These are my Jumptags for July 1st through July 3rd:

Workshop at Union University
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Today, I’ll be spending class time with some exceptional preservice teachers at Union University in Jackson, TN, with Dr. Anna Clifford’s classes. I’ve been doing this for a couple of semesters now, and I always have a blast.  Here are some photos of previous sessions on Web 2.0.

Workshop at Union University
Image by michaelmgrant via Flickr

As part of her instructional design and technology integration courses, we’ll be talking about teaching and learning with Google Apps.  In particular, we’re going to take a look at Google Reader, Google Docs word processor, Google Docs presentations, Google Docs spreadsheets and Google Docs forms.  I hope we can get through it all.

If not, here’s the links to the wiki pages I’ve created to go along with the workshops.  Anything we don’t get to will be accessible through these links, and please use them liberally.

  1. Using Google Reader
  2. Using Google Docs word processor
  3. Using Google Docs presentations
  4. Using Google Docs spreadsheet
  5. Creating forms and quizzes with Google Docs forms
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I was scanning a copy of Windows IT Pro (does this create an image of geekdom that I should be ashamed of?) that my neighbor (Thanks, Judy!) dropped off.  Inside I discovered a list of sniglets. Do you know what sniglets are? Wikipedia says sniglets are:

Words that aren’t in the dictionary but should be.

Wired magazine often produces of list of these each month for techie jargon.  But a couple on this list were pretty funny and so spot on that I thought I’d share.  Here goes.

Crapplet—A poorly written or totally useless Java applet.  (Michael’s comment:  I believe this term extends across all applets, AJAX and interactive scripts.)

Egosurf—To search for yourself on Google or another search engine. (Michael’s comments:  Everybody’s done it.  You were appalled at what you found and/or didn’t find.  You vowed to change it.  Unfortunately, Google doesn’t lie.)

Bluetooth fairy—Someone who walks around with a blinking Bluetooth headset permanently affixed to his or her ear. (Michael’s comment: You’ve seen this, particuarly at the airport.  You even replied back to the person, because you thought he or she was talking to you.  Or you had to duck out of the way because the person was talking vigorously with his or her hands and you thought you were going to get hit.)

When I come across more, I’ll add them to another post.  But in the meantime, do you have any that you can add in the comments?

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