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Bloglovin’

Bloglovin’

Follow my blog with Bloglovin
I’ve been using Feedly since Gogle Reader went away, however I am going to try Bloglovin’ as well and see which I prefer. I am currently trying to figure out how to import all my blog feeds into Bloglovin’….. I might have to just do it manually when I get a chance.

I’m attempting to “claim my blog”…. if you use this service, please add my blog to your feed!

Cuddle ~ A Children’s Boutique

Cuddle ~ A Children’s Boutique

Feast your eyes on the latest and greatest online children’s boutique: Cuddle.

Cuddle has some of the CUTEST apparel, shoes, and toys for little kids.  I am especially excited since it is owned and operated by my good friend Kara.

How cute is this sassy little Berrylicious Bow Dress?

I thought this little Ladybug Swimsuit was super cute too!

What baby wouldn’t look the most adorable in this little Lamb Coat?!

Every little boy needs a pair of these Basebee Shoes

These Deglingos Kicks – Milkos the Cow might be my favorite.  So stinkin cute!

 

Cuddle Boutique also has really cute puppets like this giraffe

There are many more cool items at Cuddle, go check it out and tell a friend!

Lunch.com ~ A Place to review ANYTHING

Lunch.com ~ A Place to review ANYTHING

You know how I write restaurant reviews (as well as own and operate) for Twin Cities Restaurant Blog? I get tons of cool e-mails every day from people in the “biz”.

I got this e-mail a few weeks ago and was pretty intriqued

Hey Kristi,

Nice review of Il Premio Italian Steakhouse!  After reading your review, I’m thinking you could actually win an award for it.  Yes, seriously ; )  There’s a new award for the best reviews online being presented by Lunch.com (a site where people can share reviews on any topic).  Lunch is recognizing the best reviews across a whole mix of topics, and your restaurant reviews are fantastic — I think you stand a great shot of getting nominated and winning a “Golden Thumb” trophy!  I work for Lunch, searching for the best reviews and reviewers online, so when I came across yours, it was a great fit.

The rest of the e-mail gave more information and since I am a sucker, I went over to Lunch.com to check it out.  Pretty cool site.  They make it super easy to copy any blog post you have already written, so I started uploading a few of my restaurant reviews and also my various Recipe posts.  I have gotten great feedback on my reviews so far.

You can write full reviews or Quick Tips about any topic.  I haven’t had alot of time to explore the site yet, but will when I have time!

Head over to Lunch.com and check it out!  You can see my profile here.  Add me as a friend and Follow Me if you decided to create your own account!

Four Star Auto Service

Four Star Auto Service

Remember last week when I was crying about the awful headlights on my Mazda CX-7 and how neither of my low-beams was working anymore? I am so glad I blogged about it because a friend saw it and sent me over to Four Star Auto Service to see what they could do.  I was really worried about having to replace the entire headlamp assembly which was going to cost me an arm and a leg, but I figured it was worth a shot to see what Four Star could do.  I am so glad I did!!

I’m back in action, baby!

Not only was Four Star able to fix my headlight and replace both bulbs in both headlights, they also had a loaner car for me to use, were able to get the work done in a few hours, and all for under $100 for everything!

Hallelujah!!!

I will definitely be using Four Star Auto Service in the future and highly recommend you do too!!

Thank you Milli for sending me to Four Star!

City’s Best

City’s Best

AOL today announced the launch of the 2010 City’s Best program, providing a guide to the best local food, entertainment and lifestyle options in these 25 major U.S. cities:

Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, and Washington, DC.

Right now they have a contest going to determine the “Best of the Best” in categories of food, entertainment and lifestyle venues.  You can go to City’s Best to vote for your favorites in any of the cities listed above.

Twin Cities has been selected as one of the featured cities!  So has AUSTIN!!  How cool is that!? Plus I have been to Boston, Chicago, Phoenix and Vegas multiple times so I can vote for my faves in those cities too!

Fun stuff! You can vote once per day until November 30th.  Check it out!

Lovin’ Flickr

Lovin’ Flickr

Do you go through obsessive streaks with websites on the internet, where for periods of time your concentration is focused on one particular thing? I am that way and I am sure many of you are that way too. Keeps the internet from getting boring, right!?

