Sunday, May 25, 2008

Oh so sad!

Our much loved poodle has spent this week being carried around like royalty - all on the advice of our vet! He dislocated his kneecap whilst playing with Maggie, and is feeling very sorry for himself. Only a few more weeks of carrying him up and down stairs and hopefully all will be well again!
I am now counting down the days until I begin my prac in Brisbane, and am getting very nervous as well as excited. What am I looking forward to the most? Not making school lunches for three whole weeks!!!
Thanks to everyone who has viewed my digital photo story on Vimeo. It has had 60 hits!! Cool.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Third Space

After hours spent trying to upload my digital photo story to Youtube, I have (with much consultation from forums, my husband and my son) decided to post it to a different video sharing site, Vimeo. One that supports digital photo stories!!

I originally decided to create a story so that I could put into practice some of the skills I learnt at a recent seminar run by Edna. I chose our library as it is a great way to promote the wonderful place it is, and the great staff that work there! I must admit to being quite proud of my first effort, though the quality is lost somewhat along the way.

Hope you like it, feel free to follow the link back to the site and write a comment on it. Thanks =D

Oh, a great hint for better viewing is to start the clip and let it buffer, then drag it back to the beginning. The clip will stop and start and be very frustrating to watch if you don't!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Stitching Time

Stitching day! It was so good to be back at my stitching group after a few weeks break due to school holidays and uni assignments. Bronny showed off her completed quilt top made from charm packs from a Moda fabric range, Jill was starting a new quilt , Karen was just watching on and Sally was putting together a new block at the ironing board. As for me, it was just good to sit with a cuppa, a scone with jam and just relax, content to be in the company of friends and a sister!!

Am still trying to work out the formatting of these photos!!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Assignment 2 completed!!!

What a great feeling knowing that I have finished uni for this semester. I finished my last assignment on Sunday morning, all that is left to do is electronically submit it. The feeling of relief is immense.

With all the extra free time on my hands I have been madly snapping photos of staff and our work environment so that I can create a photo story of our Library. Feel free to view them on Flickr - just type in Toowoomba City Library in the search bar. Today I spent the day bogged down in Skreemr looking for audio that is free of copyright. Oh the joys.... I think(?) I have narrowed my search down to just two, both instrumental. Will have to see what looks/sounds best.

Now that my assignment is finished, I can go back to my stitching group and sit and not feel guilty!!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Edna Worshop in Brisbane

Today I attended a Workshop in Brisbane run by EdNA. Marianne, Angela and myself attended and learnt about framing our digital footprints, digital literacy, embedding multimedia, learning without borders and new skills using the edna toolkits. A great day was had by all, and more importantly, we learnt alot.

The posting underneath this was created using Voice thread. As time was limited, we only had a quick play, and I was able to post directly to my blog! You have got to love technology. I am (after I finish uni this semester, and sometime before my prac) going to try and make a digital story about our library and its facilities. So watch out for me and my trusty digital camera in a work space near you and don't forget to smile!!!