Thursday, April 14, 2011

Word Games

Playing scrabble is one of my favorite past times. I was playing scrabble with my daughter and a friend simultaneously, while almost falling asleep, which I badly need to do. The result was the following conversation that made me laugh.

Elba

These scrabblers always want to have the last word!
Elba LOL
Ana Hee! I just can play again my app had been down for a few days.
Elba Hahahahaha! It had been a splurge of words.
It was verbal fencing.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Moving my Blog

I'm thinking of moving my blog to another site. Apparently I have overstayed my welcome. Five years is certainly a long time and everything had worked real well for a long time. Really no complaints until recently. What is happening is that I use Picasa to edit my pictures and then with this same program I can directly upload pictures and text to Blogger. Unfortunately, recently this has not been working. Now each time I put up a picture it comes up just fine for a couple of minutes and then the picture disappears. I don't know what is going on but it is a problem. Will let you know how the saga continues.

Perhaps one of my computer experts might suggest some suitable alternatives.

Post it Notes Strategy

Post it Notes Strategy. My students encouraged each other with a positive word to help each other go take the FCAT with confidence and courage! Who knows how much better they will do because they will read these good words?

Check out Silver Hair Adventures

Silver Hair Adventures is my other blog where I tell most of the same stories but it actually shows the pictures!! Go figure!

Smartphone picture uploads can reveal the location of your children's home, school, and play areas - NBCActionNews.com - Kansas City

Smartphone picture uploads can reveal the location of your children's home, school, and play areas - NBCActionNews.com - Kansas City

You want to edit your settings on your smart phone so you can protect your family. Click on the subheading so you can view the article. Worth seeing, really!

Fixed Photos

I think I finally fixed the photo dilemma. How did I do it? Well, I reinstalled the latest version of Firefox for Mac which is making internet surfing ten times faster. I love it by the way. Then I installed the latest version of Picasa which according to the information was running more as a disc version than as an application. Then I tested this with a new post with a picture. Finally, I got what I wanted: a picture I could see! I figure, if I can see it, you will, too.

Now to redo those three or four former posts with pictures... please bear with me. Thanks.

Post it Notes as a Strategy

Kids know how to encourage each other, so that is what I had them do. They have this big test coming up next week and I had them write each other positive messages as well as effective test taking strategies they have used to succeed. Then I had them post their notes on a bulletin board paper outside in the hallway, so as they come in in the morning they will read the colorful messages! They were so creative and positive that I am leaving them up for a while.a