Anyway, right now my internet obsession is Flickr.  I joined the site in 2005 (view my Flickr profile) but used it only minimally until late 2008 when I really started getting into photography (after my dad gave me his Canon G9).  I blogged about the many groups that I had joined on Flickr last year and used the site a lot until I hit my 200 photo maximum.  200 photo max? Yep, that’s right.  Flickr is super-duper awesome but with the free account only your most recent 200 photos are available to you.  It is $24.95 to upgrade to the Pro acct which offers unlimited storage and all sorts of other stuff.  I just didn’t want to pay for it…… I’ll admit I am a cheapskate and don’t like to spend money unless I have to.  So I stopped using it to upload my own photos until recently since I hope to take even more photos now that I have my D-SLR and different lenses.  Last week I decided to bite the bullet and finally upgraded to the Flickr Pro account.  I am so glad I did!

I have uploaded approximately 1000 of my favorite non-people photos to Flickr (view my photostream) over the past few weeks and have started organizing them into sets, which Flickr has made extremely easy to do.  You can see all my sets here.  Example:  Sunsets

I also demonstrated in this post about my cats yesterday how I could access/import/link back to my photos (with EXIF info)  from Flickr with just one click of the button.  Supersweet! If you use Flickr and a WordPress-installed blog, I highly recommend it.

There is a lot more you can do with Flickr like these things I highlighted in this post.  Flickr is very cool, I tell ya!

Who else is on Flickr? I would love to add you as a contact!

Lemonade Stand Blogger Awards

Lemonade Stand Blogger Awards

Last week a couple of my friends, Ang and Dana, both awarded me with a “Lemonade Stand” blogger award which is passed on to “bloggers who demonstrate great attitude and gratitude”. Part of the honor of winning this award is to turn around and recognize other bloggers so without further ado, here are the Lemonade Stand awards that I am handing out this week. (Hard to choose because I have so many faves!)

First up is my brother Brian’s wife Michelle at Curls, Spunk and Monkey Chunk.  Michelle is an amazing photographer and I love reading her blog because it is how I stay up to date with my darling little nieces and nephew when I otherwise see them just a few times a month.  She is very honest about motherhood and life in general, which I am cure we can all appreciate.

Next I would like to return the award back to Ang at Football, Sushi and the Pursuit of Happiness.  Ang and I met through a  mutual friend six or seven years ago and have a lot in common, especially our love of photography.  Ang is also a Nikon user and she is my new go-to girl for Nikon questions. We have a tradition of going to Fuddruckers for Valentines Day every year 🙂

I would also like to give the award back to Dana at My Everyday Life. Dana and I have known each other since HS but became friends several years ago through a group of mutual friends.  I love reading Dana’s blog to see what she has been up to…. she is very active and busy and always posts a lot of pictures about all the fun she has….we also have a lot in common!

Next up I have to give a shout-out to one of the most amazing photographers I know, Chriselda at Chriselda Photography.  Chriselda and I became online buds back in 2004-2005 when we took part in a Circle Journal together.  Since that time Chriselda has built up her photography business full-time and her photography is simply amazing!! This blog is a photography blog.

Another of my favorite bloggers is Denise at Lipstick and Red High Heels.  Denise is so stinkin funny! She loves to tell stories about the mischief she would get into when she was younger with her three sisters.  Denise had to make her blog private this year but I am lucky enough to have the password 🙂 Denise is also one amazing photographer and I adore looking at all of her work.  Check out her photography blog! Beautiful!

I also must give an award to Ms. Samara at Link Adventures.  Sam and I have been blogging buddies for awhile now, we “met” through Lindsay Teague who is one of Sam’s  best buddies and another of my favorite bloggers.  Sam and I are the same age and she is also from the midwest but transplanted in AZ.  Samara just graduated from college with a degree in Communications/Journalism (or something like that!) This past semester Sam spent hundreds of hours in the newsroom and on location shooting pieces for the local news and she shared many of the pieces she created on her blog.  Check them out, they were so much fun to watch, I would always forget it was Sam I was hearing until she would show up on camera….. so professional!! Sam also leaves me the nicest, most thoughtful comments on my blog.  I can’t wait until I get to go back to AZ again soon so that we can meet in real life 🙂

Another of my most-favorite blogs to read because of the entertainment factor is Lindy at Gringa N Mexico.  Lindy moved to Mexico a couple of years ago to be with her husband and loves to write about her experiences as a barely-spanish-speaking-white-woman-who-lives-in-Mexico-but works in a border town in the US.  This girl is freaking HILARIOUS.  Lots of sex talk and foul language…. I love the shock factor! Lindy just gave birth to her very first baby and I can’t wait to read all about her new adventure into Motherhood, which bound to be entertaining the way Lindy writes about it 🙂

The last award I am giving out today is to my Belgium blogging buddy, Jientje at Heaven is in Belgium.  I first found Jientje (pronounced gene-chu) through the Photo Hunts that I started hosting last Spring and I absolutely adore her photography!! Jientje likes to take photos of objects and landscapes as I do and she has such a talented eye! She is also just learning how to use a D-SLR camera and I am so inspired by her work!

