Monday, March 8, 2010

weather station

Sunday, March 7, 2010

RSS Feeds

Ok, RSS Feeds: I finally think I have it almost figured out. A RSS feed is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. It solves a problem for people who regularly use the web. It allows you to easily stay informed by retrieving the latest content from the sites you are interested in. You save time by not needing to visit each site individually. You ensure your privacy, by not needing to join each site's email newsletter.

Please see my Blogline to see all the interesting news feeds I've subscribed to at:

I know there are videos and podcasts included in a few of the feeds.

Digital Portfolio

Please see my new digital portfolio at this site address:

Thank you,

Survey #2

Click here to take the survey now. The survey was created with survey software.

This may be a better copy of the survey..

My Survey

This is my survey for Kin 710 Tech class.

Online professional portfolio sites

The two online professional portfolio sites I chose to compare and contrast are Plaxo and Linkedin. I like Plaxo better than Linkedin, since Plaxo seems a bit more user friendly when trying to communicate with my contacts. The two are similar, but the way Plaxo is set up seems to make it easier to figure out....
Either way, both are great ways to communicate with others. I like the way they both have the option of setting up groups to communicate with.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Bonnie's Technorati feedback March 2010

Technorati as so many options... blogs, feeds, etc. The one I liked the best that I looked at was Twittorati. It lead me to Twitter. I was able to find a variety avenues to follow when I entered "kinesiology."

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Image Gnerator

I looked through the mass amount of sites on Image Generator. The one I liked the best was the Logo maker. The link is:

I enjoy making different logos for a variety of things. Please check out the link to see the variety of logo designs available.

Library Thing

Library Thing is helpful for finding books. It is a good tool to find books for researching. The summaries make it easy to find books with necessary information. I added 5 random books just to see how it worked. This site will help me in the near future when looking up books for assignments.

Friday, February 19, 2010



Please see my March 2010 post.

You Tube video

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

You Tube

I had fun searching around on YouTube. I started by searching for videos related to PE. I refined my search to PE and found many more videos on the topic. I got some great teaching ideas from some videos.

I think You Tube can be a very successful tool in the classroom when used the right way. I can use exercise videos in an aerobics unit, and I can use videos of other games to show the students how to play.


I spent lots of time on the delicious site. The bookmarks were fun to read. I can see where you can get new ideas to find information. I like the way postings etc are categorized. The tags help find information quicker.

I looked for education sites under the education tags. I found many different sites. I looked up sites for a variety of information.

I do see how a social bookmarking site would help in research. Delicious is a useful site and social bookmarking.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Web 2.0 site comments

It was interesting to see the site Zillow as a selection for the Real estate section. I was able to look at current home/property values and, for some, what monthly payments the owners make.

Monday, January 25, 2010

I need help sending my 1st podcast!

Can anyone help me figure out how to send my podcast to the instructor???

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Social Technology

Three of the articles I read this week about technology were interesting. I found that two of the three articles were completely supportive of the use of Internet communication site. They each give tools that allow users to express themselves and interact with others in different ways. Students use technologies, such as Facebook and Flicker, to communicate with groups/classmates and instructors. A group, such as online schools, offers opportunities for social feedback and supports social networks.

The sites, such as Facebook, are all built around the idea of connecting people and making it possible to interact. The Internet provides a variety of options of communication sites as mentioned in the article, “Social Networking.”

The third article, “Examining Social Software in Teacher Education,” mentioned a main drawback to communicating online is that some sites are not safe, such as, “My Space,” where individual websites are available to anyone, however, Facebook requires invitations by the web owner.

About me

My name is Bonnie Thomasson. I live in Windsor,

California, with my family: Eric, my husband, Darren, my

10-year-old son, and Caitlyn, my 13-year-old daughter.

This is my 21st year teaching. I started out teaching Kindergarten (1 year), then sixth grade (5 years) self-contained, third grade (6 years), fifth/sixth grade (6 years) PE, and currently sixth and seventh grade PE/Health. I have implemented fun and interactive activities for the junior high students to engage in to master the learning of the specific standards presented.

I am also the Athletic Director for the Junior High where I work. I coach the Cross-country team, only because I wanted to start a team this year.

There is not another job I would rather have than the ones I have now in my life. I have worked diligently to get to where I am now, and plan to be the best that I can be at what I am doing. I have made positive improvements to the Physical Education program, as well as, the athletic department at my junior high.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

My first BLOG!!

Here is my first attempt to "Blogging.".... now what?!?!?