send to my athletes prior to an important game or special day will be a great way to inspire them.

The image below is for my son who plays for the developmental LA Galaxy soccer team. He has two games this weekend at the Home Depot Center.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Podcast Discoveries

I found this tool not as useful as youtube or the I like the video/audio concept that youtube allows and the organizational tools allows. I like the idea of podcasting for my students on my website, such things as homework assignments, information, research techniques, etc. However, I do not know how much I will use podcasting for personal use.

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FlipShare - Private Video Sharing


Technorati is another useful tool in searching for information on the web. However, depending upon the search network used information may be limited. Kinesiology was found on the blog search, but not on the posts or directory tool. I noticed that the tool could also be accessed from this website/search tool. In the past I was only using google to search for information. Now I see there are so many other ways to gain information from all over the global web. Blog Post

The potential use for this tool is remarkable. I found this tool much easier to use than the standard google search. The categories were easy to follow and the quick access to various sites for research information was instant. I could definitely use this tool for my classes, especially when they are working on their research projects. As a teacher, this site will help keep all bookmarks previously used organzied into one tool and easily accessed from anywhere.