Thursday, June 25, 2009

And I Like To Read ...

but I am just about read out! I have spent close to eight hours just in the past two days reading. The day before it was close to four hours. And I still am not done. I have just articles left to go, but my eyes are going cross-eyed. I will shower and see if I can read a little before falling asleep. Holy Cow!!! We thought KIN 730 had a lot of work; that was nothin' compared to what we have just this first week with the new classes. I will survive though. Time to go!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

My Digital Portfolio

I keep searching the KIN 710 blog for where to post the information, but I just cannot find the question Scott said to look for. I have added the address as a link in the sidebar as "Jill's Digital Portfolio". I guess I will also add the address here Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Which Method Do I Prefer for a Professional Portfolio?

I have enjoyed putting together my personal website.  I had always wondered how people did it; I had heard it was very easy, but I never had the knowledge.  I think I will share this with my administration so they may set up a webpage for our school.  I think that I prefer this method over LinkedIn and Plaxo.  I am able  to post documents easily on the website, as opposed to the other sites.  

Professional Social Media Network vs. Social Network

In the use of social networking, I would choose Facebook over any of the other sites.  It allows me to connect in a personal way.  I would keep LinkedIn and Plaxo solely on a professional level.  We must differentiate between our social circle of friends and our professional circle of friends.  At times these may over-lap, but on emust decide which site to use.

Facebook is more for meeting up with old friends.  If one were to post pictures here, they could include pictures of their family and fun activities (more informal).

LinkedIn and Plaxo ask for information that is more for professional use.  One would use these sites when looking for a new postion or to re-locate to a new area.  Pictures one posts here should be of only themselves and looking professional more formal).

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

15 Years Ago .....

What famous happening was going on 15 years ago? In addition to the birth of ... Tony Boy. I remember getting home from the hospital and the ONLY thing on TV was O.J. Simpson being driven in the White Ford Ranger down the Interstate. Hard to believe that that whole thing transpired 15 years ago!

The birthday boy is holding brownies made by his sister and mother and decorated by his sister. She could not wait long enough for the brownies to really cool, so the frosting melted a bit. Oh well, it still tastes good. Happy 15th birthday, Tony Boy!!!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

LinkedIn vs. Plaxo

In browsing through both sites, I prefer LinkedIn. I feel it is more on the professional side, where Plaxo was not. LinkedIn gives a person assistance in creating a portfolio and other links that will assist them professionally. I know more people who are LinkedIn than those on Plaxo. I also believe that these sites would be used more by people who are searching for a new job. I am perfectly happy here on my little island of Guam, so do not really forsee me utilizing the sites much.


This is pretty gosh darn tootin' neat. Barb and I spent almost two hours at our own houses working on our individual projects, but were on Skype and could ask questions as we worked. We did not have to have the phone line tied up or be sitting next to each other at some place where neither one of us was too comfortable. This was wonderful! I feel like I accomplished a lot tonight, eventhough I still a ways to go. We ended our Skype because I was the one starting to wilt. I will get some sleep so that I may be fresh and good to go in the morning.

Now if I can just connect with my mom in Oregon sometime. Cool!!

Good night ;-)

A Day At The Ranch

A Day At The Ranch
My son trying to climb the niyok (coconut) tree