To the many others whose blogs I read……  thank you for sharing what you do 🙂

Google Friend Connect

Google Friend Connect

I have been seeing the Google Friend Connect Widget on many blogs lately, but I mistakenly thought it was ONLY for blogs powered through Google (Blogger).  I discovered today that I could get my very own Google Friend Connect Widget to put on my site too!
If you like reading my blog, please consider joining my Friend Connect.  It is an easy way for others to find your blog too!  You can find the widget in the right sidebar>>>>>>

Move Over, Facebook

Move Over, Facebook

My new love is Flickr.

Although I still think Facebook is one of the greatest inventions on the web, I am kind of bored with it. (Remember, I was trying to convince you all to sign up 3-07) Plus I can't ever access it from work.  Anyway, like I said, my new love is Flickr.  I have had an account there for a few years and have used it to browse for particular photos (remember my post about cool things you can do with Flickr?) but never really started exploring its full capabilities until recently.  I think the Groups feature is pretty awesome and I love that you can upload photos to a pool.  Great way to share common stuff!

I have been really into the photography thing since I started my Daily Photo Blog a few weeks ago (come check it out now if you haven't already!)  Even though I like to think I have always kept my eye open for a good photo opportunity, I am scouting out different possibilities for photos at times and in places where I might not otherwise have looked.  Its a lot of fun! I am even exploring the manual settings on my camera and trying to learn real photography settings.  My Canon G9 is not a SLR but it is still an awesome camera with many of the same features as a SLR. 

So that's my story for the evening.  If you want to add me as a contact on Flickr, I am sweetsauer.  I would love to add you too!

New Subscription Tools!

New Subscription Tools!

If you would like to be updated regularly when I post new entries to this blog, I have added two new tools to make it easier.  Direct your attention to the right sidebar >>>>>

  • The first tool is the  "subscribe in reader" button.  When you click this, it allows you to add the feed to whichever feed reader you prefer (I use Google Reader). 
  • The second tool is the e-mail subscription box.  If you would like new posts from this blog to be sent to your e-mail, just enter your e-mail address in the box, and then click the confirmation link that will immediately be sent to your inbox.  Once you do this, new posts will be sent directly to your e-mail.

I am using Feedburner for these services.  If you're a blogger, you might want to check it out.  It will automatically update and transfer any current feeds you have for your blog so that your readers will continue to receive updates without interruption ( I wasn't sure what would happen when I transferred my feed to Feedreader, hence the "test" of the last post.  It worked perfectly and I have already received the e-mail with my latest post).  The service makes it much more convenient for your readers to receive your latest posts and also allows you to keep track of how many subscribers you have.  This is a great thing for those of you who have photography or other business blogs!

Do you like Funny Videos???

Do you like Funny Videos???

If you like Funny Videos, I recommend that you check out the site Funny Video Search.  Not only are there funny videos on the site, but also commentary to go with them.  The site was created and maintained by my brother Jeff.  Here are some of the categories on the site:

If you like the site then be sure to spread the word to others who like funny videos.  Thanks!

If you won the lottery……..

If you won the lottery……..

If you won the lottery, what would you do with your money??
Would you initiate Random Acts of Kindness to share the wealth???
That is exactly what a Real Lottery Winner is doing.
I recently found the site of a very generous blogger who has indeed won a lottery (of an unspecified amount) and is blogging about the experience.  He claims he never had anything to blog about before winning the lottery…but now he does! Since the blog is new, Real Lottery Winner is featuring an e-mail subscription to his posts and once 500 people subscribe to the e-mail, he is giving away TWO brand-new Macbook Pros!!  So far there are only 100 subscribers and  since I think everyone should own a Macbook Pro, I am encouraging all of my readers to go subscribe to his e-mail feed and maybe you could be one of the winners!!! To sign up, simply submit your e-mail in the box on the upper right portion of his site.

I think this is so cool and generous!

*If any of you win either of the Macbook Pros or anything else he is giving away, don't forget who sent you 😉

Fun sites that work with Flickr Images

Fun sites that work with Flickr Images

Wanted to share a couple of fun sites that allow you to work with Flickr Images.  These sites are all a lot of fun!

