Saturday, October 2, 2010

Blogging Brainstorm

Today we blogged.

We learned how to:
  • setup an account
  • moderate comments
  • add gadgets
  • comment to each other

Great class...let's keep blogging!

Welcome to NJCU Blogging!

Hello all!

Welcome to NJCU and blogging!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Final Reflection

Today was a different day. We were quite hot. =) The computers in the 2nd floor lab did not work as well as planned, which made the morning difficult. Afternoon in the Pope 311 lab seemed like a better idea until the a/c turned off on us.

However, what a great group that stuck with us today! Thank you for trying your best in learning!

Any other thoughts?



Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Goodbye to the Lab

Dear Computer Lab,

We will miss you. Although we wish it were a bit cooler in here and the computers were faster, we learned a lot and worked very hard while we were here.

Thank you,
Dr. Luongo

Last Day in Computer Lab

Bye, bye, Computer lab.

We will miss you.

This has been a very interesting learning experience. We have learned how to use, blog, and how to write effective questions.

Any thoughts on what comes next?

Friday, February 19, 2010

Day 2

Here we are...Day 2 of podcasting. What a wonderful class session I just had. I overheadr Tariq and Chris podcasting JFK. Mike and Mike were reading "Four score...". Just hearing the collaborative voices and helpful criticisms is what teaching and learning is all about.

I am starting the second class--Ee204 so I will be shifting to "Arthur" and "Counting Valentine" stories...

Keep you posted.

Podcast in Plain English

Friday, February 12, 2010

You blog...I Blog

Second class on podcasting completed!

My Ee204 class was wonderful today. They logged into their blogs, predicted what would happen, and learned some podcasting basics.

We learned you needed to USE RECORDING before you saved RECORDING. We laughed and read various scripts.

Great job!

Podcasting Se370


What a great class.

Today, my Se370 class learned how to add a link list to their blogs as well as use to podcast.

Despite the heat in the room, we all posted an introductory podcast and worked with our partners to learn how to use the technology.

Looking forward to day 2!

Storytelling Link

For my classes who will be telling stories... take a look here:

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Just an update on my two undergraduate classes. They are planning their podcasts and posting their ideas on their blogs (take a look to the right-- Se370 and Ee204).

Please feel free to comment.

Have a great one.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010

Math Stories

In class today (Se370), we had a discussion about Math books that could be used for storytelling. I did a bit of research and found this site:

Any thoughts?

**Another one I found that has many math ideas:

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Welcome Back to the Blog

Hello all,

Welcome back....

This term we have 2 classes blogging--Ee204 and Se370.

More to follow.

Monday, December 7, 2009

ICT in Education

Take a look at what I stumbled upon today:

Nicole Luongo's work

Very interesting!

Feel free to make a comment. We are "famous"!

Saturday, September 26, 2009


Before this project began, I was unsure of how it would be received. As a huge technology advocate, I believe in its use. I try to practice what I preach. I attempt to infuse technology into as many lessons as I can. I try to allow my students to see how I use technology to make teaching more effective and motivating. Often, I find people are resistant to change. When I present new technologies to professors or teachers, some want to see and learn more while others simply do not.

After thinking about what I wanted to do, I knew I need to focus on Web 2.0. Wait-- what is Web 2.0? According to Steve Hargadon ,Web 2.0 is "
simply the use of the Internet as a two-way medium- - -that it is a platform upon which content is not only consumed but also created." He claims that students today use the Web entirely revolving around content that they and their friends have created, and within Web frameworks or scaffolding that facilitate that creativity rather than providing the content for them. "They build profile pages, upload photos and videos, and interact with each other and that content through active commenting systems."

I knew podcasting was something
*I* wanted to learn more about. So, in a way, this project was a personal journey as much as it was for my students. From reading my students' blogs and talking to them in class, I have found they are enjoying this project because they are doing something. They are using computers. They are using microphones. They are making mistakes. They are getting frustrated. They are succeeding. They are doing something! THEY ARE PODCASTING!

It got me thinking about this article that I have my students read in other courses (mostly technology education courses):

I think this project has allowed students in my EE-204 to reach the following stage if they continue using the Web 2.0 skills they are learning:

Stage 4: Techno-constructivists --These are the teachers who integrate technology into the curriculum so that it not only complements instruction but redefines it. The true techno-constructivists have come through the previous three stages and have realized the full potential of technology to help children build on their own experiences, construct their own meanings, create products, and solve problems successfully.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Podcasting Again...

Today was our third day in the lab. It should have been our last, but we have more to do. Next week, we will finalize our stories, questions, and start our lesson plans.

So, we will still be in the lab next week.

Great job to all of my EE-204 students. You are amazing!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Podcasting Reflection

It has been a full day since we finished our 2nd day of podcasting. What a success. In the words of one student, "I love being able to actually DO something in class--not just listen to a professor talk ABOUT it."

Now, this is not to say that this experience has been problem-free. in fact,in terms of technological issues,there have been many. Many of the lab computers have not been working. Students have had difficulty turning computers on and off.

Then , it happened.... dun,dun,dun... I received an email Tuesday afternoon stating that IT needed to wipe the
contents of the computers in Pope Lab 215 because they are doing harm to the college network and its connected computers. Oh no! Apparently, virus protection software was not running on the computers and the computers were infected with a virus. What is a virus?

According to Wikipedia,
"A computer virus is a computer program that can copy itself and infect a computer without the permission or knowledge of the owner. The term "virus" is also commonly but erroneously used to refer to other types of malware, adware, and spyware programs that do not have the reproductive ability. A true virus can only spread from one computer to another (in some form of executable code) when its host is taken to the target computer; for instance because a user sent it over a network or the Internet, or carried it on a removable medium such as a floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB drive. Viruses can increase their chances of spreading to other computers by infecting files on a network file system or a file system that is accessed by another computer.[1][2]

The term "computer virus" is sometimes used as a catch-all phrase to include all types of malware. Malware includes computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, most rootkits, spyware, dishonest adware, crimeware, and other malicious and unwanted software), including true viruses. Viruses are sometimes confused with computer worms and Trojan horses, which are technically different. A worm can exploit security vulnerabilities to spread itself to other computers without needing to be transferred as part of a host, and a Trojan horse is a program that appears harmless but has a hidden agenda. Worms and Trojans, like viruses, may cause harm to either a computer system's hosted data, functional performance, or networking throughput, when they are executed. Some viruses and other malware have symptoms noticeable to the computer user, but many are surreptitious.

Most personal computers are now connected to the Internet and to local area networks, facilitating the spread of malicious code. Today's viruses may also take advantage of network services such as the World Wide Web, e-mail, Instant Messaging, and file sharing systems to spread."

It got me thinking,I better update my own virus software. Maybe you should,too!