1. FlickrStorm– This website is a search engine for Flickr that comes up with a thumbnail mosaic of popular images for your search term.   Click on any image and it takes you directly to that photo on Flickr.  Here is one I did using the word "barn".
Flickrstormbarns

2. Multicolr Search Lab– This is another Flickr search engine, but it searches for images based on custom color combos.  Just pick the colors you want (up to 10) and it matches photos to your colors.  Here are some examples I did

Plumtealmosaic 

Pinkteallavendarmosaic  

3. Stumble Upon Earth Album– This site works between Google Maps and Flickr- Just click anywhere on the map and you will see the most popular images highlighting that place.  Here is one I did on Egypt

Stumpleuponflickr-egypt

4. Big Huge Labs Mosaic Maker– This site pulls photos that are saved as your favorites on Flickr and then you can make various-sized mosaics, and they even give links to the photo credits! (Yes, I have a variety of favorites saved on Flickr, as evidenced by this eclectic mosaic!)

Mosaic7801640

1. J-Juice, 2. Space?, 3. West Hawaii Sunset-Dec 2007, 4. Magma Blast and Electric Lightning Bolt Within a Lava Plume ~ Island of Hawaii, 5. Waimea Canyon, Kauai, Hawaii, 6. Diamond Head, Oahu, Hawaii, 7. Hawaii Sea Turtle, 8. White Hibiscus of Hawaii, 9. sunset at lake Vänern, 10. minneapolis skyline, 11. pink flower petals, 12. pink flower 1, 13. Watchful Bear, 14. Mom with comfy Twins, 15. IMG_1071-01, 16. PolarBear.jpg


Google Chrome Browser…..

Google Chrome Browser…..

Did you know that Google just launched its  own Internet Browser??? Its called Chrome.  It is not yet available for Mac, but if you use Windows, you can download it already…..
It seems kind of cool……(and I love all Google stuff) so if you decide to download it, let me know what you think!!!!!!
PS I already know that some of you are still reluctant (or stuck somewhere in the Dark Ages) and haven't even switched over to Firefox yet!!!

Birthday Data….

Birthday Data….

Visited this site to get some interesting data about the day I was born ( 2/11/77).  Thought it was interesting enough to post!

  • Your date of conception was on or about 21 May 1976 which was a Friday. (I was born a month early, so I was actually conceived at the end of June)
  • You were born on a Friday
    under the astrological sign Aquarius.
  •  Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 1/31/1976 and ending 2/17/1977.
    You were born in the Chinese year of the Dragon. ( I didn't know this! I always thought I was a snake!)
  • Your Native American Zodiac sign is Otter; your plant is Fern.
  • You were born in the Egyptian month of Parmuthy, the fourth month of the season of Poret (Emergence – Fertile soil).
  • Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 23 Shevat 5737. 
  • The Mayan Calendar long count date of your birthday is 12.18.3.11.1 which is
    12 baktun 18 katun 3 tun 11 uinal 1 kin
  • The Hijra (Islamic Calendar) date of your birth is Friday, 21 Safar 1397 (1397-2-21).
  • The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 10 April 1977.
  •  As of 5/28/2008 9:40:08 AM EDT
    You are 31 years old.
    You are 375 months old.
    You are 1,633 weeks old.
    You are 11,429 days old.
    You are 274,305 hours old.
    You are 16,458,340 minutes old.
    You are 987,500,408 seconds old.
  • Celebrities who share your birthday:
    Kelly Rowland (1981) Matt Lawrence (1980) Brandy (1979)
    Mike Shinoda (1977) Jennifer Aniston (1969) Sheryl Crow (1963)
    Segio Mendes (1941) Bobby 'Boris' Pickett (1940) Burt Reynolds (1936)
    Tina Louise (1934) Leslie Nielsen (1926) Eva Gabor (1921)
    Sidney Sheldon (1917) Thomas Alva Edison (1847)
  • Top songs of 1977:
    You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone Best of My Love by Emotions
    I Just Want to Be Your Everything by Andy Gibb How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees
    Evergreen (from 'A Star Is Born') by Barbra Streisand Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder
    Torn Between Two Lovers by Mary MacGregor Rich Girl by Daryl Hall & John Oates
    Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band by Meco Got to Give It Up by Marvin Gaye
  • Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 4.47318982387476 years old. (You're still chasing cats!)
  •  Your lucky day is Saturday.
    Your lucky number is 4 & 8.
  • Your ruling planet(s) is Saturn & Uranus.
    Your lucky dates are 1st, 10th, 19th, 28th.
    Your opposition sign is Leo.
    Your opposition number(s) is 1.
  •  Today is not one of your lucky days!
  • There are 259 days till your next birthday
    on which your cake will have 32 candles.
    Those 32 candles produce 32 BTUs,
    or 8,064 calories of heat (that's only 8.0640 food Calories!) .
    You can boil 3.66 US ounces of water with that many candles.
  • In 1977 there were approximately 3.1 million births in the US.
    In 1977 the US population was approximately 203,302,031 people, 57.4 persons per square mile.
  • In 1977 in the US there were approximately 2,152,662 marriages (10.1%) and 1,036,000 divorces (4.9%)
  • In 1977 in the US there were approximately 1,921,000 deaths (9.5 per 1000)
    In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.
    In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.
  • Your birthstone is Amethyst- 
    Amethyst is used to increase spiritually
    Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)
    Bloodstone, Onyx, Moonstone
  • Your birth tree is
    Cedar, the Confidence
    Of rare beauty, knows how to adapt, likes luxury, of good health not in the least shy, tends to look down on others, self-confident, determined, impatient, wants to impress others, many talents, industrious, healthy, optimism, waiting for the one true love, able to make quick decisions.
  • There are 211 days till Christmas 2008!
  • The moon's phase on the day you were
    born was in its last quarter.
Awesome links from CoolCatTeacher

Awesome links from CoolCatTeacher

I recently came across a teacher blog that often has cool links, etc.  A few days ago, the blogger behind the CoolCatTeacherBlog celebrated a birthday and put together this great list of cool internet services to check out.  It looks like there are some great links, so I wanted to share.

  1. Songbird – This is THE cool opensource alternative to iTunes and it is connected with Skreemr, the music search engine.
  2. Timebridge – This scheduling system plugs into google calendar
    or outlook and lets you invite people to a meeting, select four time
    alternatives, and then it books the meeting time that everyone can
    attend and puts it on your calendar. It reminds them and it rocks!!
  3. Get Atomic Learning Free for 3 months
  4. Diigo – This cool tool has transformed my bookmarking, blogging, sharing, and twittering. Install it, set it up to send to your delicious account.  

    To get the most out of it, you definitely should use firefox and install the cute little bookmarklets.  This is a definite tool for those writing papers!

  5. Zoho Notebook
    — This notebooking service completely and utterly rocks! Zohonotebook
    gives you the ability to EMBED video and web pages as well as snag
    notes from many places. It is an amazing tool! (Check out some of the pages I demoed in a workshop a while back.)
  6. Google Forms – Google spreadsheets has a cute little tool hidden in the Share tab, the ability to create a form.  We’re using this for the Horizon Project
    managers to submit their weekly reports. It is so fast and easy and a
    great way to pull information into a spreadsheet. I even have my
    national honor society students entering their service time for me into
    the spreadsheet.
  7. Firefox
    – If you’re still stuck in Internet Explorer, you simply must try
    firefox. Give yourself a present! The plug ins are incredible. My
    favorites are: the diigo plug in, technorati tag plug in,
  8. Twitter – Again, try this one.  Some say they don’t "have time for twitter" or don’t "get it."  Just sign up, add me
    as a friend, and then go in and see whose talking to me, add some who
    sound interesting and then reply to their messages by saying @theirID
    — so to reply to me, you’d say @coolcatteacher — You may just find
    yourself conversing daily with some of your heroes.
  9. Hulu.com – I’ve been beta testing this beauty which lets you watch all kinds of TV shows.  Now, you can watch too!
  10. Mogulus
    – Do you want your own 24/7 TV station? You can do it here. Schedule
    things to play. Merge videos from other places on the Net. Very cool.

  11. AFI Screen Nation
    – The Amazing American Film Institute has a new site where your
    students may upload video and be evaluated by REAL producers, actors,
    and directors in Hollywood. Their curriculum is totally amazing and I
    use the videos that come with my united streaming account to teach digital film & movie making.  I love the AFI digital storytelling curriculum and highly recommend it.
  12. Toondoo – Make cartoons.  This continues to be one of my perennial favorites for cartoons.
  13. Ning
    (for VIDEO sharing) – I LOVE Ning in the classroom and just found a
    super cool new feature. If you upload video to ning, it automatically
    converts it to the most compressed, appropriate version for the web.
    You may then embed the video anywhere else. This is solving a lot of
    our access problems for the horizon project b/c schools just unblock the Ning and have access to all of the movies!
  14. Intel Mashmaker
    – This lets you mash together all different types of websites and I am
    enjoying working with it. There will be some things I share soon. This
    is supposed to be a lot like Microsoft PopFly, which I’ve not tested yet.
  15. Skype – This is another MUST have APP.  If you haven’t tried it yet, get over there and take a look.
  16. Classtools.net – Embeddable graphic organizers of every kind for your wiki or blog.  I Adore this site and use it all the time in my classroom.
  17. Wikispaces — This is my stable, well supported, wiki darling.  One look at the horizon project wiki will tell you why.
  18. Gmail
    – With the most robust spam filter anywhere, the ability to filter like
    a fiend, make folders, and import all accounts into one place, this
    account is a dream come true. Even if you use another service, you can
    enable pop on that account, set up a gmail and pull all of your
    accounts into one. And if you use firefox, they have a better gmail firefox extension from lifehacker that is a must install!.
  19. Gcast – I’m really enjoying podcasting from my cell phone — just a lot of fun!
  20. FriendFeed – A cool little service that I’m really beginning to enjoy to help me follow just a few people.
  21. Technorati Watchlist – A must use for bloggers watching those responding to their work and just to follow the things you want to know more about.  The RSS from the search for your blog belongs in your RSS reader.
  22. PhotoBucket – THE place I put my private photos.  I like Flickr,
    but somtimes I just want to make a really cool flash page for my
    website or do something neat with photos, and photobucket has more
    robust tools for my photos than I’ve found other places.
  23. Big Huge Labs
    for Flickr — This has some amazingly hilarious Motivational Poster
    makers and just about everything you can imagine for your photos. Make
    monster posters, make labels, make anything. If you have photos, this
    is THE place to PLAY!
  24. Feedburner is a must use for any serious blogger or school Webmaster.
    You can burn the feed to feedburner, which will let you move your feed
    from place to place without losing readers! You may also use Feedblitz to e-mail your blog posts to anyone who is "afraid" of RSS.  Feedburner has so many other features that serious bloggers will appreciate.
  25. Statcounter – This is my favorite place to track links, traffic, and more.  Just a very reliable, accurate site.
  26. Google Reader
    — My RSS reader of choice for linear, sequential RSS reading (down the
    page aggregation), Google Reader now lets you download google Gears and
    read your RSS offline!!!!
  27. Netvibes – For single page aggregation, I use netvibes as my RSS reader although my home page starts up with iGoogle,
    I go to netvibes. Their new Ginger version allows you to publish your
    pages and share with others. I teach my students this handy RSS reader
    for their Personal Learning Networks.
  28. EdTechTalk – Although I co-host a show here, I always get pumped when I listen to these shows.  Do yourself a favor and take a listen.
  29. Creative Commons Searching –   This is THE place to look for images, graphics, and audio.  It is a must use for students!
  30. 4Info.net
    I get the weather texted to my phone each morning. Every time a Georgia
    Tech football or basketball game ends, I’m texted the score. You can
    have stock tickers, rss reminders and more texted to your phone. It is
    amazingly cool.
  31. Newsmap
    – When I want to take time to read the news, this is what I use. I
    adore NewsMap. I teach my students to use it to get abreast of what is
    happening in the world. If you have 1 minute to read the news, go here.
  32. Classroom 2.0 Live Conversations
    – Steve Hargadon is hosting these amazing sessions. Simply excellent.
    Another place to "get pumped" and have some great ideas.
  33. Cool Cat Teacher Wiki
    – All my presentations, handouts, archives, and STUFF are there. I love
    to get out sometimes and when I do, I want to capture it.
  34. Slideshare – I LOVE this slidesharing site.  It is very useful.
  35. VoiceThread – If I could pick ONE tool for elementary ed, this is it, hands down.
Tales of an Inner-City Teacher

Tales of an Inner-City Teacher

Hola amigos!!

I wanted to let you guys know about another side-project blog that I have taken up……
Urbanteachertales670

http://urbanteachertales.blogspot.com/
I have always been reluctant to write about my job on my personal blog for many reasons, but I feel that I have a lot of things to say or share.  I am thinking about writing a book someday about my experiences and this new blog is a way for me to start writing it all out!  I am keeping my exact details anonymous (location, district, etc) on that blog so that my identity isn’t public, but I would love to have all of my friends read it …..please go check it out! And don’t forget to add to your Feed Readers!